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Under Fire by Henri Barbusse
Under Fire
by Henri Barbusse
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The Carter of 'La Providence' by Georges Simenon
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests
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The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson
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by Shirley Jackson
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The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
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Orfeo by Richard Powers
Orfeo
by Richard Powers
read in April, 2014
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80% great. 20% completely preposterous. The idea that that art (in general) and music (in general) can be a dangerous thing is a fine premise without some adding some b-movie bioterrorism plot. Richard Powers is one of the smartest writers out there ...more
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The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames
The Extra Man
by Jonathan Ames
read in June, 2014
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This was a totally fun, weird read. It's just the thing for sitting by the pool if you want transvestites and Cole Porter jokes.
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