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" I hope to read 50 books this year. As I am a primary school teacher librarian, my list will include a lot of children's literature... but I hope to in ...more "
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No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
No and Me
by Delphine de Vigan
read in November, 2010
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Translated from the French... set in Paris... the real Paris, where homelessness is a BIG social problem. The main character (Lou) is quirky, her home life is difficult, her inability to express herself well doesn't help matters...

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
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A sad tale about families and relationships destroyed by circumstances... beautifully written using sparse language... the harsh climate really added to the overall melancholy feel of the story. A happy ending... not really, but realistic.
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In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
In the Company of the Courtesan
by Sarah Dunant
read in November, 2010
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Well, I guess there was a reason why it took me SOOOOOOOO long to finish this novel... yes I enjoyed it... the description of Venice is amazing, and I certainly appreciate all of the research that went into producing such a wonderfully historical acc ...more
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In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
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Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano
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Gruesome! Unbelievable! Difficult to read at times because of the sheer brutality. I respect Saviano's courage to speak out. I was particularly moved by the passage about the talented designer who gave up to drive lorries... what a sad tale.
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The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
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Brilliant! Absolute masterpiece... though quite depressing. Really makes one think about one's actions... as well as chances not taken... as well as moments that come and go... and can never be repeated. The translation from Italian to English works ...more
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The Diary of Pelly D by Lucy Adlington
The Diary of Pelly D
by Lucy Adlington (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2007
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