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Alligator Candy by David Kushner
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A story both heartbreaking and redemptive - David Kushner is 4 years old in 1973 when his brother Jon grabs his bicycle and goes off to get some Gator Candy at the 7-11. He never returns and a week later, the men who murdered him are arrested and rev ...more
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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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Overall, I liked the book. The challenge for me were the fairy-tales that Granny told Elsa when she was alive. Elsa only had a cursory knowledge of the people in the other apartments, and with her Granny's death, she has been given the task of delive ...more
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Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
Sweet Lamb of Heaven
by Lydia Millet
read in June, 2016
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The language is almost poetic which raises this novel above the average. Reminiscent of a Stephen King, Anna runs with her young daughter from her unfaithful, unfeeling cruel and ambitious husband. There is a thread of the uncommon as Anna and the pe ...more
Gerald's Game by Stephen King
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
"It had a lot less hip-hop than I was expecting, but I still really liked it."
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
"I could not put this book down. The characters are well drawn, and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat as the author describes their lives in such incredible detail as he moves back and forth through different time periods."
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Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Wilde Lake
by Laura Lippman (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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I'm a fan so I eagerly await a Lippman book (both the series and the stand-alones), devour them quickly, and then regret that I wouldn't make the reading last longer. In this book, chapters set in the past (60-80)taking turns with chapters set in pre ...more
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Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
Most Wanted
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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I picked the book up because Scottoline can write a good thriller. I put the book down because Christine Nilsson, the teacher who went to a sperm bank and is now pregnant, sees what she thinks is her sperm donor getting arrested for allegedly being a ...more
Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon
" Thanks for your input. It's heartening to know others see things in the same light. I've had a few others tell me that they had so looked forward to r ...more "
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Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
by Carly Simon
read in April, 2016
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I'm not sure why Carly Simon wrote this autobiography. Repeatedly molested by an older boy for years, starting when she was 9, her father's death, her mother bringing her lover into the house while she was married to her father are all shared as if i ...more
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