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I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
I Know This Much Is True
by Wally Lamb
read in September, 2016
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It'd be easy to be intimidated by the number of pages (900) in this 1998 novel by Wally Lamb, but I'm sure readers will be as invested in this multi-layered novel about twins, mental illness, and omertà—the code of silence—from its opening line, just ...more
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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder
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Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
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The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
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I'm initially drawn to books written by journalists because I trust their training in the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, why) and their innate ability to question, to probe, and to relate their findings in a way that's friendly and easy to understand. ...more
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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Intriguing look at the 1975 fall of Saigon through the eyes of a South Vietnamese double agent.
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
read in May, 2016
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An insightful look at small-town America and the people who live there.

Olive Kitteridge makes an appearance in each of the 13 short stories that comprise this novel but not always as the main character. This is part of the book's intrigue and what k
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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Lyrical prose that keeps you invested in the characters, the setting, and the plot from beginning to end -- once you understand the zigzag timeline.

I was initially confused by the jumps in time but attribute that more to the fact that I listened, rat
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Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
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I ignored this book when it first appeared on reading lists and in book discussion groups in 2007 because I believed that I'd grown up with many of the same stories Kalish shares about growing up on a farm during the Great Depression. Like Kalish, my ...more
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Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Behave
by Andromeda Romano-Lax
read in March, 2016
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Much is known about Dr. John Watson, the "father" of Behaviorist psychology, but little about his lab assistant--turned wife, Rosalie Rayner. Andromeda Romano-Lax hopes to change that in her newly-released fictional biography of Rosalie, Behave. As s ...more
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Beasts and Children by Amy    Parker
Beasts and Children
by Amy Parker
read in February, 2016
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I was intrigued by the blurbs which described Amy Parker's debut collection of linked stories as a book that addresses "the sometimes dark heart of the American family" and the "catastrophe known as childhood," so braced myself for stories that revea ...more
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