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"I read and reviewed this book so do not understand why this remains in the to read cue. See review here:" Sep 17, 2015 03:27PM

 
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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
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Did not love this book, but admire the craft. The narrator is cold and manipulative and not very likable. She arrives in Casablanca and discovers herself bereft of passport, backpack, laptop, etc. while grieving a situation that is not clear until we ...more
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My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
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An exquisite book, spare, melancholy and joyful. Lucy Barton reflects on a period in her life when she was hospitalized for 9 weeks with a mysterious post-operative infection. The visit of her mother (from whom she'd been estranged) who remained with ...more
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American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
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I give this book 3.5 so am rounding up. Ayad Akhtar is also the author of Disgraced, a play recently at the Berkeley Rep about a conflicted Muslim man in New York City. It is a stunning and piercing look at the intersection of identity, culture, reli ...more
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The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
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Adrian McKinley is a recent find, a North Irish crime writer (who happens to live in Australia and has a very cheeky and topical blog). This is the second of his Sean Duffy series I've read -- set in Belfast during the Troubles. Here is a sample that ...more
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The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty
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This is the first but will not be the final Adrian McKinty book I read, one I came upon by sheer felicity in our local library. Sean Duffy is the sole Fenian in the RUC branch where he is investigating a murder/suicide during the Troubles in Northern ...more
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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
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