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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
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Powerful, honest, shocking.
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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
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A very funny and ultimately moving novel about a creative writing professor who spends his days writing endless letters of recommendation for his students and colleagues. Constitutionally unable to write anything but the truth, his letters frequently ...more
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Eichmann Before Jerusalem by Bettina Stangneth
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The image of Eichmann as a dedicated bureaucrat whose crimes represent the "banality of evil" no longer stands, thanks to this astonishing book. German researcher Bettina Stangneth has uncovered the facts of his life in exile, including his regular p ...more
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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
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A New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert knows how to grab and hold our attention in this account of evolution as it is being altered by humankind. Throughout earth's history there have been five major mass extinctions when the diversity of life ...more
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The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
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I love the Maisie Dobbes series, but found this book oddly unsatisfying. As an earlier reviewer wrote, I'm not sure who I would recommend it to, folks who want realistic fiction with devastating war scenes or folks who want more domestic fiction. Yes ...more
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
"Historical Fiction about WWI. The tone of this book was odd and slightly off. The beginning of the novel (before WWI commences) was pastoral and had an old fashioned feel. Kezia is engaged to marry Tom, the brother of her best friend from school,..." Read more of this review »
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio
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Gripping, powerful novel about a boy with a facial deformity and those closest to him.
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The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The Vacationers
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A charming domestic drama about a middle-aged couple from New York City who take a vacation with their extended family and friends on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. There they find that problems from home are not so easily left behin ...more
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The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
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Told entirely through e-mail messages and letters, this novel looks at the messy divorce of a wealthy Mayflower descendant and her husband, a medical school dean, from the perspective of 29-year-old Sophie Diehl, who is assigned the case at her old-l ...more
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All I Love and Know by Judith Frank
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A heart-wrenching tale by Amherst resident and Amherst College professor Judith Frank, this novel movingly depicts the joy and pain of raising children who are scarred by loss. Written from the perspective of Matthew and Daniel, a gay couple from Nor ...more
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