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The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser
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The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner
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Hard to read -- painful, at times. I was a teenage girl once, though not as troubled as our narrator, thankfully. The tawdriest parts of my own diaries pale in comparison. Some parts of this book rang so true that I had to put it down for a moment to ...more
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Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
White Teeth
by Zadie Smith
read in December, 2011
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This is not a perfect book, but it stole my heart with lines like this one, when the scientist Marcus Chalfen embraces his wife:

"I'm a slave to this woman," he said, grabbing her around the waist, like a gambler collecting his chips in circled arms.

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God Is Dead by Ron Currie Jr.
God Is Dead
by Ron Currie Jr. (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2011
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I borrowed this book from a friend who asked me if I preferred "depressing fiction, or really depressing fiction." This is what I got when I requested the latter.

As a fan of dystopias and post-apocalyptic stories, I was pleased with this book, which
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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
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Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
" Dave wrote: "What did you think of this book?"

I actually had trouble finishing it. I think he had some good points and it might have been more interes
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Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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