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The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
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Almost ten years ago a friend was in a women's book club. "Women's" in the sense that everyone in the club was a woman and they only read books written by women. I very much wanted to join this book club, but apparently there weren't any open spots for new members, which makes sense because it's hard to have a conversation of any import if there are too many people in the group. Still, I felt rejected. That didn't dissuade me, though. Like a pitiful junior high-schooler trying to find a spot at the cool kids' lunch table, I set out to read along with the club so I'd be ready when they had a spot for me.

And that's how this novel ended up on my TBR. And this week I finally read it.

It's quirky and not what I expected from the description. Parkhurst's depiction of depression felt spot-on. The story took a couple of weird turns (I wonder if Parkhurst keeps a dream journal herself and if it influences her plot choices?), but I found it an enjoyable read, even if it didn't get me in with the in crowd.

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Reading Progress

October 26, 2008 – Shelved
September 30, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
September 30, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read-added-2008
February 28, 2018 – Started Reading
March 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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