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Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
Lizzy and Jane
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This is a pleasant, light story, but what you read is what you get. There's no subtlety or depth and all is explained so you don't have to do any work. And truly, even more than in most cases, it didn't need the Austen references.
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
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This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
read in November, 2014
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If only the family dynamic story could have gotten all the attention here. Instead, we're bored by stories of all the sex the main character used to have, isn't having now, is imagining other people are having, and wants to have. Very well written bu ...more
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Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Wives and Daughters
by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Splendid and comforting in every way. 4.5 (and a confession that I like the end of the miniseries more than the end of the book).
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How Fiction Works by James    Wood
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The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen
The Man Who Quit Money
by Mark Sundeen
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I keep thinking about this book. The man who quit money said he's seen the people who have the least give the most. Maybe I'm not made safer by my bank account; maybe I'm holding onto something that isn't mine.
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The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
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“I know that life is busy and hard and that there's crushing pressure to just settle down and get a real job and khaki pants and a haircut. But don't. Please don't. Please keep believing that life can be better, brighter, broader because of the art that you make. Please keep demonstrating the courage that it takes to swim upstream in a world that prefers putting away for retirement to putting pen to paper, that chooses practicality over poetry, that values you more for going to the gym than going to the deepest places in your soul. Please keep making your art for people like me, people who need the magic and imagination and honesty of great art to make the day-to-day world a little more bearable.”
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