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The Living Blood
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Karen and 1 other person liked martha's review of The Female Man:
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
"Did I never add this book to goodreads?! Oh, that's right: I read it about a year and a half ago and had so many things to say I got overwhelmed about writing them down.

This book is difficult: I mean it's not an easy read in terms of comprehension..." Read more of this review »
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The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
" Well, I don't think my point was that they're criminal--it's that they're vulnerable. It seemed bizarre to me, for instance, that anyone would let a d ...more "
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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Amazing book. I read it in a few days in 1997 and it's stayed with me ever since.
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Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi
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The Breath of Night by Michael Arditti
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The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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Sometimes you just want to read a mystery novel with a wealthy English eleven year-old girl chemist prodigy detective. And so you read this. Charming!
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Bluets by Maggie Nelson
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Norwood by Charles Portis
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Another comic highlight. Portis is wonderful, inimitable. He can tell a story about nothing like no one else I know. George Saunders has inherited some of this, but Saunders can be a little more brittle and mannered, his characters and situations mor ...more
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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1020 Fiction and Poetry Contests — 227 members — last activity Oct 28, 2012 08:56PM
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This book group was established for those interested in participating in The Morning News's Tournament of Books. Please do not feel the need to finish ...more
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