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Maria and 2 other people liked Susan's review of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats:
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
"What beautiful lyrical prose Jan-Philipp Sinker writes; every sentence is like poetry. He weaves a tale about how love is transforming for a blind man and the woman he loves. Aside from the love story, there is also the story of a father and daugh..." Read more of this review »
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Target Practice by Rex Stout
" I have most of them, dog-eared and falling apart. Enjoy your Kindle. "
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La Curée by Émile Zola
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Troubles by J.G. Farrell
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The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro
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Maria and 8 other people liked Teresa's review of Kafka on the Shore:
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
"If you like Murakami (and I do), you will like this book. It has it all: precocious teenagers, sex, violence (not much but one graphic scene that is not gratuitous), dreams, a blending of time periods, laughs (okay, more like chuckles, and those c..." Read more of this review »
Maria and 12 other people liked Cynthia's review of Lamb:
Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam
"This is a sick making book. It’s about a child molester named David Lamb who kidnaps an eleven year old girl named Tommie. It’s inevitable that with this theme Nadzam’s “Lamb” will be compared to Nabokov and his “Lolita”. It was a daring choice th..." Read more of this review »
Maria and 18 other people liked Teresa's review of The Grapes of Wrath:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
"This book probably deserves 5 stars. It could also rate the encomium of the (so-called) Great American Novel. But I'm giving it 4, because (in a nutshell) I just didn't like it as much as East of Eden.

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“Of course it's alright for librarians to smell of drink.”
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“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
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“In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.”
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W. Somerset Maugham
“Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

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