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Gary the Bookworm and 65 other people liked Will Byrnes's review of Shadow Tag:
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
"Shadow Tag is, we hear tell, a novelization of the demise of Erdrich’s marriage. It is an insightful, beautifully written portrait in which the character of the marriage, Dorian-Gray-like, is revealed to be somewhat wanting. Gil and Irene are the..." Read more of this review »
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Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey
by Anne Brontë
read in July, 2016
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Anne Bronte, the youngest of the family of literary lions, spent most of her adult life working as a governess. She didn't love the work, but it provided a lodestar of material for her two novels. She died at 29, a few months after her tempestuous si ...more
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
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Gary the Bookworm and 61 other people liked Rohisa's review of The Woman Upstairs:
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
"Get ready to expand your horizons. Claire Messud has exposed the underbelly of her female protagonist, and the complexity of Nora Eldridge( the protagonist) is going to launch a new standard of truth for women in literature.

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Gary the Bookworm and 102 other people liked Cecily's review of The History of Love:
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
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He was a great writer. He fell in love. It was his life.

The Simplest Questions Are the Hardest to Answer

What is love?
Who am I?
Is there a word for everything?
What sort of book is this?
What is a palaeontologist?

What is a Palaeontologist?

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Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
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Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
"”At some point you just need to leave the theater so the next crowd can see the movie.”

Frank Bascombe can no longer fool himself that he is even a mature middle age. He is, frankly, fully qualified now to claim his twilight years. There is a consi..." Read more of this review »
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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
" Thank you, Helle. The Brontes disliked Austen. That made me resent them. In my dotage, I'm trying to be less judgmental. "
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Will Schwalbe
“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

David Foster Wallace
“To be, in a word, unborable.... It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

Francine Prose
“What I love is how pissed off Jane Eyre is. She's in a rage for the whole novel and the payoff is she gets to marry this blind guy who's toasted his wife in the attic." -Angela Argo "Blue Angel”
Francine Prose

Abraham Verghese
“Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

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