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Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
" Thanks, Julia. "
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The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani (Goodreads Author)
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This is a real slog. Couldn't bother finishing it.
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The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
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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.
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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
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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
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Reads like it was written by an amateur for a screen play. Trite and predictable. Don't bother!
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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
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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.
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Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
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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
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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
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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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