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The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan
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So I’ll start with what I didn’t like. This book needed a good final copy edit. Lots of issues. Grammar. Spelling conventions. Inconsistencies.
And I didn’t like ‘Death’ as a (third) character. ‘Death’ did not add to my reading experience. I understoo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward (Goodreads Author)
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Another must read book. A dark and brooding look at the weight of history, and the reality of life in the contemporary southern US. The narrative was a little heavy handed at times, and there was something off-putting about the ghosts - but I struggl ...more
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The Bad Mother by Marguerite Andersen
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Read this book, if for nothing other than the style... I thoroughly enjoyed the 'poetic' prose. It kept things moving along at a brisk pace, and distilled the story down to the bare bones, providing the reader with lots of scope to consider the impac ...more
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Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear
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A little gem of a book. So deeply personal, yet simultaneously universal.
The book resonates deeply with me... having a father who has been struggling with, and continues to struggle with, serious medical issues; to the familiar haunts (having grown u
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The Water Beetles by Michael Kaan
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Devastating. Illuminating. Must read.
This is an horrific novel… but oh so necessary. The author lays bare the vivid reality of the fact of a war… the horror of a war.
Some of the scenes are painted so vividly - evidencing such brutality - as to have
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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
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What a great read. Another thoughtful and thought provoking take from Meg Wolitzer.
A brilliant book club book. I certainly enjoyed it well enough on my own, but the conversation that it sparked at our book club... nothing short of fantabulous!!
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Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
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Devastating. Illuminating. Horrific. Terrifying. Must read.
The prose is magical. By the end of the first ‘chapter’ it is almost impossible to put the book down… yet one must in order to contemplate - meditate - upon what one has just read.
The brutali
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Blood Orange by Troy Blacklaws
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An interesting, and probably important, addition to a literature exploring the reality of growing up under apartheid.
Notwithstanding the author's proviso at the outset that it is a 'novel blending memoir and fiction' to call this a novel is disingenu
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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Love and Ruin
by Paula McLain (Goodreads Author)
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Fabulous. What a brilliant read about two fascinating and charismatic people... both larger than life. A wonderfully thoughtful exposition based on - as always - solid research.
Now to find and read some of Gellhorn's writings about the war... and may
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The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes
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Devastating. Illuminating. Must read.
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