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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.01
The review essay by James Wood in a recent New Yorker magazine -- discussing the potential place of historical fiction in contemporary literary and ex ...more
Aug 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
A very quick summertime read for my in-person book club (Caffeine and a Book). Warning: once I started I could not stop compulsively gobbling up the p ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
The Witch's Trinity
3.47
I wish we had half-stars, since then I could give this book 2 and a half instead of three. It is certainly a quick read, but not an easy one, as we fo ...more
not set
Oct 04, 2009
 
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
3.92
I read this quickly over the weekend as the February selection for my in-person book club. My library copy was comfortably worn out from many previous ...more
Feb 07, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
4.20
I bought this book at Birchbark Books, the marvelous shop run here in Minneapolis by Louise Erdrich and her sister.

What an amazing read it is too, wit
...more
Mar 09, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Harry, Revised: A Novel
3.32
Harry is made numb by the central catastrophe of his life, and his attempts to come back to life by self-revision (using Edmond Dantes of The Count of ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Wench
3.65
Reading for my in-person club Caffeine and a Book. Going pretty fast.
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes
3.95
I'm not really much of a sci-fi fan but this was worth reading for my in-person book club. As one of the group said tonight, "it's more goth fantasy t ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
Just started reading this for my "Caffeine and a Book" discussion group. The first chapter on corn (maize) was interesting.
Jun 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.87
This book had a powerful effect on me when I read it in the summer of 1988.
Jun 1988
Oct 17, 2007
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.72
For my in-person discussion group Directed Reading.
Jun 06, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.07
Reading for my in-person book club.
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
Devastating.
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 21, 2009
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
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Jul 29, 2010
 
Black Swan Green
3.96
None
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Jun 17, 2009
 
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
3.56
None
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Aug 25, 2009
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.17
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Jun 03, 2010
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.19
None
Dec 07, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
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