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Lisa made a comment on Amy’s review of A Little Life
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
" Agreed, the big scene near the end between Jude and Harold was a heartbreaker. She's a very effective writer. "
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The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer
" Interesting. I haven't read the Tyler, so let me know what you think as you read more. "
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
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I can't remember the last time I felt this manipulated by a book. And seeing as it's a novelist's job to manipulate the reader, that's saying a lot.

I still don't know if this worked for me, though I was definitely immersed all the way through. As a m
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Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine S. White
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On Elizabeth Bishop by Colm Tóibín
" I just got this too, Sue -- haven't read it yet, but I'm interested to see what you have to say about it. It certainly is a very pretty little book. "
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The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer
The Children's Crusade
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I liked this while I was reading. And then after finishing it I was kind of like, "Wait, what just happened?" It's a good exploration of family dynamics, particularly in the Philip Larkin mode—to a lesser extent how brothers and sisters bounce off ea ...more
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The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
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This was a lovely book—both fascinating and deeply kind, with a lot to interest a broad swath of readers. The science is accessible without being dumb, and at the same time Montgomery brings the octopuses (NOT octopi!) and their personalities (yes, t ...more
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