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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
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Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel, The Leftovers, is widely seen as a commentary on religious fanaticism. Perrotta conjures up a Rapture-like event, which results in the simultaneous disappearance of millions of people. Its randomness leaves religious fanati ...more
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
"I wasn't disappointed AT ALL!!!!!

After enjoying. "Commonwealth", by Ann Patchett recently, I wanted another contemporary type novel involving community- social graces/human dealings. This fit the bill: families falling apart....relationships....st..." Read more of this review »
Chris Blake and 10 other people liked Bill's review of Mother Land:
Mother Land by Paul Theroux
"Gave up after 90 pages. What a horrible bunch of characters. And they are apparently based on Theroux's own family."
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
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Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel, The Leftovers, is widely seen as a commentary on religious fanaticism. Perrotta conjures up a Rapture-like event, which results in the simultaneous disappearance of millions of people. Its randomness leaves religious fanati ...more
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Testimony by Scott Turow
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The gruesome brutality of the Bosnian war of the 1990s is the backdrop for Scott Turow's legal thriller, Testimony. The question of accountability and justice for the atrocities of the war is central to the story.

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