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Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
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Her by Harriet Lane
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The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
The Sculptor
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Decent graphic novel about art, death, love, and fame.
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Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich
Spoiled Brats: Stories
by Simon Rich
read in April, 2015
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This is a collection of absurd and funny short stories. If you liked B.J. Novak's collection (can't think of the name right now) you will like this. It has a terrific story of a family of hamsters kept in a schoolroom--very funny and the story of a 2 ...more
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton
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Amsterdam, it's not just for tulips, wooden shoes, and dikes anymore. This story of 17th century Amsterdam has a young country girl marrying a wealthy businessman and coming to live in a house full of interesting people and secrets. She receives a mi ...more
Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell
"This is the first time that I remember Cornwell having such a dramatic cliffhanger. I'm always sucked in anyway, no matter how hard I try not to. This is a good story, however, she has stopped exploring the potentially great story lines and focuse..." Read more of this review »
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The Crucible of Doubt by Terryl L. Givens
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If there is anything virtuous, lovely, of good report or praiseworthy we seek after these things. This scholarly treatise on faith and doubt takes this seriously, looking at philosophy, other religions, literature and art to examine the role of faith ...more
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Gabrielle Zevin
“We are not quite novels.
We are not quite short stories.
In the end, we are collected works.”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Charlotte Brontë
“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Gabrielle Zevin
“Why is any one book different from any other book? They are different, A.J. decides, because they are. We have to look inside many. We have to believe. We agree to be disappointed sometimes so that we can be exhilarated every now and again.”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

David Sedaris
“When asked "What do we need to learn this for?" any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

B.J. Novak
“The Walk to School on the Day after Labor Day"
I was sad that summer was over.
But I was happy that it was over for my enemies, too.”
B.J. Novak

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