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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
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"Structure aside, the story itself may be overwhelming for certain readers among whom I count myself: a look at the horrendous hardship experienced by WWII prisoners of war during the construction of the so-called "Death Railway" (or "the Line") betw ...more
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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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As the language departs from the concrete vocabulary of vessels and their parts, meaning breaks down, but the speakers forge ahead into delightful misunderstandings with unwittingly bawdy undertones. There is a glossary of sorts at the back, but afte ...more
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The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
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Ogawa's fine prose and enchanting characters easily wind their way into your heart as their simple story unfolds to give voice to complex ideas about math, love, family and memory. The Housekeeper and the Professor will make you smile, and leave you ...more
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Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie
Gutenberg's Apprentice
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"Gutenberg's Apprentice is my favorite kind of historical novel, the kind that inspires me to stop every couple of chapters and ponder." -- Donna Chavez, BookBrowse.com. Full review: https://www.bookbrowse.com/reviews/in...
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Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo
Six Feet Over It
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"Although the setting and the themes of death are a bit mournful, the story never feels overly depressing, primarily thanks to Leigh's slightly sarcastic voice and dark sense of humor." -- Sarah Tomp, BookBrowse.com. Full review at: https://www.bookb ...more
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Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
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Florence Gordon is a joy to read for its beautiful and complex depiction of an intelligent, uncompromising woman who defiantly—or courageously—remains steadfast in living a life of her own determination. -- Suzanne Reeder, BookBrowse.com. Full review ...more
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Dr. Mutter's Marvels by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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"Kindness and empathy are available in good measure in the world. So is intellect. But Mütter was a surgeon who had all these qualities in spades. Even better, as this biography shows, he had the integrity to stand up to creaky institutions and do wh ...more
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The Secret Place by Tana French
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" The mystery revolves around eight teenage girls in two separate cliques (the super-cool, super-bitchy princesses and the very uncool, don't-care-what-anyone-thinks-of-us iconoclasts). Writing realistic teenagers is a challenge for even the most tal ...more
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The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis
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