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Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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A better than average "ferry read". In fact, I'm very glad I read it, would recommend it. Zevin calls it "breezy and lighthearted" which I found strange. True, it isn't ponderous or pessimistic, but it feels very real, appropriately serious, well con ...more
Audra rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
read in December, 2014
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McEwan is such an extraordinary writer. This book is no exception. Other books I've read recently have forcibly reminded me, and not to their benefit, of the author's craft. Reading this book, however, although there were numerous moments when I deli ...more
Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Dear Life: Stories
by Alice Munro
read in November, 2014
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Or maybe a kind of 5. I admire her all over the place for her skill and control as a writer, but I find her hard to like. Too bleak, often. Her stance that "stuff happens" feels cold, distanced, analytical. I want to say: where's the heart? where's t ...more
Audra made a comment on Karen’s review of Zen Ghosts
Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth
" He's really great, isn't he! I ran downstairs and checked that his Zen Shorts is still here, yep. It will be fun to read/reread it at Christmas. Do yo ...more"
Audra rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine
Fin & Lady: A Novel
by Cathleen Schine (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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On the one hand, I enjoyed the back and forth between idiosyncratic characters and the social and political context of the 60's, entertained by the many guises and contradictions of freedom. I also enjoyed mulling over the various narrative voices, t ...more
Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Long Way from Verona by Jane Gardam
A Long Way from Verona
by Jane Gardam
read in October, 2014
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Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith
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4.5. If you're in the mood for Smith's way of thinking and being, as I was today. here it is. Familiar, yes, in all the best ways.
Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Boy on the Back of the Turtle by Paul Quarrington
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I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
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Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Mother Daughter Me by Katie  Hafner
Mother Daughter Me
by Katie Hafner (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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At first, this book aroused –and very effectively, naggingly—questions I’ve had about my own life. I wanted to gather friends and family to talk. What happened, do we understand what we need to, have we learned how to be different, and in what ways a
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Mother Daughter Me by Katie  Hafner
Mother Daughter Me
by Katie Hafner (Goodreads Author)
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