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Connie and 45 other people liked Mike's review of Never Let Me Go:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro's Examination of Science and Morality

It was a warm spring afternoon, late in the semester. The windows of Ten Hoor Hall were open. The swarms of honey bees could be heard, hard at work in white blooms bursting from..." Read more of this review »
Connie and 3 other people liked Carol's review of Life Drawing:
Life Drawing by Robin Black
"Meet Owen, a struggling writer and Augusta (Gus), a creative painter. Their story begins with a betrayal of the worst sort and a bad, but honest decision to tell the truth causing gut-wrenching hurt, but then......forgiveness prevails.

Next, in ste...

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Connie and 24 other people liked Carol's review of A Man Called Ove:
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
"OMGOSH, what a wonderful novel! I now have my first super-favorite of 2015!

This is a story of the deep and everlasting love of a contrary 59 year old man who struggles each and every day to cope with the pain and loss of the only person who ever u...

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Connie and 5 other people liked Michael's review of Birdsong:
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
"This is a masterful novel with lasting resonance for me about the impacts of war and resilience of human spirit. I think its achievement be at a level of "All Quiet on the Western Front". The narrative covers the life of an English man in France b..." Read more of this review »
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The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
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Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
Vanessa and Her Sister
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" Leanne wrote: "I keep seeing the theme of children lost or parents lost in his books. Anybody know anything about his own childhood?"

There's an intere
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Traveling With Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd
Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
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The tale from Greek mythology of Demeter and Persephone, mother and daughter, acts as a theme for this travel story. Ann Kidd Taylor had just received a rejection letter from a graduate program she wished to attend, and was unsure what direc
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What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
" Dolors wrote: "Connie wrote: "Dolors wrote: "Great review that counterpoints other flat or more lukewarm reactions to Hustvedt's works, of which I am ...more"
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What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt
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Leo Hertzberg seeks out Bill Wechsler after he buys one of his paintings, starting a lifelong friendship between the two men. The lives of their two families become entangled in this story about relationships, love, and loss.

Leo, an art historian, is
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Rumer Godden
“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emtional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”
Rumer Godden

Joseph Heller
“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Judith Viorst
“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.”
Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

Groucho Marx
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Maya Angelou
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
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