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The Photograph by Penelope Lively
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This is the wonderful novel you were waiting to read this summer. Lively has written an unpredictable book about a group of people we come to know in a subtle, understated suburb of London. There is the successful master gardener sister and wife, the ...more
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Moonglow by Michael Chabon
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What is fiction, what is memoir doesn't matter in the capable hands of Michael Chabon. His love for his grandfather is very real, his grandfather's undying loyalty to his fragile wife, a holocaust survivor, is also a foundation of the novel. Charon a ...more
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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"Michael Chabon pulls off a hybrid memoir and a contested fictional multigenerational family history peppered with anecdotes and stories from his heavily medicated grandfather on his deathbed. Chabon unashamedly states its fictional roots and perha..." Read more of this review »
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What is fiction, what is memoir doesn't matter in the capable hands of Michael Chabon. His love for his grandfather is very real, his grandfather's undying loyalty to his fragile wife, a holocaust survivor, is also a foundation of the novel. Charon a ...more
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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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This is a great book although I probably would not have read it if my son didn't give it to me to read. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and a frequent writer for the New Yorker, handles the very difficult questions about gaining control of the end of you ...more
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