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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
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Well written as I would expect from Waters, but a letdown plot-wise. I wasn't invested or even particularly interested in the relationship between the two women - barely an infatuation - so for me the stakes were not particularly high. For me the mor ...more
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Once Upon a Time by Marina Warner
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
The Tiger's Wife
by Téa Obreht (Goodreads Author)
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All I knew about this book was the youth of the author. I was expecting a slightly amateurish work which would betray her age - not so. I got lost in the story, the mythology and the culture, and it made me feel like exploring the East-West feel, the ...more
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Lords of the Horizons by Jason Goodwin
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
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This is a book you should only get into if you've got plenty of time, a warm comfy couch, and dark moody weather outside. Otherwise it'll be hard to stick with this one, to remember the paths of the characters and not get discouraged by the bricklike ...more
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The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
The Invisible Bridge
by Julie Orringer (Goodreads Author)
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Maybe it's because I've been marking so many student essays lately, but I kept thinking that this book would benefit from a serious edit. Orringer skips over important details and quickly and carelessly dispatches characters that she's spent some tim ...more
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