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The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
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A Death in the Family by James Agee
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
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Did not want to read this; seemed very creepy and gimmicky, and I couldn't imagine reading a whole book told from a five year old's perspective. I put it down for a few weeks after reading part of the first chapter, then picked it back up and read it...more
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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
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I was attracted to this as it was recommended and about an immigrant because I am an immigrant. It covers so much more than that including gentrification, class and race. The title is taken from Dante's Inferno. The main character is in purgatory. Af...more
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Stitches  by Anne Lamott
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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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I had the feeling that words are useless for describing grief. While this didn't blow me away as a memoir it renewed by faith in writing.
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Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
Look at Me
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
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Interesting that she wrote this before 9/11. And the idea of what becomes of the main character is clever and likely prescient I think.
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes (Goodreads Author)
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
" I am sure it would have been a four or five star experience had I read this book at the beginning of last century, but at this day and stage of my life as a reader, it failed to impress me.
The most troubling part for me was to hear, over and ove... " Read more of this review »
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