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The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills
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The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
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A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing an exhibition called “Degenerate Art” at the Neue Gallerie in New York, an exhibition that is one aspect of the story of how Hitler and the Nazis related to art. (As I am writing it is still instal...more
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
read in July, 2014
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I have encountered some fascinating on-line conversation strings (replete with spoilers) about The Sense of an Ending. It’s that kind of book, one in which you can question what really happened, how people really felt about each other, and what the t...more
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Red Love by Maxim Leo
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Maxim Leo certainly has some interesting family stories to tell. Born in 1970, Leo is a journalist who lived for his first nineteen years behind the wall in East Berlin, the son of bohemian parents, Wolf and Anne, and the grandson of at least one Tru...more
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Zagreb Cowboy by Alen Mattich
Zagreb Cowboy
by Alen Mattich
read in June, 2014
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Alen Mattich’s first novel is a thriller set in Yugoslavia in 1991. The fragile ties of various ethnic groups had been held together by Tito’s iron hand. Now, as in much of eastern Europe, things are falling apart, and old enmities will lead to viole...more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in May, 2014
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The Goldfinch engenders extreme reactions. If an unhurried novel, unfolding through 771 pages, sounds frightening, well, there are plenty of reviewers who would tell you to be very, very wary of this one. I, on the other hand, would tell you to give...more
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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There’s plenty of sadness in this story, but it’s still a feel good book, one of those life-affirming – though life-is-hard – stories.

Harold’s life can, at best, be called routine. Recently retired, he lives with Maureen, his very critical wife, and...more
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Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li
Kinder Than Solitude
by Yiyun Li
read in April, 2014
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This book is an ambitious undertaking, a trip into a nether world so unrelentingly bleak that sometimes I had to take a break – put in a load of laundry, turn the compost, really anything else except return to the book. Yet return I did, after each b...more
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