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Lullabies for Little Criminals
3.95
it was amazing
Searing and gorgeous, ruthless and perfect.
Jun 2008
Feb 07, 2009
 
The Book of Eve
3.92
it was amazing
Spare language, irony, bare bones and poignant wisdom: this story of a woman who flees her comatose suburban marriage the day she gets her first pensi ...more
Sep 2008
Feb 05, 2009
 
The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir
3.59
really liked it
After two years working on my novel, "Annabel", I'm enjoying reading memoir and other non fiction, and recently took Judy Fong Bates' memoir of search ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2010
 
Brooklyn
3.63
it was amazing
This book gripped me from the first to the last word. Toibin knows how to turn a story on an invisible needle, and to make a reader care deeply about ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2010
 
The Bread of Those Early Years
3.54
it was amazing
Plaintive and most human, you set me on the road, Heinrich, and I am still on that road. Thank you. I love you.
Jan 1980
Feb 20, 2009
 
The Principles of Uncertainty
4.05
it was amazing
I love this book almost as much as I love my cat.
not set
Jun 23, 2011
 
Collected Poems
4.21
it was amazing
I was reading this in a cafe on Milton Street and tears ran down my face. They were tears of my heart opening up for the first time in a long time. Th ...more
not set
Feb 20, 2009
 
Ruins & Relics
3.92
it was amazing
This is an exquisite, layered story collection. I am reading it a second time. These stories give the reader freedom to choose loyalties. The writer l ...more
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Jan 03, 2010
 
On Chesil Beach
3.54
it was ok
Depressing tale of doomed lovers who have an anachronistic approach to sex that ruins their wedding night. Flashes of graceful writing but these happe ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 19, 2009
 
Bees: Nature's Little Wonders
3.88
it was amazing
Graceful, informative, thrilling work on honey bees, with history, cultural notes and practical and technical material. I loved the writing - it made ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2012
 
Eleanor Rigby
3.64
it was amazing
Got strange looks at my favourite Cafe El Mundo and on the Metro as I read this book (outbursts of involuntary snorting).
Feb 2009
Feb 19, 2009
 
Light Lifting
3.90
it was amazing
Kinetic stories where a lot is at stake, exquisitely and perceptively written - I loved this book to pieces.
not set
Jan 23, 2011
 
Coraline
4.03
it was amazing
Silver key to the door in the heart that leads to the journey of eternal loneliness
not set
Feb 20, 2009
 
Painting the Dog: The Best Stories of Leon Rooke
3.40
it was amazing
Leon Rooke is an outlandish visionary. My heart is on his shishkebab.
not set
Feb 20, 2009
 
The Garden Party and Other Stories
3.87
it was amazing
Katherine, Katherine, Katherine, I seen the little lamp.
not set
Feb 20, 2009
 
The Empty Family
3.64
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Jun 18, 2011
 
Fall on Your Knees
3.95
it was amazing
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May 03, 2013
 
The Outlander
3.69
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Mar 03, 2009
 
Saints of Big Harbour
3.54
it was amazing
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Jan 03, 2010
Mar 03, 2009
 
This All Happened
3.84
it was amazing
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Feb 05, 2016
 
The Comfort of Strangers
3.44
really liked it
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Apr 25, 2013
 
In the Old Country of My Heart
4.50
it was amazing
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Feb 20, 2009
 
The Map That Changed the World
3.81
liked it
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Oct 20, 2012
 
My Life in France
4.16
it was amazing
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Jul 26, 2010
 
Starting Out In the Afternoon
3.53
liked it
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Apr 03, 2013
 
Poppy Shakespeare
3.31
liked it
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Apr 09, 2009
 
The Big Why: A Novel
3.74
it was amazing
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Feb 05, 2016
 
Architects Are Here
3.33
it was amazing
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Feb 05, 2016
 
The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
3.48
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Feb 15, 2014
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
3.60
really liked it
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Jul 04, 2013
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