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Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Borne
by Jeff VanderMeer (Goodreads Author)
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When was the last time you had an opportunity to read about flying venomous bears?
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To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
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I have not been so fully interested in a historical novel as I was in this one in a very long time. It is full of adventure, danger, but also excellent description and language. I loved the Snow Child for its quiet, and its sense of place. It is clea ...more
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The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
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When I went to Book Expo this past spring, the folks that worked at Hogarth put this book in my hands and gushed that it was their favorite book in years. I didn't pick it up right away, but hoped I was in for a treat when I saw that it was dedicated ...more
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See What I Have Done by Sarah  Schmidt
See What I Have Done
by Sarah Schmidt (Goodreads Author)
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I knew the rhyme, knew the questions surrounding Lizzie's guilt, and the fact that her trial was the OJ Simpson trial of her generation. I did not know a lot of the details surrounding it though - the killing of her pigeons, the other people that wit ...more
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But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It ... by Chuck Klosterman
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I’d been meaning to read one of Chuck Klosterman's nonfiction collections for a while now, so when this new book came out, I thought I would finally give him a try. Having heard an interview with Klosterman on Marc Maron's podcast, I was anticipating ...more
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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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Since I am currently preparing for our new writing program, Valley Cottage Writes, I decided to pick up some books on writing. First, I tried The Sense of Style: the Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker, but I (almo ...more
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The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
The Queen of the Night
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I have always enjoyed Opera, but am often underwhelmed with historical fiction. Alexander Chee did an excellent job of creating the drama of an Opera (as the story has its share of love triangles, murders, secret identities and secret pasts) while cr ...more
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LaRose by Louise Erdrich
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I LOVED The Round House, and immediately followed it by Plague of Doves, confident that Louise Erdrich would be among my new favorite authors. In the Round House, I loved her writing, the efforts her characters made at exacting kid justice, the still ...more
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
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I love Ann Patchett. I enjoy both her fiction and her non-fiction, and believe that I would probably love her company too. Her characters are always well-drawn. I was delighted to find out that she had another book coming out.
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11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63
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I happened upon the Hulu show a few weeks ago, and after getting sucked into the first episode, I realized that I'd have to read this monster first. Who knew that my life would soon require LOTS of driving and a good distraction, and somehow, before ...more
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