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Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Old Filth (Old Filth, #1)
by Jane Gardam
read in April, 2016
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A masterpiece! Sometimes funny but mostly touching and sad about the main character in a previous era. Eye-opening and illuminating, this book is as one critic put it, "Compulsively readable." Like Penelope Lively and Anita Brookner, Jane Gardam is a ...more
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The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
read in April, 2016
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Interesting and dense - not a quick or fast-paced read. Drabble is certainly an intellectual! A contemplative story.
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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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A multi-layered and many themed slice of life in Italy during a certain time and place. Realistic and tough - totally unforgettable. This novel evokes many emotions and thoughts.
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Blood from a Stone by Donna Leon
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Another captivating mystery! Leon's characters are so human and believable.
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