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Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
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The Dinner by Herman Koch
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Spoiler: This is a portrait of an Unholy Family, one united by loyalty and a kind of malignant love. Not sure if it's a satire on 21st century parenting, a cautionary tale about the isolation of online life, or a screed against Dutch culture today, b ...more
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Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon
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I am getting a big old crush on Comissario Brunetti. I love what you learn about Venice and Italian living in general from this series, and they're also well written and characterized. The mysteries are intelligent and quiet and just overall good fun ...more
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2011
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Loved it. Full review here: http://nanarama.wordpress.com/2011/03...

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The story couldn't be simpler, but pulling off an entire narrative in a kid's voice is tricky and risks being cloying. This unsentimental writer captures the cadence and log
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The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
The Memory Palace
by Mira Bartok (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
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Haunting and fascinating, Bartok's recounting of her mother's struggle with schizophrenia - which included Nazis lurking in corners trying to steal her womb and all of her memories - is both difficult to read and very hard to put down. I like the con ...more
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
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A sweet book that my 15 year old son loved. It's fairly predictable, but the dog's voice is nicely done and there are a lot of great little aphorisms, such as "your car goes where your eyes go." Basically, the dog imparts a lot of the lessons he lear ...more
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A Certain Justice by P.D. James
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Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
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The Strange Case of Edward Gorey by Alexander Theroux
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Backing Into Forward by Jules Feiffer
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