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The Commitment by Dan Savage
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I didn't realize when I grabbed this as an audiobook loan from the library that it was from 2005. Oh how the Western world has changed! When Savage wrote this, he and his boyfriend Terry couldn't legally wed in the state of Washington. I listened in...more
Karen liked that Tabitha recommended The Septavalent Stone to Karen
The Septavalent Stone by J.O.  Jones
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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"Michael wrote: "Great review. I see the word "magicians" in their and I see almost 50% fantasy in people's shelf labels. Would you consider this sci-f...more "
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
" I took this collection to a nail salon and read it while getting a pedicure. Though she confesses in an epilogue that her favorite color is pink, I went with a sparkly, jewel-red shade called “Scarlett O’Hara,” because O’Hara is a character made f... " Read more of this review »
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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
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Disclosure: I got this book as a prepub at ALA, but ended up not reading the print version. Instead, I listened to the audio book from my library. Spoilers throughout!

So, I admit that I grabbed this one on the basis of a quick skim of its back matter...more
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
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The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley
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This was a great book to listen to--well-read by the Audible narrator and there's nothing like light social science about disasters to hold my attention.

Apart from a few quibbles with the author's terminology (she uses the term "evolve" unfortunatel...more
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Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
Ten Thousand Saints
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Ghost Lights by Lydia Millet
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“You fail only if you stop writing.”
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“Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.”
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“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
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