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She can’t understand the human race’s desire to perpetuate itself, to go on living at all costs.

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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
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Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich
"Way back in the early 90s, I remember my parents entertaining some young Russians, who were work colleagues of my maths professor father. I remember being quite struck by how little respect they had for Mikhail Gorbachev, who was still being haile..." Read more of this review »
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The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
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Fun frothy chicklit. Very enjoyable summer read.
Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson
"Like some other reviewers, I’m not entirely sure of the point of telling this true story of these two strong, independent and unconventional women as fiction. They are engaging characters but, for me their story fell into four parts. Their early f..." Read more of this review »
Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
"I was a big fan of Girl in Translation so I jumped right on this new novel by Jean Kwok. The first half (maybe even 2/3) was interesting and held forth much promise. Then something terrible happened. All I can figure is that a cheesy soap opera wr..." Read more of this review »
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Slighter compared to the other Dunmores I've read, but extremely atmospheric. It had a strong emotional pull, even if the ghost story didn't quite make sense to me (do they ever?). She really has a way with creating memorable characters, and the post ...more
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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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“Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial.”
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