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The Zookeeper's Wife
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In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault
In Search of the Rose Notes
by Emily Arsenault (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I picked this up because I've really enjoyed several others of this author's works. This one, however, I just found incredibly sad. All the characters, both before and after Rose's disappearance, were deeply broken. There wasn't a moment of lightness...more
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The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
" First, I am very grateful to the Goodreads FirstReads program and to Little Brown for enabling me to be an advance reader.

My review begins after the close of the book. In his epilogue, David Bezmozgis discusses the difference between journalism a... " Read more of this review »
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Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
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A bit too clever for my brain right now. I'm tired of girl-geniuses with sharp wits, but clumsy social skills. May try again later.
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Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
" Let me begin by saying this was in the Young Adult section of the library and, while I am against sheltering children from the harsher realities of life, I would hesitate to offer this book to any but the most mature and centered of young people.... " Read more of this review »
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Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
Mambo in Chinatown
by Jean Kwok (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Lovely, lovely book. Tai chi, dancing, the sensation of swallowing a Chinese medicine brew made up of insect parts and floor sweepings, love between siblings, recovery from loss, all captured and pulled together like a heady tango or a joyful salsa....more
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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
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Had a couple of "review" books come in and had to put this aside, and now it's due at the library. Hope to get a copy to finish, though, at some point. In case it's a paperback (if those are out yet) I stopped just before the chapter/letter of Februa...more
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City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
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