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The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
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Elizabeth voted for Lost Lake as Best Fiction in the Semifinal Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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Elizabeth and 19 other people liked K's review of Still Life with Bread Crumbs:
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
"Oh, Anna. What a disappointment.

I hope I'm not being overly hard on this book because I expected more from Anna Quindlen. I liked her memoir and remember enjoying One True Thing, and was okay if not thrilled with some of her other fiction. But she..." Read more of this review »
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in May, 2014
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Sadly this is a novel that did not, for me, live up to the glowing reviews.

It's an okay novel with a mostly engaging story. It dragged in parts (especially the Las Vegas section) and none of the characters was particularly engaging. Several times I w
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Elizabeth and 74 other people liked Dianne's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"An ardent disliker of The Secret History I was intrigued by the reviews of Tartt's third novel and decided to try again. "Dickensian," said NPR, "Dickensian," said the New York Times, as if two orphans and an olde curiosity shoppe plus swarthier n..." Read more of this review »
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Blindness by José Saramago
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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Light Between Oceans
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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
The Flamethrowers
by Rachel Kushner
read in February, 2014
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Shallow, pretentious, curiously flat and yet at the same time, has some beautiful sections of writing.

I really wanted to like this book, but after struggling through more than half, I gave up.

I never developed any empathy for Reno, or for that matter
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Elizabeth and 52 other people liked Wendy's review of The Flamethrowers:
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
"Reading this was like sitting in the back of a cab. You're pretty sure you're headed SOMEWHERE but the way is circuitous, confusing and sometimes nonsensical. It drives just like a cab, quick accelerations that slam you into the seat and jarring s..." Read more of this review »
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