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Journal of an Ordinary Grief by Mahmoud Darwish
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A place is not only a geographical area; it's also a state of mind. And trees are not just trees, they are the ribs of childhood.
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And if happiness should surprise you again, do not mention its previous betrayal.
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Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
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There are only five years between us, but five years is enough time for the geography and topography of a family to change dramatically, for ravines to form, trees to upend, streams to run dry. By the time she is calling me... she's the only mem
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Solar by Ian McEwan
Solar
by Ian McEwan
read in June, 2010
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There was an Old Testament ring to the forewarnings, an air of plague-of-boils and deluge-of-frogs, that suggested a deep and constant inclination, enacted over the centuries, to believe that one was always living at the end of days, that one's o
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The Women by T.C. Boyle
The Women
by T.C. Boyle (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2010
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p.392 "while Frank, as unconcerned and artistically removed as ever, snored in his distinctive way, as if a great wall of water were tumbling into a pit and then rising up to inundate a solitary man breathing through a piccolo."
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Nomad's Hotel by Cees Nooteboom
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Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
"The lusty, leisurely, lovingly-told story of how Renoir came to paint the famous picture of 14 revelers at lunch by the Seine. The novel is fun for what it teaches you (or reminds you) about the Impressionist movement. And it's fun because of how..." Read more of this review »
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Amarcord by Marcella Hazan
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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
read in August, 2009
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The Rare Bookclub ladies sometimes gravitate toward mysteries--a form I'm rarely enthusiastic for. So shouldn't the best way to approach them be to read the book T.S.Eliot called "the first and greatest of English detective novels"? Besides, as a goo ...more
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