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To Be Sung Underwater
3.81
Judith left her Nebraska roots behind long ago to build a more credible life for herself in the movie business. With the photo of her first love still...more
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Sep 13, 2011
 
Girl in Translation
3.95
Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate to New York nurturing a familiar dream--hope for a new life. Unfortunately the support they were relying on fro...more
Feb 04, 2012
Sep 13, 2011
 
Prodigal Summer
3.94
Prodigal Summer is a lush exploration of the natural world as a metaphor for human nature, and vice versa.

With distinctive characters affectionately p...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.21
This was good.

As a huge fan of The Time Traveler's Wife I was skeptical whether Niffenegger could outdo herself. And then she did.

This story transport...more
Oct 18, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.11
To be reasonable, this story is targeted at young adults and I am reviewing it here from the perspective of a non-young adult. Had I read this book in...more
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Feb 11, 2012
 
Before Ever After
3.76
I am not usually a reader of anything cute or funny in the fiction department, but this story was so quirky and offbeat that it was easy to make an ex...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius Of The Golden Age
4.05
More beheadings than you can shake a stick at.

Though the language here is dry and academic, this biography is full of factual details that leave me ev...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Freedom
3.67
These characters are rich with nuance and convincing enough to still be in my thoughts. A dark perceptive exploration of the human condition, I would...more
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Jun 27, 2011
 
Cold Mountain
3.76
My all time favorite.

I worship at the altar of Charles Frazier. Such lyrical prose and an intimacy with his characters in this book. Whenever I feel...more
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Jun 27, 2011
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.37
This was a beautiful book, but the prose was dense and difficult for me to get through. Still, there were passages that I thought were magical. I migh...more
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Jun 28, 2011
 
Lit
3.82
This book kept me up crying for a week. Mary Karr's poetic words took hold of me from the first intimate page and mesmerized me to the end.
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Jun 27, 2011
 
Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home
3.48
Heartwarming and easy to read, I enjoyed this story of an American Family finding its way during hard times.
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Jun 27, 2011
 
The Invisible Bridge
4.19
Elegantly written, 'The Invisible Bridge' is a historical novel that slowly reveals itself, one heartbreaking page at a time. Anyone who enjoys immers...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
3.97
Really a brilliantly thought out story. Atwood's vision of a post apocalyptic future is disturbing enough to feel believable, with events that could (...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
The winning ingredient here is the plot, which explores how human you can be when you were created for less-than-human purposes.
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
 
Thirteen Moons
3.60
Such beautiful prose.
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Jun 27, 2011
 
River in the Sea
3.77
The author is doing a BOOK GIVEAWAY at my place.

http://www.girlwithanewlife.com/2011/...
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Nov 01, 2011
 
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
3.14
Rhoda Janzen has such a great comedic voice. I think I'm just the wrong reader for this book. Funny isn't enough for me.
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
The Taker (The Taker, #1)
3.69
The winning element here is the plot, one that contrasts the Puritanical settlers of Maine against morally bankrupt outsiders of a supernatural variet...more
Oct 02, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
The Lifeboat
3.21
My favorite part of this read is the way the main protagonist, Grace, hints at her true nature over the course of the story and reveals her truth most...more
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May 15, 2012
 
One Amazing Thing
3.43
This book weaves a story about a group of strangers who, while facing death together, are all lead to remember one amazing thing from their lives.

My f...more
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Jul 08, 2011
 
The Meaning of Isolated Objects
3.63
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Robber Bride
3.79
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Jul 04, 2011
 
The Kitchen God's Wife
3.93
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Oct 15, 2011
 
The Lovely Bones
3.71
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Jan 10, 2012
Oct 26, 2011
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.91
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Jun 17, 2011
 
Saving Fish from Drowning
3.38
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Oct 15, 2011
 
The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose, #1)
4.17
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Nov 01, 2011
 
Middlesex
3.93
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Jun 17, 2011
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.09
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Mar 03, 2012
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