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Nine Worthies
3.86
The nine worthies are nine people living in Boston and Newport in 1756; Nathaniel is painting their portraits.

The book divides into 9 chapters; the f...more
Apr 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
The Dreaming Girl
4.45
Allen does something in this book that I keep thinking about. Within a description of a place she creates the shape of the book. On page 9 she writes,...more
Aug 2011
Feb 28, 2012
 
The President in Her Towers
4.31
There are passages I wanted to type while I was reading them, to get a little closer to them.

Here's from the beginning of chapter 5, A Conference on...more
Jan 2013
Nov 15, 2012
 
None of This Is Real
4.22
These stories are delightful. I feel like they were written just for me, for my interests and sadnesses and neuroses. Maybe this is why they seem unca...more
May 2012
Apr 15, 2012
 
Rock Crystal
3.65
A strange book--strange in how I can't pin down Stifter. (why do I even want to?) There's a lot of moral-religious stuff (its subtitle is "A Christmas...more
Jan 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
Seeking Air
4.29
Wow it took me a long time to read this book!



Here's chapter 7:

"Things have fallen out and things have fallen in." -HG Wells

Miriam we are going to Min...more
Nov 24, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
How We Saved the City
3.90
I feel lucky to have the books of friends to think about while I'm walking around Providence. And that some of them get their material from the graffi...more
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
Once Again for Thucydides
3.72
"Approach the many-limbed figure without qualms and immerse yourself in it--just avoid the pull of the frieze of fluid images with which you pose as a...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
Prosperous Friends
2.98
Wow, such searing unhappiness! I stopped reading a few times because I felt, I cannot go through this with this writer.

I really enjoyed the writing t...more
Dec 17, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
Culture of One
4.31
holy smokes
Feb 13, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
Galerie de Difformite
3.75
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Mar 14, 2013
 
I Served the King of England
4.12
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Mar 2013
Mar 01, 2013
 
The Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference
4.24
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Sep 24, 2013
 
On Bullshit
3.46
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Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
 
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches
3.90
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Apr 13, 2014
Jan 24, 2012
 
She Drove Without Stopping
3.62
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Mar 22, 2013
 
The One-Straw Revolution
4.35
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Aug 26, 2012
 
Midwinter Day
4.34
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Aug 16, 2012
 
The Wall
3.99
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May 11, 2013
 
Minor Angels
4.08
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Jul 11, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
 
Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences
4.09
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Jan 03, 2014
 
Precious Bane
4.26
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Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
The Street of Crocodiles
4.20
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Feb 06, 2013
Sep 02, 2012
 
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
4.06
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Jan 03, 2014
 
Cruddy
4.14
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Mar 21, 2013
 
In Patagonia
3.81
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Jul 03, 2013
 
The Cat Inside
3.82
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Mar 25, 2014
 
How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter
4.01
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May 20, 2013
 
The Woman in White
3.97
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Apr 06, 2014
 
Independent People
4.18
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Mar 14, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
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