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Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
" Thanks, Julia. "
Doris rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2012
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This is a real slog. Couldn't bother finishing it.
Doris rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler
read in May, 2012
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A little disappointing for an Anne Tyler book, but it moves along and she gives the reader a fully developed cast of characters.
Doris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Buddha in the Attic
by Julie Otsuka
read in May, 2012
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A tightly written story of a little documented epic of the Japanese experience. This saga of the mail order brides imported for the Japanese laborers on the early 1900s west coast is written with poetic sensitivity in a quick, fascinating style. A tr ...more
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Vaquita and Other Stories by Edith Pearlman
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A prizewinning collection of character driven short stories.
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Villa Mirabella by Peter Pezzelli
Villa Mirabella
by Peter Pezzelli
read in April, 2012
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Reads like it was written by an amateur for a screen play. Trite and predictable. Don't bother!
Doris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka
read in April, 2012
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The reader is allowed to experience the internment of a Japanese-American family during the Second World-War. Up close and personal; a poignant, unfortunate tale.
Doris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Train Dreams
by Denis Johnson
read in April, 2012
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A novella that brings the far northwest to life at the end of the 19th century; a time of early railroad men, woodsmen and bridge builders. Reminiscent of Hemingway's style.
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Awakening
by Kate Chopin
read in April, 2012
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Early feminist literature which was banned in the early 20th century. Well written and the Penguin edition includes a collection of Chopin's delightful short stories.
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The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam
The Queen of the Tambourine
by Jane Gardam
read in April, 2012
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This queen takes us on a journey through her neighborhood in middle class South London via a series of letters to a former neighbor. Chatty, gossipy, with almost too many well drawn characters.
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