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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
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Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
Two Serious Ladies
by Jane Bowles
read in May, 2016
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One star for the cover. One for the title. I wanted to like the book--it had some quirky potential--but overall it felt boring and pointless.
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In America by Susan Sontag
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Long Quiet Highway by Natalie Goldberg
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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
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The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
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The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
"This book just took the top of my head off. I liked the first book in the series, but this one... I don't even know if I can talk about it, it feels too personal. All the branches that I wanted to see explored more in the first book were like burn..." Read more of this review »
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Ideas of Heaven by Joan Silber
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