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You and Yours
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Sleeping With the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen
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Sometimes difficult, sometimes funny, but always interesting. The poems (often prose poems) take on cliche and stereotype. I like them best when they are most direct, like "Bilingual Instructions," which notes how Californians vote against bilingual ...more
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You and Yours by Naomi Shihab Nye
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The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow
The Waterworks
by E.L. Doctorow
read in August, 2014
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Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
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Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman
Dry Bones in the Valley
by Tom Bouman
read in July, 2014
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This book didn't quite make it for me--at least not beyond the usual format of a crime procedural. It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't great.

My biggest objection is that the overall plot and ending felt contrived to me. Deus ex machina all the way. In
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Lisa Roney rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
Elizabeth Is Missing
by Emma Healey
read in July, 2014
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This book is unusual because it is narrated from the point of view of a character with increasingly bad dementia. It's also a murder mystery, and goes beyond the usual for the genre, both in terms of this seemingly strange choice of p.o.v. and becaus ...more
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Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
Flaubert's Parrot
by Julian Barnes (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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You know it's a wonderfully complex book when you check off just about all the "shelves" in Goodreads. Reading Flaubert's Parrot was like waking up after a long sleep. It made me feel as though I haven't really read anything of literary merit and dis ...more
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Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn
Lost for Words
by Edward St. Aubyn
read in May, 2014
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A lark, making fun of literary awards and all the taste-makers of the literary world. Offers some funny views of writers' insecurities and vanities, as well as the difficulty of survival. Was a good summer read.
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Shiksa Goddess by Wendy Wasserstein
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