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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
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The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz
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Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
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Stuart Little by E.B. White
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How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
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A punchy little book that distills research about what contributes to "success" in school (and life). Basically this reads as a few separate NYT magazine cover stories, which may have been the book's genesis. I most enjoyed the discussion of how stre...more
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Parallel by Lauren   Miller
Parallel
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Why did I finish this?

I didn't want to read about a privileged teen torn between her life as a Hollywood starlet or a freshman at Yale.

I don't care about this girl's fashion choices, or those of her friend.

And I don't believe in "soulmates."

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Katina voted for Tenth of December as Best Fiction in the Opening Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Díaz
read in September, 2013
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Devoured this in a week, which is astoundingly speedy given my life at the moment. Most of these stories center on Yunior - a Dominican immigrant to the US and his coming of age. You've met him in Diaz's other books if you've read them.

Yunior is suc...more
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Junot Díaz
“The half-life of love is forever.”
Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her
tags: love

Junot Díaz
“And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end.”
Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her

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