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Someone by Alice McDermott
Someone
by Alice McDermott
read in June, 2014
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I really, really liked this book because of its sentimentality: it is a rare book that has no villains. The only examples of cruelty in it come from heedless children, the boys who tell a blind man his mother has died, and the gaggle of girls at the ...more
Room by Emma Donoghue
"9/11/2010: Wow, this book took my breath away. I read it quickly, because I couldn't put it down--it's an easy read, being from the point of view of a 5 year old boy. But at the same time, it's challenging; as you get deeper into the story, you ar..." Read more of this review »
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The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
The End of the Point
by Elizabeth Graver (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Three and a half stars, actually, for lyrical writing and portrayals of unique varieties of love. The book was in a way too real, in that the characters didn't always finish their thoughts, and that as in a large family, we knew more about some of th ...more
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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I loved every minute of this book. In addition to my admiration for the heroic tale of Joe Rantz, I celebrate Daniel James Brown for the clarity of his vision about the 1936 Olympics and the Germans' enormous and successful propaganda machine. I am e ...more
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
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Reading this book from total ignorance of the armed services, I was shocked by the hardships the women experienced, and I wondered after reading it how anyone deployed as these three women were could ever have a normal, decent life afterwards. It may ...more
Eight Months On Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel
"It took me some time to read this horrifying novel by Hilary Mantel, not because it isn't well-written or compelling, but because often it's simply so painful to read. There is a mystery, a shadowy bit of skulduggery that gathers force toward the..." Read more of this review »
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Eight Months On Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel
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