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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
"5 Stars! I loved this novel with a compelling plot, characterizations, and descriptive prose."The Giver of Stars" is a fictionalized story based upon the "Pack Horse" librarians, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) New Deal project to restore li..." Read more of this review »
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
" Excellent review, Susan! Eleanor R was such a force. "
À la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust
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The Rape of Eve by Colin A. Ross
" Money, money, money. Demoralizing. "
Am I Alone Here? by Peter Orner
"I had originally tried to read this book about a year ago. As sometimes happens, once I was into it I decided I wasn't in the mood for it. Maybe Orner's tone didn't fit with whatever else I was reading at the time. Or maybe I simply wanted a weigh..." Read more of this review »
The Rape of Eve by Colin A. Ross
"This book is horribly written.

Based on the letters the author Dr. Ross reproduces that were written by Dr. Corbett H. Thigpen, the psychiatrist of “Eve”—Chris Costner Sizemore—I have no doubt much of what Ross says about the way Chris was manipul..." Read more of this review »
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Chances Are... by Richard Russo
" I like this review! Maybe I’ll try this author one of these days. "
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
" I loved the other one so much I hesitate to try this lest I’m disappointed. I’ll rethink that. Thank you! "
The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton
"Hugo Hamilton speaks to the reader in the voice of his childhood self as he tries to understand his family's background, the world around him and to take pride in Ireland, his own country. Hugo's father is loyally Irish to the point that he wants..." Read more of this review »
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Alice Munro
“In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.”
Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

Barbara Pym
“Of course it's alright for librarians to smell of drink.”
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T.S. Eliot
“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
T.S. Eliot

W. Somerset Maugham
“Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

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