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Jennifer D
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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
The Story of the Lost Child
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Sera
Sera is on page 125 of 224 of Homer & Langley: Delightful on audio so far. Doctorow writes the most interesting characters in his books.
Jennifer D rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
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a couple of aspects of this novel appealed: the way illness and disability were featured, and that the book got a bit meta by moving into the publishing world. while this was was a quick read unfortunately, it did not deliver much depth. the characte ...more
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Sera
Sera is on page 165 of 512 of Empty Mansions: Fascinating rags to riches story and then what happened after.
Jennifer D rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Day The Falls Stood Still
by Cathy Marie Buchanan (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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10 july 2015 -- maybe 4.5 3.5-stars. what a wonderful, sensitive, evocative novel. i am leading a group read of this book during july, so will hold off on a longer review for now, until our discussions wrap up at the end of the month. but, i will say ...more
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Plotted by Andrew DeGraff
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i am a lit. geek AND a map geek, so.... GAH!

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Jennifer D rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Complications by Atul Gawande
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through anecdotes and examples of patient cases, gawande seems to be honestly writing about fallibility - in medicine, in doctors, in patients. i don't know, so much, that the science is imperfect, but people are imperfect. i like that gawande is put ...more
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Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Saint Mazie
by Jami Attenberg (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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mazie is delightful, flawed and interesting. i really enjoyed this new novel from attenberg. the telling of the story felt a bit fractured, given the multiple perspectives and the jumps between past and present. while this could be representative of ...more
More of Jennifer's books…
Ann Patchett
“It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.”
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry David Thoreau
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
Henry David Thoreau

Kingsley Amis
“If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.”
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

Doris Lessing
“Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
Doris Lessing

2015 Reading Challenge - Canadian Edition (Select)
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Women's Prize for Fiction (aka The Orange Prize) (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: a place to collect and track reading from the <a href="http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/2015/baileys-womens-prize-for-fiction-announce-2015-longlist-3">women's prize for fiction</a>.
Book Recommendations for Father's Day (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Books make the best gifts!!
Tournament of Books List (Literature & Fiction)
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Toronto IFOA 2012 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: My schedule for the 2012 International Festival of Authors
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If you are a fan of CBC Books and would like to connect with other readers, this is the place for you! We focus on reading Canadian literature (both f ...more
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3183 Tournament of Books — 798 members — last activity 6 hours, 59 min ago
This book group was established for those interested in participating in The Morning News's Tournament of Books. Please do not feel the need to finish ...more
111353 Bailey's/Orange Women's Fiction Group — 108 members — last activity Jul 28, 2015 02:50PM
This is a group for women only,who wish to read women's writing that has been longlisted/shortlisted or has won the Baileys/ Orange prize for women's ...more
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Tournament of books commentariat, all year long!
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2013 Reading Challenge
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Jennifer D has completed her goal of reading 60 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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2012 Reading Challenge
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Jennifer D has completed her goal of reading 52 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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2011 Reading Challenge
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Jennifer D has completed her goal of reading 65 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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