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Thoughts on A Tale for The Time Being

I picked up A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki based on recommendations of a few bookish friends with whom I generally share reading tastes, but honestly I wasn’t sure about how I’d like it.  I’m don’t know why … Continue reading

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Last Train to Paris

Reading books like Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim confirm my theory that I may have been born in the wrong decade. This novel combines two of my favorite subjects, Paris (loosely, though part of the novel is also … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Even if you prefer e-readers to print, if you are a reader/book lover there is something magical about walking into a bookstore.  Nine times out of ten you (read: me) will go in without anything specific in mind, yet you (me) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Sun and Other Stars

I have a quote posted on the bulletin board in my home office:  “Don’t cry because it’s over:  Smile because it happened”.  And thinking about my reaction upon finishing The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka I understand what that phrase … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – The Uninvited Guests

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review  In 1912 at a run-down English estate, the “man of the house”, Edward Swift, departs for Manchester to make a last-ditch effort … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – An Uncommon Education

An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from publisher for review   An Uncommon Education starts out well enough – we meet Naomi Feinstein, a young girl with fragile parents – mother, emotionally; father … Continue reading

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The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg Published:  2012 by Grand Central Publishing Source:  Borrowed from the Library   The Middlesteins is a novel about a dysfunctional family, centered on the matriarch, Edie, who is essentially eating herself to death.  This has … Continue reading

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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks Published:  2012 by St. Martin’s Press Source:  Purchased   What did I do on Saturday night?  I read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.  Now it’s not unusual for me to spend an … Continue reading

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Book Club — American Boy

American Boy by Larry Watson Published:  2012 by Milkweed Editions Source:  Purchased American Boy is a novel set in the early 1960s in rural Minnesota.  On Thanksgiving Day, the town doctor is forced to interrupt his meal to treat Louisa … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: The World We Found

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar Published:  2012 by Harper Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Wishlist Challenge   This novel is about friendship and the lengths one would go to help friends in need.   As young university students, Armaiti, … Continue reading

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