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Cleopatra: A Life
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
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Teach Like a Champion 2.0 by Doug Lemov
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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
by Vincent Lam (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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We all know that doctors get irritated with patients. We know that many of them enjoy practicing medicine -- they just wish they didn't have to practice it on other people. In some ways, it's understandable. Other people make lots of things -- for ex ...more
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The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
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The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
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This is a very good introduction to the Rape of Nanking if you know nothing else about the topic. I wish Ms. Chang could have interviewed some survivors to personalize the account more, but as it stands, this is quite a good overview.

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Cruddy by Lynda Barry
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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More like 3.5, but gave it 4 for extreme readability.

Okay, so you probably know that the book is mostly epistolary -- it's largely emails between Bernadette and her Indian assistant, two parents whose kids attend the same school as Bernadette's, and
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The Diving Pool by Yōko Ogawa
The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
by Yōko Ogawa
read in February, 2015
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The emotions in these three novellas are very subtle, but unlike many stories that rely primarily on mood rather than plot, I would say that the emotions are quite unambiguous. All three protagonists are dissatisfied. The first two enjoy causing pain ...more
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Persepolis, Volume 1 by Marjane Satrapi
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