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Ape House
3.47
it was ok
Overall, critics considered Ape House a dissatisfying follow-up to Water for Elephants. With its evocative Depression-era setting and unforgettable ch ...more
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Oct 11, 2010
 
Restless: A Novel
3.84

Every critic agrees that William Boyd is a shamefully overlooked author on this side of the Atlantic. A powerful storyteller whose novels span genres

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Feb 05, 2009
 
Invisible
3.72
really liked it
Invisible contains many of the hallmarks of Auster's trade: formal literary devices and stylistic high jinks, psychological depth, elegant prose, and ...more
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Dec 02, 2009
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
really liked it
In simple, straightforward prose, Skloot brings to life the woman unknowingly behind some of the 20th century's greatest medical advancements. In the ...more
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Apr 06, 2010
 
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
3.66

Nora Ephron, best known for her screenplays When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Silkwood and best sellers Heartburn and Crazy Salad, has w

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Feb 05, 2009
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
really liked it

One might envy Abraham Verghese, who makes the transition from essayist to novelist look easier than it should be. Cutting for Stone will remind reade

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Apr 15, 2009
 
Serena
3.52
really liked it

In this beautifully written gothic novel, Rash paints an unforgettable portrait of a truly frightening woman, an "Ayn Rand [character] taken to sociop

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Feb 05, 2009
 
One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life--A Story of Race and Family Secrets
3.60

A decade ago in Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, noted black scholar Henry Louis Gates wrote an unflattering portrait of Anatole Broyard and h

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Feb 05, 2009
 
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
4.24
really liked it
While he breaks no new ground, Sides succeeds in bringing these two contradictory men and their troubled era vividly to life. Meticulously researched ...more
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Jun 16, 2010
 
The Narrows (Harry Bosch, #10; Harry Bosch Universe, #13)
4.10

With a writer of Connelly's popularity, particularly one that works with a regular cast of characters, mixed reviews are to be expected. Each successi

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Feb 05, 2009
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