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The Painter by Peter Heller
The Painter
by Peter Heller
recommended for: Adult readers
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Having committed to the discipline of reviewing whatever I read, I usually have a sense of what to say, at the very least, somewhere close to finishing the book. Though not in this case.

I tried, to a friend yesterday, but failed. About a painter who
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This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
This Is Where It Ends
by Marieke Nijkamp (Goodreads Author)
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In the aftermath of so many school shootings, I shouldn't have been surprised to find a novel with that sad event as the subject.

This is Where It Ends begins at an assembly in the high school auditorium in Opportunity, Alabama. However not all the OHS
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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This was a selection for our book club in January and I was one of the few members who didn't like it. Too frequently, it seemed that the author's word choices were to impress just for themselves, not for enhancing the story. I felt—and feel—embarras ...more
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More Than You Can Say by Paul Torday
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A novel of improbabilities as well as logical outcomes, Torday's book concerns a veteran from the wars in the Middle East who now attempts to reclaim his former life in the UK and finds himself in a surreal situation.

The idealistic John Gaunt who en
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Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations by Jeffrey Brown
Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations
by Jeffrey Brown (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Linden by: Judy
recommended for: Cat owners or appreciators and children
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Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations is a primarily a collection of nine-panel cartoon pages which offer daily events in the life of a house cat. This would be things like getting under the fresh sheet when you are flicking it into the air ...more
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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Linden by: My book club
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Quite a mixed bag. I certainly enjoyed the parts of the book that were about the culture of the three places Gilbert visited. Her writing is smart and funny, she has an enjoyable voice and is willing to take us along as she jumps off into an adventur
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Vampire High by Douglas Rees
Vampire High
by Douglas Rees
recommended to Linden by: The California Young Reader Medal Nominee list
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Due to his father's new job, Cody Elliot's family has moved to New Sodom, Massachusetts, from California. By way of protest to the move, Cody can't be bothered doing much of any work in his new high school. He achieves an F in science, math, social s
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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, #1)
by Eoin Colfer
recommended to Linden by: The novels by the same name by Colfer
recommended for: 4th Graders and up
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The Artemis Fowl novels been a durable favorite of fourth through sixth grade students who love adventure, mystery and a bit of James Bondian espionage.

In the first book, Artemis is firmly established as an anti-hero--he steals gold from the fairy f
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Alex and the Ironic Gentleman by Adrienne Kress
Alex and the Ironic Gentleman (Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, #1)
by Adrienne Kress (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Linden by: The idea of an ironic gentleman in a kid's book roped me in.
recommended for: 5th Grade and up
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This is a hard book to characterize for a couple of reasons. But, well, let me try.

The story has all the characteristics of a straight-forward adventure, set in the times of piracy and swordplay, about a girl (Alex) who attends a less-than inspiring
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The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan
The Daydreamer
by Ian McEwan
recommended to Linden by: Review in newspaper
recommended for: Middle school to adult
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Ever revisit an old book-friend and find the luster is gone? That is definitely not the case with McEwan's The Daydreamer. Yesterday, after a day which included the euthanasia of an elderly pet, I took the book home for the second time, in hopes of p ...more
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