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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
read in March, 2009
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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Shipping News
by Annie Proulx
read in January, 1995
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That's right, I read it before it won any awards or was made into a movie. If you've seen the movie, read the book anyway. There is no way to capture on screen Proulx's fascination with knots and how each chapter uses a type of knot as an epigraph an...more
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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
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I love short stories and this collection is outstanding. Yes, it's controversial, because Butler is a white guy writing in Vietnamese voices, but before you dismiss the entire project, consider that Butler is a veteran of both war and matters of the...more
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In Praise of the Stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Oh, this is a wicked, wicked little book, but oh so worth the read. If you're a fan of you might dig this, but honestly, aside from the connection of forbidden relationships, the deeper connection of self-deception is more entrancing, and the young b...more
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Heart Songs and Other Stories by Annie Proulx
Heart Songs and Other Stories
by Annie Proulx
recommended for: short story enthusiasts
read in January, 1998
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I love short stories, and before she even wrote , Proulx was a master of the short story form. Her style is decidedly masculine, but not in a hoo-rah-sort-of-way. Proulx writes about what she wants to know more about, and having gronw up with many si...more
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The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson
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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
by Salman Rushdie
recommended for: only the brave
read in January, 2005
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Personally, I think this book is the precursor to . Take every important cultural event in a country and try to weave one character as an integral part to all of it. When the country is India or Pakistan, all the characters have to meet like phantom...more
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Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
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