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Benediction by Kent Haruf
Benediction (Plainsong, #3)
by Kent Haruf
read in April, 2016
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If you haven't already read the first 2 books in this series, I recommend reading those gems before reading this one. It's not that you need some information contained in the first 2 books for the plot to makes sense, it's more for continuity in the ...more
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You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates
You Must Remember This
by Joyce Carol Oates
read in April, 2016
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Joyce Carol Oates has created the perfect novel about the fifties in America, expectations, fears, hidden truths. It's all here.
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The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon
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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
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The author is a physician, and this is one reason I wanted to read this book. It is well-written and I applaud Jamison for her searing honesty and heart-wrenching story. But her writing style did not grab me; I just could not get sufficiently interes ...more
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On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
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I love Lisa See's fiction, but could not get into this biographical book about her family history.
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The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda
The Art of Dreaming
by Carlos Castaneda
read in April, 2016
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I read Castenada in my youth and was profoundly impressed and affected by his work. This book, which I recently found in a library book sale, was apparently written 6 years after his previous work. I could not make any sense out of it and gave up. Ma ...more
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The Demon Under the Microscope by Thomas Hager
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Nowhere to Run by Gerri Hirshey
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Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden
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Someone by Alice McDermott
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