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Three Junes by Julia Glass
Three Junes
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Exquisite. I picked this up at random while visiting a friend two weeks back. Despite my chronic serious shortage of reading time, and a backlog of scripts, I was totally drawn in to Julia Glass' wonderfully layered story. In three interrelated secti ...more
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The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
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The NY Times was fairly dismissive of Alan Hollinghurts's new novel, but I disagree. I have read all of Hollinghurst's previous novels, and this is another of his sweeping looks at cultured gay life in English society. They're not for all readers - s ...more
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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Dark, dystopian, a masterful tale of the world's self-destruction and desperate effort to rebuild. The innocuous opening takes place in a Toronto theatre, where film star Arthur Leander collapses during a performance of KING LEAR. Within weeks, less ...more
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Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
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I am a big fan of Adam Haslett. His most recent book is the thrilling IMAGINE ME GONE. This novel, his first, shows the promise of his considerable talent. It's a ripping yarn, albeit uneven in parts. We know Adam slightly, as in friends of friends. ...more
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Enigma Variations by André Aciman
Enigma Variations
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One can hardly expect any next novel to match Aciman's superb CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. (I am aching to see the film, due out in NYC this week.) ENIGMA VARIATIONS is thus inevitably a bit of a let-down, but a remarkable story of a man consumed by "what i ...more
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Harrowing, gripping, depressingly real. Anna Quindlen was one of my favorite columnists during her storied career at the New York Times. I think she's become a fine novelist, as well, if not quite the level of Jane Smiley or Ann Patchett. But this st ...more
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Fathers and Daughters by Terry Eicher
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A wonderfully disparate group of writers, with an equally wide-ranging view of the special, difficult connection between men and their daughters. The authors include famous names like F. Scott Fitzgerald and John O'Hara, Alice Adams and John Updike, ...more
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