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The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
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Mar 27, 10

Read in March, 2010

This is a remarkably upbeat book considering it begins with the sentence "I was looking for a quiet place to die." It also takes place in my lovely neighborhood, which is always a plus. I really enjoyed Auster's hopefulness about life. Nathan Glass moves to Brooklyn divorced, estranged from any friends or family, and fully expecting to die from lung cancer. But instead he gets drawn into this wonderful web of human connections. Auster seems to be saying there's hope for anyone if we're just willing to reach out to other folks. Maybe corny, but nice.

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