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The Forbidden Dreams of Betsy Elliott by Carolyn R. Parsons
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The Innocents by Michael Crummey
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Michael Crummey's use of language is lyrical. This is a strange story that lingers, much in the style of Sweetland, these tiny universes fascinate the author. He catches detail exquisitely and uses the Newfoundland Dictionary of English expertly. We ...more
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Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page
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I loved this book, would never have found it only for the recommendation of a friend. Page has an eye for tiny details and drew much of her story from the letters written by her father to her mother in WW2 (with the permission of her sisters).

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Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page
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I loved this book, would never have found it only for the recommendation of a friend. Page has an eye for tiny details and drew much of her story from the letters written by her father to her mother in WW2 (with the permission of her sisters).

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
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We tend to focus on the RC abuse of white boys in institutions and for one, I have never read anything about the incarceration of black boys for the simplest of incidences like being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shootings, yes, but not these ...more
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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
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I am very puzzled by this book. It was recommended as a kind of feminist treatise on female sexuality and believe me, in my opinion, it is very far from that.

As I read, and honestly wanting to toss it a few times, I had the terrible suspicion it was
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Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
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I just loved the main character, Mary North. She is intelligent and funny.

The beautiful writing also helps - almost lyrical at times and really brings home the devastation of the war on those living in the UK, along with the children - those
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