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Swing Time
it was amazing
Wow. This huge, powerful novel is so minutely observed that readers can be forgiven for occasionally missing the forest for the trees. Sex, race, and ...more
Dec 08, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
it was amazing
Fellowes is a unique talent able to actually inhabit a world long past. Perhaps the motivations and language of people are not much changed from one o ...more
Jul 06, 2016
Jun 01, 2016
H is for Hawk
it was amazing
"The archeology of grief is not ordered."

Helen Macdonald’s book-length nonfiction is so many things at once: a eulogy, an elegy, a biography, a memoir
Apr 29, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
it was amazing
It is November and outside my front door roses are still blooming. Their color is a deep rich clear pink. They look better than they did in the dry he ...more
Nov 03, 2017
Oct 29, 2017
it was amazing
In my mind’s eye is a vision of McEwan himself opening the door to detectives investigating a murder, and noticing everything about what they do, how ...more
Nov 04, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
Life After Life
it was amazing
“There is a fine line between living and dying,” a character observes in Kate Atkinson’s new novel. And it does certainly seem to be the case here, in ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Dec 12, 2012
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
it was amazing
These stories are pure enjoyment. David Cornwell makes up for all those years he refused interviews, answering questions we never got to ask. If he do ...more
Sep 13, 2016
Sep 05, 2016
Mothering Sunday
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This delicious short novel is in many ways a Mother’s Day dream. It is a novel short enough to be read in a long, lazy afternoon; it is a novel for ma ...more
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 12, 2016
His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae
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It is the dispassionate telling of this story that makes the mystery of Culduie such a success. Roddy Macrae, discovered walking through his village c ...more
Oct 09, 2016
Sep 05, 2016
it was amazing
What is most striking to me about this memoir of the tsunami which hit Sri Lanka December 26, 2004 is the clarity with which Deraniyagala shares her s ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
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