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Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon
" I was fascinated by this book. Solomon has a very engaging style. Enjoy! "
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The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford
The Lay of the Land
by Richard Ford
read in February, 2009
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Very good portrayal of a man coming to terms with his life, living in the present and facing mortality. I listened to it and enjoyed it. Some of his musings which I found interesting may seem a bit long to read. He has an interesting story going on a ...more
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Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
Big Brother
by Lionel Shriver (Goodreads Author)
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Open City by Teju Cole
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TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
"The sheer pleasure of reading this book washed over me, page by page. The prose is lovely, the story engaging, the plotting perfectly curved to come around again to the beginning. Through all of it is the occasional thought which puzzles me, and i..." Read more of this review »
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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The Dinner by Herman Koch
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
"(originally gave this book one star.) The premise, a narrator who is a dog, might have worked, but it's a device and nothing more. The whole plot was sticky sweet; the good guys are all good and the bad guys all bad. There are some insights into w..." Read more of this review »
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