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Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris
Finding Nouf (Nayir Sharqi & Katya Hijazi #1)
by Zoë Ferraris (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Highly recommend this smart mystery that is likely to both confirm and challenge what you think you know about life in Saudi Arabia. Ferraris gives a fascinating glimpse into the workings of Saudi society. This aspect alone makes this worth reading, ...more
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
read in May, 2016
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Anne Tyler, a well-known writer of family drama fiction, covers familiar territory here; however, as with all her novels she manages to relate the characters in this story to universal themes that all family members, which necessarily would include a ...more
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The Nest
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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This novel tells the ultimate story of the dysfunctional family. Quirky characters, Leo, Melody, Jack and Beatrice Plumb are set to inherit a sizeable nest egg, the “Nest” of the title. They each have allowed the promise of riches to influence their ...more
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Turner House
by Angela Flournoy (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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The Turner House
Angela Flournoy’s first novel is a highly readable account of a very large family in Detroit near the end of its long slide into bankruptcy and decay. The year is 2008; the title refers to the home where thirteen children were raised.
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Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
Welcome to Braggsville
by T. Geronimo Johnson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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This novel is not the typical coming of age/fish out of water story although the main character, D’aron Davenport is a college freshman from small-town Georgia finding the campus, UC Berkeley, farthest from his home without swimming there. The author ...more
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in March, 2015
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Recounted in flashback, the novel follows two teenaged lovers from Nigeria as they immigrate to the United States and to England. Ifemulu goes to a Philadelphia college to study and Ibenze goes to England to work. Their experiences are very different ...more
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles
The Bone Tree (Penn Cage #5)
by Greg Iles
read in July, 2015
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The second novel in a planned trilogy is just as exciting as the first, Natchez Burning. It continues the adventures of Penn Cage, author, former prosecutor and mayor of Natchez, Mississippi. The basic mystery is how Dr.Tom Cage, Penn's father, might ...more
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
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The second volume of four, this novel explores the lives of Elena and Lila as they mature into young adulthood, marry and have children. The set piece which describes Elena throwing Lila’s collection of writings into the Arno River illustrates Elena’ ...more
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Funny Girl
by Nick Hornby
read in December, 2015
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This fast paced novel written by Nick Hornby, author of three previous novels and numerous screenplays, provided many hours of fun and laugh-out-loud moments. It is the story of a beauty queen from a small northern England town who abandons her humdr ...more
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