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The Leavers by Lisa Ko
The Leavers
by Lisa Ko (Goodreads Author)
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Lisa Ko ambitious, basically-brilliant debut novel uses the tangled, desperate, heartbreaking, heartwarming story of a Chinese "illegal" immigrant and her NYC-born-and-raised son to explore and illuminate all sorts of themes, including but not limite ...more
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Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
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The best way to enjoy Jessica Bruder's portrait of, basically, formally-middle-class older white people who, through loss of a job, or divorce, or a medical crises, or over-leveraging their home pre-2008, suddenly find themselves "houseless", and liv ...more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
by Naomi Alderman (Goodreads Author)
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What would happen if women, all women all over the world, suddenly acquired a superpower--say, the ability to send lighting bolts (basically) from their fingertips--that immediately gave them physical dominance over even the most alpha of males. The ...more
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
"This caught my eye on the library shelf and thankfully so. Some of my favorite fiction themes: NYC circa 1980, the SoHo art scene, interesting, vibrant characters (one has synesthesia, the ability to experience things with all the senses and the l..." Read more of this review »
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American Fire by Monica Hesse
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A fast-paced true crime tale set in rural Accomack County, Virginia, in 2012 and 2012, about a wild string of arson-induced fires (is that how you say that?), that night after night kept this sparsely-populated community seriously on edge and, in the ...more
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer
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For various reasons this is my fourth Andrew Sean Greer novel--I guess it's the promise of love and romance he brings--and it's my favorite since Max Tivoli. Less is the breezy, often amusing, occasionally poignant story of writer Arthur Less who, on ...more
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No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
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One of my intellectual heroes Naomi Klein distills and harnesses the ideas in her three great (and large) books--No Logo, Shock Doctrine, and This Changes Everything--into a lucid, inspirational, somewhat actionable, highly manageable (approximately ...more
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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
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I loved but couldn't really keep up with Jennifer Egan's last novel, Visit From the Goon Squad, mostly because my short-term memory is so bad that I missed most of the macro-connections between the interwoven stories. Thankfully, because my mental ab ...more
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
" I felt exactly the same about her last one. And was tempted by this because of the hype! So thanks! "
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
"This slightly-better-than-average book makes me wonder, once again, why some so-so novels get soooo much attention and other outstanding ones you are left to pluck off the library shelf at random. This wasn't bad, and it's well-written, but there..." Read more of this review »
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