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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in July, 2014
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This one was truly engaging and also very different as Ursula continued to be born and die in many ways, and in many times.

Very British and very good passages about the hellish reality of London during the Blitz.

My one question is the phrase 'boiled...more
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The G File by Hakan Nesser
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Our Street by Gilda O'Neill
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Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck
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Italian Days by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Italian Days
by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
read in July, 2014
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I couldn't get into this one and even more so realized it's one for a slow read. Maybe in a cold winter I'll try it again.
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A Season For The Dead by David Hewson
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On Persephone's Island by Mary Taylor Simeti
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Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Odd Girl Out
by Elizabeth Jane Howard
read in July, 2014
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While I am normally a fan of British fiction, this one seemed both dated and pretentious. When you don't like any of the main characters OR the cat, it can be a slog to read. Don't bother.
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Getting It Right by Elizabeth Jane Howard
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C.E. Murphy
“In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better.”
C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman

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