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Judith rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Congratulations, by the way by George Saunders
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It's not really a book, rather it's a commencement address, and therefore would be considered an essay, but it was put into book form and I don't have a problem with that. It was on my book list to read and I happened into an Urban Outfitters store o...more
Judith rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith
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In a NYT article, Alexander McCall Smith (author of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency) recommended this book as one of his favorites. I am always interested in authors' preferences in literature and I have enjoyed every book I have read by this author (...more
Judith rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
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The setting is NYC in 1911 and though the characters are fictional, it involves two historical events that occurred at the time: the triangle shirtwaist factory fire and the Coney Island Dreamland fire. There are some really evil characters in this s...more
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Judith rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
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This is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author's very excellent expose' of Scientology. I don't know how anyone could ever take that "religion" seriously. But in the scheme of things, I suppose it's really no crazier than any other organized religion, it's...more
Judith rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Replay by Ken Grimwood
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This book follows two others I read this year which were totally unrelated except for using the same premise: reliving life multiple times. It is such an interesting premise and the fact that at least three different authors used it as a theme this y...more
"I had forgotten that you read this before me. I really enjoyed this one. "
"It amazed me that such a worn out theme felt new in this book. Did you see the movie? I thought they did a good job, but as you point out---the book h...more "
Judith recommended The Interestings to Beth
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
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