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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2
by Joe Hill
read in August, 2016
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I bailed on this audiobook maybe halfway through. Though I loved Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway in Star Trek Voyager, I found her reading of this novel strident and chalk-on-blackboard cringe-inducing. The voices for the three main characters are ea ...more
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Blood from a Stone by Donna Leon
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Interesting and timely premise: the plight of illegal immigrants in Venice, Italy. A Somalian seller of counterfeit purses is murdered; investigating the case, Commisario Guido Brunetti finds that the dead man had millions of Euros worth of first qua ...more
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How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition by Nina Amir
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
"I know that it is only April but I might have found my favorite book of 2016! Holy cow was this brilliant! I've never heard of Dominic Smith before this book but he's a phenomenal writer and what a story this is! This novel has it all! Beautiful w..." Read more of this review »
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
by Dominic Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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A sepia-toned novel exploring the real and the false, in art and in love.

I listened to the Audible version. The performance by Eduardo Ballerini was understated and effective.

The novel shifts between three time periods: There is the 17th century, wh
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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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Glib and clearly made for the screen. Flashes of very good writing though.
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Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Jane Steele
by Lyndsay Faye (Goodreads Author)
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Not Faye's best, but clever and piquant, if essentially unbelievable. She does not quite succeed in making a five-time murderess a morally admirable character, as she clearly intends her to be.
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