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Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
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I'm a sucker for short stories that delve deep into people's psyches and relationships, warts and all. A number of these are about love late in life, which I'm sure could be a turn off for those of us in the under 50 set. There are two "quartets" or ...more
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Songs Without Words by Ann Packer
Songs Without Words
by Ann Packer (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2013
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I read this while I had a bad head cold and so much of it is about being immobile on a couch it kind of worked for me. It's about a realistic female friendship where one person is in a mother role and the other in a screwed up kid role. It all gets s ...more
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Tenth of December by George Saunders
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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling
read in January, 2013
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I didn't read any of the Harry Potters. When they came out I was in college and tried to read the first book while at the gym on the elliptical and couldn't get into it so never tried any of the other books. I'm a leper. Anyway, I wanted to see what ...more
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NW by Zadie Smith
NW
by Zadie Smith
read in January, 2013
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I read the excerpt in the New Yorker when it came out, which honestly, was the best part of the book. I give Zadie Smith props for her experimental style, for plumbing the depths of female friendship and coming up with some honest truths about growin ...more
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Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer
Swim Back to Me
by Ann Packer (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2012
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This book of short stories is a pretty quick read. It's full of interesting characters who are all experiencing some type of loss. Packer's portraits are dead-on and she really understands family/relationships. The stories don't interconnect (except ...more
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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At first I wasn't sure I'd like this...it being so popular did not necessarily recommend it. But as soon as they went into the Hunger Games I was completely hooked. Couldn't help but wonder how long I might have lasted in the games and really want to ...more
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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