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A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism by Peter Mountford
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This novel is beautifully written, replete with large themes and small insights, and Mountford’s deftly worded explanations about the workings of a hedge fund in a small third-world country is a college course in itself. I found myself fascinated by ...more
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Digging to America by Anne Tyler
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I moved on to yet another American author named Anne. Um. I picked her up because Nancy Pearl, when listing off-hand a few "masters" whom we as readers turn to for consistently great work, listed a bunch of dudes and Anne Tyler. I was reluctant to re ...more
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The Disapparation of James by Anne Ursu
The Disapparation of James
by Anne Ursu (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2009
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What can I say? Weird things happen. A boy disappears. It's sort of like that movie with Gweneth Paltrow where she does get into the subway, and then she doesn't. It's hard to tell what's real, except the message, if there is indeed a message, seems ...more
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The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
The Dive From Clausen's Pier
by Ann Packer (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2009
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When I finish my novel, I will owe it in some part to this book. I was reading it before bed, realizing that it was like the super expanded version of Still Life With Husband––another book about relationships!––while Rick was reading some book about ...more
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Soul City by Touré
Soul City
by Touré
read in September, 2009
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I was pretty into this book. Not quite at first, but it stuck faithfully to its own mythology, and was a smart, very smart and inventive look into what it means to be black in America. Tongue and cheek and simultaneously entirely serious, this book a ...more
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Still Life With Husband by Lauren Fox
Still Life With Husband
by Lauren Fox (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2009
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My sister-in-law gave this book to me after she'd finished it. We were in a cabin (read: decked out wooden house) on the Pacific Coast. She seemed mixed about it. I read it. It was like candy. Maybe liquor. Smooth, went down easily, spelled destructi ...more
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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich
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This book reminded me initially of Jonathan Lear's Love and Its Place in Nature. For Rich, as for Lear, love is a part of nature, and Rich's book––rhetorical in nature––argues for a reconstitution of this love, argues against the rhythms our cultures ...more
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Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Queen of Dreams
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2008
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I enjoyed this novel, but the end didn't quite close it for me. The storyline interested me, and Divakaruni did a good job planting mysteries throughout. Who is the man in white? Is Jona a dream teller? What was her mother chasing? The mysteries, how ...more
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