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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore
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Feb 18, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: best-loved

The most moving female coming-of-age novel I've read. It is going straight onto my re-reading list. The strength of this book, I had thought in the course of reading it, was in its super-oxygenated prose, wholly fresh and often exhilarating. It wasn't until I got to its final pages I realized that all these carefully hooked sentences had served to get ever and ever closer to the packed away of emotions in the adult heart, unpicking at the layers of packaging. I had some vague sense it was happening throughout, but wasn't expecting it to get as close as it got. At the end, I closed the book, turned off my light and wept into my cat until I fell asleep.
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Reading Progress

February 18, 2013 – Started Reading
February 18, 2013 – Shelved
March 8, 2013 – Finished Reading
September 11, 2013 – Shelved as: best-loved

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Sami The most moving female coming-of-age novel I've read. It is going straight onto my re-reading list. The strength of this book, I thought, was in its super-oxygenated prose, wholly fresh and often exhilarating. It wasn't until I got to its final pages I realized that all these carefully hooked sentences had served to get ever and ever closer to the packed away of emotions in the adult heart, unpicking at the layers of packaging. I had some vague sense it was happening throughout, but wasn't expecting it to get as close as it got. At the end, I closed the book, turned off my light and wept into my cat until I fell asleep.


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