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cal shepard voted for The Bone Clocks as Best Fiction in the Opening Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
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Wow! Not sure I liked this exactly (almost put it down several times) but it sure blew me away! Gritty and very inventive storytelling about North Korea. Amazing writing, difficult to read but I feel rewarded for sticking with it. Just WOW!
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Wow! I loved this! A hard read but very dense, multi-layered and rewarding. If I was stranded on a desert island with only 3 books - this would be one of them. Worth re-reading multiple times!
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The Dinner by Herman Koch
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Whoa! Talk about screwed up people! Two couples go out to dinner to discuss their sons misbehavior. Two totally different approaches to the problem become a morality play. This would be a great book-club book! I see why it got great reviews. Highly r ...more
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The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
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Excellent! This guy really knows how to write. I was totally immersed in this tale of two Australian sisters who are both nurses in WWI. Great characters, a great plot, and very evocative writing of wartime, nursing, and relationships. Recommended! I ...more
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The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talarigo
The Pearl Diver
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The story of a young Japanese girl who develops leprosy. At age 16 she is exiled to an island with others like her. Great writing and characters. Spare and affecting. Recommended!
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
" I LOVE this author! The way she writes, the vocabulary she uses, her characters, everything! Highly, highly recommended. Hell - I recommend everything ...more "
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
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I have been on a war nurse kick (I know, I know!) but this entry disappointed me. The characters didn't come to life and I found I really didn't care that much about what happened to them.
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