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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
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Lila by Marilynne Robinson
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In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen
In Some Other World, Maybe
by Shari Goldhagen (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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With a promising start and an interesting intersection of characters, this book ended up being just ok. I don't really remember the circumstances of choosing this book to read other than seeing it displayed at my library (library marketing works!) an ...more
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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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The Green Road by Anne Enright
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The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich
The Hand That Feeds You
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Far-Fetched by Devin Johnston
Far-Fetched: Poems
by Devin Johnston
read in July, 2015
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This is the kind of poetry that makes me look up word meanings and pronunciations, words like "transumption" and "metonymical". And, like those words, I don't really grasp the meaning of many of these poems but I adore saying the words out loud. Many ...more
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In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen
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The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
The Danish Girl
by David Ebershoff (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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This is an evocative historical novel, loosely based on the life of Einar Wegener, the Danish painter who had one of the first sex change operations in 1931. The story is of his change from Einar to Lili and the relationship he shares with his wife G ...more
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  Lawson
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I'm a fan of Jenny Lawson's blog "The Bloggess" and this memoir did not disappoint. It is funny and bittersweet and I enjoyed reading about this witty, eccentric woman and her family full of odd and totally relatable people. I laughed out loud at man ...more
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