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We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew   Thomas
We Are Not Ourselves
by Matthew Thomas (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Slice of life literary fiction. Thomas's first novel follows the life of Eileen Tumulty Leary from her childhood in Queens, NY to her early widowhood. The book opens in the 1951, Eileen is 10 years old and the only child of Irish immigrant parents. T...more
The Fever by Megan Abbott
The Fever
by Megan Abbott (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Atmospheric supsense novel about the lives of teenage girls. A mysterious epidemic has gripped the teenage girls of the Northeastern town of Dryden; they are having convulsions and the cause is unknown. Could it be the HPV vaccination? The toxic pond...more
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All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
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Examination of the effect of children on their parents. Organized chronologically by age of the child, Senior uses research studies, other books, and plenty of of real world families to discuss the impact of children on middle-class families. Everyth...more
A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury
A Moment Comes
by Jennifer Bradbury
read in February, 2014
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Historical Fiction set in India during the partition of 1947. Told from the point of view of three different teenagers--Margaret, the daughter of a British mapmaker, Tariq, a Muslim who dreams of attending Oxford University, and Anupreet,a beautiful...more
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
All Our Yesterdays
by Cristin Terrill (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
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Centered around the stylistic conceit of a self-help memoir, this novel traces the life story of an unnamed Asian man (referred only as "you") from his childhood poverty through wealthy middle age to his death in a similarly unnamed Asian country.

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The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini
The Boy Next Door
by Irene Sabatini (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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Literary fiction that takes place over two decades in Zimbabwe. The book starts in the early 1980s when Lindiwe Bishop 15 years old. She is considered colored under Zimbabwe's definitions of race (her father is colored which means he is of mixed race...more
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I started this book in 2013 but read most of it in 2014. This was a moving book about the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s and the establishment of the nation of Biafra (which only lasted for few years). The story moves between three main viewpoi...more
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Neil Gaiman
“Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Mal Peet
“History is the heavy traffic that prevents us from crossing the road. We're not especially interested in what it consists of. We wait, more or less patiently, for it to pause, so that we can get to the liquor store or the laundromat or the burger bar.”
Mal Peet, Life: An Exploded Diagram

W.S. Merwin
“Separation

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.”
W.S. Merwin

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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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