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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride (Goodreads Author)
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This novel won the National Book Award in 2013 so it received a ton of buzz. I was happy my book group decided to read it. But then... I read it and found the experience a bit tiresome.

The premise was interesting enough. We get the John Brown story,...more
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The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
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The Works by Kate Ascher
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I picked up this book because I wanted to learn more about the subway in NYC. I'm not normally a big consumer of nonfiction, but this book was a ton of fun to read.

This is a large format book that would be at home on your coffee table or children's b...more
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The Works by Kate Ascher
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Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
" I thought Claire of the Sea Light offered an interesting opportunity to get glimpses of the different characters' lives, but the book just felt disjointed overall and most of the storylines felt underdeveloped by the book's end - I thought they... " Read more of this review »
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Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
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A dark, atmospheric portrayal of a village in Haiti and the intersecting lives of some of its residents. Sufficiently highlights everything that really bites about post-colonialism. An okay read, but it didn't really click with me.
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
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This was an enjoyable vacation read. The characters were interesting enough to pull me into their stories. I didn't intend to read yet another book about immigrants in early 20th century NYC, but I got a little more of that here, as two of the main c...more
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma
Family Life
by Akhil Sharma
read in July, 2014
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I heard about this book on the Tenement Museum's YouTube channel... Akhil Sharma was the featured speaker in the Tenement Talks series in May, 2014 (see a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Bzo...).

The novel is about an Indian family who immigra...more
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