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Black Moon: A Novel
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by Kenneth Calhoun (Goodreads Author)
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"This isn't as good as I was hoping, but it's still fairly absorbing." Apr 10, 2014 03:35PM

 

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The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
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I always think of this as a book I loved when I was a child, and then I'm always surprised to re-discover that it came out in 1993, when I was 18. I must have read it at that time because I'd loved all of Lois Lowry's books when I was younger. More r...more
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
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At some level, this novel is exactly what the title suggests: a story about a group of people who form a book club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. It's easy to make further assumptions about a book with this title and premise. I certainly did, b...more
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
" I approached this novel with a little trepidation because I love Austen, and I hate when people are *wrong* about Austen (that's a semi-ironic 'wrong'; what I really mean is that my opinions about Austen are deeply-held and tend to send me on rant... " Read more of this review »
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
" There are few books I would call elegant - this is one of them.

I was more than pleasantly surprised by the constructed simplicity of The Jane Austen Book Club. I had seen the movie - which was perfectly enjoyable - and had taken a look at the chic... " Read more of this review »
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Dinner
by Herman Koch
read in March, 2014
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When this Dutch novel was released in the US last year, it was the latest "read this before you get spoiled" sensation and earned comparisons to GONE GIRL. I actually had no problem avoiding spoilers, and the hype around the book died down pretty qui...more
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
" Once upon a time, there was a girl who left her home and traveled to a cold land far, far away. Sometimes she was very sad, and once she fell down a dark well, and no one knew if she would get out, but she did. She wrote a book and sold it for a p... " Read more of this review »
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel
by Helen Oyeyemi
read in March, 2014
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It wasn't until almost halfway through this novel that I discovered what it's about -- except that the delayed understanding is also very much part of the story's aboutness. I was grateful that I came to this book with no prior knowledge, and if you...more
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Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
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Intuition by Allegra Goodman
Intuition
by Allegra Goodman
read in March, 2014
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At a research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a group of postdoctoral researchers study cancer cells and test treatments on mice under the guidance of their two influential (and very different) lab directors. One postdoc has been chastised for...more
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