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The Age of Light
3.62
it was amazing
This is such an engrossing and transporting book, one that, as many readers have already noted, makes these glamorous and thrilling characters come vi ...more
Sep 29, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
 
Cape May
3.08
it was amazing
As some other reviews have indicated, you think you've seen this book, but you haven't. There is a simultaneous tenderness and brutality in these page ...more
Oct 17, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
 
The Body Papers: A Memoir
4.48
it was amazing
There is so much to admire in this brave and fierce and deeply intimate memoir, most notably the author's unsentimental and plainspoken approach to he ...more
Oct 23, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
The Editor
3.77
it was amazing
When you go to the grocery store, do you walk up and down every aisle, looking for things you might not even realize you need until you see them? Or d ...more
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
 
My Ex-Life
3.70
it was amazing
This book is delightful in every possible way: witty, wise, suspenseful, unpredictable, and just plain fun. The review that called it "a gin and tonic ...more
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May 07, 2018
 
The Third Hotel
3.24
it was amazing
This book will fuck you up in the best possible way. It's one I dog-eared all over the place, though I had to continually exercise restraint because t ...more
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Sep 10, 2018
 
Insignificant Others
3.48
it was amazing
McCauley is a master of this form, and there is no wittier writer at work today. Every single page of this book is delightful and rings utterly true. ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Call Me by Your Name
4.27
it was amazing
Few books inspire me to write directly and immediately to the author once I finish them. *Call Me By Your Name* is one of those books. Highly stylized ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Coral Glynn
3.30
it was amazing
This was one of my favorite books of 2012. It's subtle, creepy, heartbreaking, and old-fashioned in the best possible sense of the word. Could have be ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
The Paternity Test
3.41
it was amazing
I love everything Michael Lowenthal writes, and this book was no exception. The plot doesn't go where you think it's going to go, and yet by the end i ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
The Emperor's Children
2.95
it was amazing
This was my favorite book of 2006. It strikes me as the perfect novel, in that it captures a time and a place and a way of life for its main character ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Lake Overturn
3.88
it was amazing
I am utterly in love with this novel, as much for its expansiveness as its intimacy. Like the best Victorian novels, *Lake Overturn* gives you a portr ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Less
3.73
it was amazing
This book is witty and insightful and wise about everything from relationships to aging to the vagaries of the writing and publishing world. It's very ...more
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Sep 10, 2018
 
The Sky Below
3.28
it was amazing
This is a book that resists categorization, which is only one of the many things that make it an amazing accomplishment. Allegorical, rooted in myth, ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
3.60
it was amazing
Yes, this novel takes its inspiration from Jane Eyre -- or, at the author puts it, "writes back" to Charlotte Bronte -- but what Livesey does here is ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
The Art Forger
3.71
it was amazing
Barbara Shapiro is a master of plot. Every page of this book pushes the reader forward, making it a compelling read even if, like me, you don't know m ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
White Dancing Elephants
3.76
it was amazing
This is a fierce, unflinching, and surprising collection. In sculpted and precise prose, Bhuvaneswar delivers a gut punch with each story. There is an ...more
Oct 06, 2018
Sep 29, 2018
 
Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
3.77
it was amazing
This is my favorite of Steve Almond's many wonderful books. Part investigative journalism, part memoir, all voice and insight and character. This book ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
Like Life
4.11
it was amazing
Moore's best book by far. In this one, her wit and wordplay are all in service of the character and the complex stories of love and loss. The title st ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Dream Boy
3.92
it was amazing
Oh, this book is so simple and so devastating. There is much controversy over the ending, but to me it is perfect in its ambiguity. The whole book was ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story
3.79
it was amazing
Complex and pitch-perfect explorations of love in various forms. Surprising, genre-busting and something of a revelation in the world of the contempor ...more
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Game of Secrets
3.15
it was amazing
This is an exciting writer whose work gets better and better. I can't wait to see what she does next.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
4.10
it was amazing
A well-organized and thorough education I didn't think I needed, but I certainly did.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Stray
3.82
it was amazing
What a cool and smart and suspenseful book this is.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Dear Life
3.75
it was amazing
She is the master. No one can touch her.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Tell Me a Riddle
4.05
it was amazing
A masterpiece. Destroys me every time.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
An American Marriage
3.97
it was amazing
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Sep 12, 2018
 
The Shape of Things to Come
2.96
it was amazing
None
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Howards End
3.96
it was amazing
None
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Feb 23, 2013
 
The Charge
4.35
it was amazing
None
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Feb 14, 2013
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