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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
3.87
A lush and eloquent portrait of humanity. This heartbreaking, sensual and suspenseful novel opened my eyes to some grim and also inspiring realities a ...more
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Jan 29, 2013
 
Lessons in French
3.19
Lessons in French is the ultimate sophisticated coming-of-age novel. Paris and its inhabitants are painted skillfully, with compassion, romance, humor ...more
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Jan 09, 2013
 
Brooklyn Was Mine
3.35
This is a fabulous collection of essays by writers who live in Brooklyn about their personal relationship with the borough. Even if I had not written ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
Embers
3.87
what an extraordinary beginning-- exquisite writing, depth and drama. my obsession with it wore off slightly as i read on, but i recommend this book a ...more
Mar 2008
Nov 27, 2007
 
Middlesex
3.94
oh how i wish i wrote this book. it has the best of a great immigrant story in addition to an intimate exploration of sexuality and identity. it is a ...more
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Jan 24, 2008
 
Something Red
3.04
This is an extraordinarily intelligent novel about radicalism through three generations. Gilmore gifts us with crystalline prose, astute cultural crit ...more
Aug 2012
Nov 09, 2012
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
My current favorite book. I want to re-read this soon.
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Nov 09, 2012
 
The Mothers
3.17
This emotionally gripping novel manages to be equally laugh-out-loud funny (truly) and heart-wrenching. Gilmore writes with a lush attention to detail ...more
Dec 2012
Nov 09, 2012
 
The Painter From Shanghai
3.75
this spectacular book is coming out in march so keep your eye out for it or better yet pre-order it! it is a wildly ambitious sweeping tale of a femal ...more
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Nov 27, 2007
 
Angle of Repose
4.27
the great american novel. crossing the plains from east to west, a marriage and its discontents. truly a classic.
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Jan 24, 2008
 
Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes
3.96
merrill feitell is the real deal. each story in this exciting collection pulses with the ambiguities of being alive.
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Nov 27, 2007
 
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D
3.42
amazing and inspiring memoir about mental illness, yes, but also about passion and potential.
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Jan 27, 2008
 
Endless Love
3.51
don't let the sappy movie confuse what this is-- a phenomenal novel about obsession
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Jan 27, 2008
 
No One Belongs Here More Than You
3.81
she has an unnerving, funny voice that is utterly convincing and surprising.
Feb 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter
3.32
juicy, sharp, hilarious, emotionally rich memoir.
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Jan 27, 2008
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.10
one of my favorite books. she is extraordinary.
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Jan 24, 2008
 
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
3.58
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Jan 24, 2008
 
Prague
3.06
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Song Is You
3.28
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Jan 10, 2009
 
A Gate at the Stairs
3.12
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Nov 09, 2012
 
Indignation
3.65
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Feb 11, 2009
 
Exit Ghost
3.47
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Jan 10, 2009
 
This Beautiful Life
3.04
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Jan 29, 2013
 
The Plot Against America
3.65
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Feb 11, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
 
Sentimental Education
3.84
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Feb 11, 2009
 
Everyman
3.52
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Feb 11, 2009
 
The Interestings
3.52
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Jan 09, 2013
 
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
3.30
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Apr 01, 2013
 
Golden Country
3.23
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Nov 09, 2012
 
My Salinger Year: A Twelve-Month Memoir
3.69
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Dec 28, 2012
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