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The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
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A charming memoir from a nature writer who, with her husband, provided a home for a life-loving pig who becomes a little bit famous in the community. The most interesting part is the depiction of the author's anti-semitic mother.
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Sixpence House by Paul  Collins
Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books
by Paul Collins (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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Priced out of San Francisco, a writer and his wife and child move to a small town in Wales that has become a center for the sale of used books. The chief pleasure of this memoir is the inclusion of many excerpts from quirky, remaindered books.
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Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
Eleanor Rigby
by Douglas Coupland
read in July, 2016
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A sweet and witty book about a lonely middle-aged woman whose life is suddenly upended.
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American Legend by Buddy Levy
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I picked this up because of my little-girl love for Disney's Davy Crockett, though I think perhaps it was Fess Parker I really cared about. Crockett was not a great guy, as it turns out, given to fighting Indians, though he was eventually an opponent ...more
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
read in July, 2016
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A down-on-his luck businessman comes to Saudi Arabia with the hopes of saving his failing life and keeping his daughter in college by selling some kind of communication system to an absent sheikh. Tragic, somewhat surreal, funny, and perhaps allegori ...more
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Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
Penelope
by Rebecca Harrington (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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A pleasant-enough, mildly satirical book about a girl's freshman year at Harvard.
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Back Spin by Harlan Coben
Back Spin (Myron Bolitar, #4)
by Harlan Coben (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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An entirely forgettable mystery set in the world of professional golf.
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The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
The Headmaster's Wager
by Vincent Lam (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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A wealthy Chinese man in Saigon in the 1960's, accustomed to leading a comfortable life within a system of petty corruption, becomes entangled in the struggles for power of various forces after his son makes a provocative statement and is arrested. L ...more
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Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano
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Three novellas set in or reflecting about occupied France, all elusive in plot and meaning though thick with the wonderful names of Parisian streets. In the title story, a man looks back to a period of time he and his brother were left as children wi ...more
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Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields
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A collection of quirky stories with a heavy dose of the fantastical, written with wry, deadpan humor.
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