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Tree of Smoke
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Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
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Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
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I picked it up because of a staff recommendation at my husband's bookstore. Bynum does a good job of creating a dreamlike, fantastical world with sympathetic characters. I could have used a little more of a story arc, but as prose poetry, it was a lo ...more
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Escape by Carolyn Jessop
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I have this weird interest in polygamous Mormons that started when I read John Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven, so my husband brought home an advanced reader's copy of this story of a woman who escaped the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ ...more
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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss
recommended for: People who don't hate the very idea of love, people with a little patience
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A friend of mine described this is as a blend of The World to Come and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and I think that's a very apt review. I wanted to hate this book because I'm contrary, but just like her husband (JSF), I couldn't help but ...more
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My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey
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Old School by Tobias Wolff
Old School
by Tobias Wolff
recommended for: writers, readers, snobs
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Wolff once again makes precise, poignant writing look so easy. I don't know how much of this is fiction, but I'm guessing most of it's based on his real life, and I think it's sort of brave to admit your faults so openly. He creates lovely turns-of-p ...more
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Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
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Huh. I don't know what to say about this book at all. I tried reading some of the reviews to see if they helped clarify anything for me, but nobody said much of anything. Lots of people gave it 4 or 5 stars but then just said that it was weird and an ...more
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Summerland by Michael Chabon
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