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Unaccustomed Earth
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Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
"I have been a fan of Tom Robbins for more than 30 years! Lately, his books have become a kind of consolation --reminding me that things were not always like this and that people did once actually have a sense of humor. I love all his novels--plann..." Read more of this review »
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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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A Southwest U.S. story in which the characters reveal their insecurities in leisurely cadences. Gotta love the language. Then the story -- a guy who knows he's in for trouble by taking unclaimed drug money, but how much? The story follows a few chara ...more
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The Floating World by Cynthia Kadohata
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A worthwhile read. A personal tale of dealing with a strict Grandma and life growing up Japanese-American, mainly in Arkansas in the 50s and 60s, from a girl's perspective. Relatively short sentences; descriptions don't bog down. You get a good sense ...more
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Endgame by Frank Brady
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Ray Porter is an excellent narrator and Frank Brady has written an excellent biography. I enjoyed learning about Bobby Fischer the chess prodigy, even if he turned into an odious, selfish man always looking for fault in others. The only question not ...more
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Boomerang by Michael   Lewis
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The audiobook was well read by narrator Dylan Baker. Michael Lewis travels around to countries hard hit by out-of-control investment banking (what they do when they think there is "free money") and we get a feel through his interviews with people in ...more
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Enemies by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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In I. B. Singer's later novels set in New York (The Penitent, in particular), the male protagonist is in a quandary about the direction of his life… he has Talmudic knowledge but no wisdom. He no longer believes in religion, and seemingly without the ...more
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Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz
"On March 3, 2011, teen-aged Kai leaves for school after a fight with his single Japanese mother. He doesn't remember what he said to her. He doesn't even remember what language he was speaking -- Japanese, or English, the language spoken by his Am..." Read more of this review »
Flash Boys by Michael   Lewis
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Flash Boys by Michael   Lewis
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Excellent way to learn about high-frequency trading--what it is and why those who engage in it don't want you to know what it really is--that is, how people are skimming off the top of every trade. Why isn't thi sh_t illegal?
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