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Witch Light
4.20
Scotland, late 1600s. Corrag’s mother, like her mother before her, has been accused of witchcraft and sentenced to die. Corrag flees into the wilderne ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
4
The Snow Child
3.92
It is the 1920s, and Jack and Mabel have moved to Alaska to homestead and to escape the shame and sadness of being unable to bear children. And then o ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
23
No One is Here Except All of Us
3.28
I received an ARC of this book for review from Goodreads First Reads program.

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life,” wrote author Virginia Woolf.

The
...more
Feb 02, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
31
Tom-All-Alone's
3.42
“Tom-All-Alone’s” is an atmospheric murder mystery set in Victorian London that is essentially Dickens’ “Bleak House” told from a different perspectiv ...more
May 04, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
10
Cloud Atlas
4.01
David Mitchell is a GENIUS. That's one of my primary thoughts about Cloud Atlas.

But Mitchell never gets in his own way. So often in experimental/postm
...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
17
A Cupboard Full of Coats
3.55
“A Cupboard Full of Coats” is a book about domestic violence that focuses more on thoughts and actions than plot. What do you do and think and say whe ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
 
15
Arcadia
3.62
4.5 Stars

“Arcadia” is scheduled for publication in March 2012. I received an ARC from Library Thing’s Early Reviewers program.

Beautifully written, mas
...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
11
Archipelago
3.91
When a flood destroys his home and shatters his family, Gavin decides to run away and pursue his dream of sailing from Trinidad to the Galápagos. He, ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
20
Eve Green
3.65
After 8-year-old Eve Green’s mother dies, she is sent to Wales to live with her grandparents whom she has never met. She experiences a calamitous year ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
 
14
There but for the
3.27
Rating: 4.5 Stars

“There but for the” is the second book I’ve read by Ali Smith, and I must confess I’m developing a bit of a literary crush on her. Sh
...more
Feb 21, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
6
Carry the One
3.12
How does one horrible incident redirect the trajectory of our lives? How is our character reshaped by tragedy? These are the questions that Carol Ansh ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
22
The Orchard on Fire
3.61
Shena Mackay is an author whom I have been curious about for awhile. She has been writing for five decades (beginning in 1968 and most recently in 200 ...more
Oct 05, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
 
7
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
4.08
Bringing howling winds and torrential rain, Hurricane Sandy provided the ideal atmosphere for reading this masterpiece by the Mistress of the Macabre, ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
 
24
Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories
3.85
What I find most remarkable about the stories in “Birds of a Lesser Paradise” is how memorable they are. That, for me, is the hallmark of a very well- ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
9
Under a Glass Bell
3.92
Under a Glass by Anaïs Nin is a superb collection of short stories that showcases Nin's enormous talent. This was a solid 5 Star read for me. Though s ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
8
Gillespie and I
3.81
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
12
The Song of Achilles
4.08
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May 27, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
18
The Disappeared
3.66
None
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
33
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution, #3)
3.78
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Jun 25, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
27
Madame Tussaud
3.94
None
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
32
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80
None
May 29, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
21
Mr. Rosenblum's List: or Friendly Guidance For The Aspiring Englishman
3.57
None
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
19
The Light Between Oceans
3.96
None
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
3
Half-Blood Blues
3.63
None
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
16
22 Britannia Road
3.60
None
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
26
Illyrian Spring
4.09
None
May 23, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
29
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
4.25
None
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
30
The Forever Queen (The Saxon Series, #1)
3.68
None
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
25
Travel Light
4.02
None
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
28
I Am the Chosen King (The Saxon Series #2)
4.13
None
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
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