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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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When someone wrote about this book being "one of the best twists in years " they weren't kidding... it's such a weird and wonderful story on family and what makes humans human (or not )
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project
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Hugely entertaining book, a really nice read. This story of a socially incompetent geneticist trying to find love felt at times like it was written by Sheldon Cooper. Only he doesn't care about those things, obviously :)
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J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
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A dentist, Red Sox fan, atheist to the core, bored of life and looking for somewhere to belong is suddenly faced with someone stealing his identity online to disseminate propaganda of a religious cult. Funny and insightful :)
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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
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A beautiful story of a girl bound by the rules set by her father until the day she discovers the sound of her own laughter. A great tale of tradition, family and growing up.
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How to Make a Million Jobs by Colin Crooks
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Not a very well written book, but with some interesting ideas and stories on how to curb unemployment in the poorest neighbourhoods.
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Mia Couto
“Em toda a vida, teve um único desempenho: ser pai. E todo o bom pai enfrenta a mesma tentação: guardar para si os filhos, fora do mundo, longe do tempo.”
Mia Couto, Jesusalém

Mia Couto
“Uma mulher não pode existir sozinha, sob o risco de deixar de ser mulher. Ou se converte, para tranquilidade de todos, numa outra coisa: numa louca, numa velha, numa feiticeira. Ou, como diria Silvestre, numa puta. Tudo menos mulher. Foi isto que eu disse a Noci: neste mundo só somos alguém se formos esposa.”
Mia Couto, Jesusalém

Paul Krugman
“As long as there are no routes back to full employment except that of somehow restoring business confidence, he pointed out, business lobbies in effect have veto power over government actions: propose doing anything they dislike, such as raising taxes or enhancing workers' bargaining power, and they can issue dire warnings that this will reduce confidence and plunge the nation into depression. But let monetary and fiscal policy be deployed to fight unemployment, and suddenly business confidence becomes less necessary, and the need to cater to capitalists' concern is much reduced.”
Paul Krugman, End This Depression Now!

Paul Krugman
“It was only with the crisis that debt soared.
Yet many Europeans in key positions - especially politicians and officials in Germany, but also the leadership of the European Central Bank and opinion leaders throughout the world of finance and banking - are deeply committed to the Big Delusion, and no amount of contrary evidence will shake them. As a result, the problem of dealing with the crisis is often couched in moral terms: nations are in trouble because they have sinned, and they must redeem themselves through suffering.
And that's a very bad way to approach the actual problems Europe faces.”
Paul Krugman, End This Depression Now!

Mia Couto
“Não sei se tenho mais felicidade que tu: possuo uma casa para onde regressar. Tenho os meus pais, tenho os círculos onde me confirmo igual àquilo que os outros esperam de mim. Os que me amam aceitaram que eu tivesse partido. Mas exigem que volte a mesma, reconhecível, como se a viagem fosse um caso passageiro.”
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