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The World of Silence by Max Picard
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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If you love old bookstores and idiosyncratic bookstore owners, you will delight in this book. Formulaic and predictable but still great fun
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Galore by Michael Crummey
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A Quiet Life by Kenzaburō Ōe
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This is a very interesting, sublime book. It is a fictionalized account of Oe's own family life depicting some of the challenges of having a "brain-damaged" son. He writes witH brutal honesty about his own shortcomings as the patriarch. The difficult ...more
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Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
Veronika Decides to Die
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Up Country by Maxine Kumin
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First read, two stars, second read three, now a four. That might be my definition of good poetry: what looks simple at first glance needs more time.


Beans

Having planted
that seven mile plot
He came to love it
More than he had wanted.
His own sweat
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The Death Cure by James Dashner
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2.5, in fairness but the ending disappoints. In fact, the trilogy disappoints.
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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
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Speedboat by Renata Adler
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“Where there are humans,
You'll find flies,
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You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.”
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