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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
read in February, 2015
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The Corrections, at its fundamental level, serves up a dish of reality harshly truthful and bitingly accurate. Franzen’s depiction of the Lamberts, each in his or her own grossly human element, is convicting at best, condemning at worst.

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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles
read in February, 2015
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“Be careful of choosing what you’re proud of,” warns Katey Kontent, the protagonist of this 1930s-era fiction, “because the world has every intention of using it against you.” In her chronicle of Katey’s experiences in 1938, Amore Towles weaves an in ...more
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
The Space Between Us
by Thrity Umrigar
read in February, 2015
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The characters in Thrity Umrigar's The Space Between us represent a number of different facets of a woman's life, embodying everything from maternal love and disappointment to loyal friendship and betrayal. In a place and time in which caste and mone ...more
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Aviator's Wife
by Melanie Benjamin (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Women in history have gotten up to some pretty amazing things, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh is absolutely no different. She was educated, brave, daring, worthy of attention in her own right. But her achievements have all but fallen by the wayside, eclip ...more
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
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The stories of the women in Caroline Moorehead's A Train in Winter are impossible to comment on. Their experiences embody a reality for which incomprehensible is an inadequate adjective. Their strength and the dignity with which they represented them ...more
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
The House of Velvet and Glass
by Katherine Howe (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Reading this book was a bit like watching someone trying to fly a kite for the first time: every now and then, a promising burst of energy wafts the story upwards creating intrigue and forward movement, but then just as quickly, the energy abandons t ...more
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
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The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
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Jessica Cocita wants to read 75 books in the 2015 Reading Challenge
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She has read 8 books toward her goal of 75 books.
 
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