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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
" Read it. Was fun. "
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
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The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar
" "Would that all able bodied adults could undertake living with the observant, imaginative and trusting heart of a child"...I try, I try. "
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The Double by José Saramago
The Double
by José Saramago
read in October, 2014
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I usually like Saramago but this one was a real slog. It is as if he was getting paid by the word.
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Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
Truth and Beauty
by Ann Patchett
read in January, 2014
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Portrait of a friendship. Our true friends know us better than ourselves.
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The Mayor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk
The Mayor of MacDougal Street
by Dave Van Ronk
read in December, 2013
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Great insights into the life of Dave Van Ronk, if you are a fan of his or folk music in general. Actually, he's more of a blues singer, but in a folk. He was there in Greenwich Village before the peak of the Folk revival and long afterwards. Great pe ...more
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Julian Barnes
“Who was it said that memory is what we thought we’d forgotten?”
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Bernard Malamud
“We have two lives... the life we learn with and the life we live after that. Suffering is what brings us towards happiness.”
Bernard Malamud, The Natural

Saul Bellow
“When a man’s breast feels like a cage from which all the dark birds have flown—he is free, he is light. And he longs to have his vultures back again. He wants his customary struggles, his nameless, empty works, his anger, his afflictions and his sins.”
Saul Bellow, Herzog

Graham Greene
“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

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