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Here Comes the Sun
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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley (Goodreads Author)
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a story with a mystery which pulls the reader along with it, to discover why a small airplane with a family and some friends/neighbors aboard, crashes. the adult who survives, is heroic in saving a child, and wants to understand why this awful event ...more
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The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
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different style of writing from 'return of the native' and others. much more compact, faster-moving, yet with insights of characters with which we are familiar. the story itself is compelling...and the detailed descriptions of the town of casterbridg ...more
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In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
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i missed this one of his and think it's one of his best. a compelling mystery combined with personal studies of his characters' current lives. well-written...
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding
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unexpectedly i loved this book. as a very early british novel (1749 ) it is rather different than the novels written today. a mix of forbidden love story, philosophical treatise on human nature and a fast-paced adventure with amazing characters it i ...more
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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff (Goodreads Author)
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a complex marriage and love relationship which the novel puts into two sections to allow readers to understand or perhaps appreciate the events from the two primary characters' different points of view. it is not always easy to identity with either o ...more
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The Trespasser by Tana French
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a wonderfully compelling novel with fascinating, well-drawn characters in the detective squad, among whose interactions are created smaller mysteries as well. the primary detective must get through her own fears, desires, and life to resolve this.. h ...more
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Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino
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this is a mystery which takes the detective who was originally involved, over 20 years to solve. during that time, and over the length of the book as well, we meet and come to know many different characters whose interactions and lives offer readers ...more
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A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino
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a mystery revolving around environmental issues and a physicist solved the mystery
On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
"What an amazing story of ambition, love, family honor and tenacity - over many generations. See has done a remarkable job of writing rich stories but with distance that belies her family ties. Personally, I was struck many times as I read this boo..." Read more of this review »
On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
"Anyone who does so much research for a book and tells good stories deserves five stars.

This is a remarkable historic and biographical book that not only covers Lisa See’s own family history, but also the Chinese in America. Gold Mountain is the Ch..." Read more of this review »
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“truth is rarely the truth and the things you thought weren’t true often turn out not to be false.”
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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
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“Oh, it's simple pragmatism, Dad. It's called the real world. If we refused to do business with the morally questionable, the deal volume would drop in half and the good guys like us would end up poor. Then where would we all be?" said Roger. "On a nice dry spit of land know as the moral high ground?" suggested the Major.”
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