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Susan made a comment on her review of River Talk
River Talk by C.B.  Anderson
" A gorgeous collection of stories....character-driven and filled with telling details that illuminate the inner lives of a diverse group of people livi ...more"
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River Talk by C.B.  Anderson
River Talk
by C.B. Anderson (Goodreads Author)
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in September, 2014
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Beautifully told story about how to navigate through art and life but the concluding section became preachy and went on far too long.
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Saga of a 19th Century botanist who studies mosses. Much more exciting than it sounds! So well written
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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Illywhacker by Peter Carey
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This is an old Peter Carey book from the 1980s that I never read. It encompasses the sweep of Australian history and identity through the eyes of the 139-year old narrator who is an adventurer and a con man. It gets a little long and a little surreal ...more
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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
read in February, 2009
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I wanted to see what all the raves were about: debut novel set in contemporary India--a man who rose from being a slave to being a master of entrepreneurship. The satire about India holds a mirror up to American culture. The book is a series of journ ...more
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Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Any Human Heart
by William Boyd
read in January, 2009
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Story told through the journals of fictional writer/journalist/spy Logan Mountstuart spans the 20th century. He hobnobs with artists, writers and ex-pats of the 20s in Paris (Picasso, Hemingway, Fitzgerald). Interesting, particularly British, view of ...more
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What is the What by Dave Eggers
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Read this in excerpts before, but now that I'm going to use it in my class, I read the entire book. Deng's difficult and powerful story told with amazing skill by Dave Eggers. Not a light read but entirely accessible.
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