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Bend Sinister
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Sodom and Gomorrah
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Notable American Women by Ben Marcus
Notable American Women
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it seemed like a good idea, but never got beyond seeming. i wasn't drawn in to the story enough to finish it.
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Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust
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no, i actually started reading this this summer (2010). so far, so very delicious.
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The Complete Stories of Truman Capote by Truman Capote
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like truman...
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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel
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because this is a library book, and because these stories should be read singly and with time to reflect, like poems, i don't know if i will finish anytime soon.

i did recently use "in the cemetery where al jolson is buried" in an engligh class (as o
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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold
recommended for: teenagers, who recommended it to me in the first place
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i read this novel because one of my students recommended it to me; i think she is a smart young woman; i wanted to understand what appealed to her (and the students who agreed this was an excellent book.)

this reading exercise revealed that, and i kne
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My Christina and Other Stories by Mercè Rodoreda
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I savored these stories slowly. Very satisfying. Her stories are more fanciful than her novels (although the novels do contain some of the same poetic language, they lack the fairy-tale quality of "The Salamander" and "My Cristina.") Having read her ...more
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
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it was still unsettling; this book is not easily resolvable. the brevity and clarity of the language (in translation, sorry) is perfect to highlight the difficulty of deciding who is culpable and what is wrong.

do i teach it to 18 and 19 year-olds? my
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Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
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i tried this once before and didn't get far.....
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