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Interviews | April 8, 2014

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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

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Catherine L Mommsen has commented on (5) products.

The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons
The Crook Factory

Catherine L Mommsen, September 20, 2012

As is most of Dan Simmons work, this story is insightful, impeccably researched, entertaining, intelligent and intriguing.
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Catherine L Mommsen, September 20, 2012

Post-apocalyptic zombies. I know, I know. Sounds pretty far out there, right? Well, it is. However, the well written and engaging story is pinned upon current-day social and political realities. A story of short-sighted isolationism and survival. I loved this book enough to buy it.
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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl

Catherine L Mommsen, March 23, 2012

This book has all the qualities to make my five-star list: Great writing, complex plot and storyline, excellent character development, and relevancy. The windup girl is a heartbreakingly enchanting not-quite-human construct with a potential, but not predisposition, for inflicting bodily harm. Set in a believable and mesmerizing world filled with exceptional characters and beasts, the book seems truly prescient. I loved the book, and Iā€™m very hard to please or impress.
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The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
The War of the End of the World

Catherine L Mommsen, March 14, 2012

From Quixotic beginning to heartrending end, this epic tale is filled with humor, delight, dismay, insight, and unforgettable strong characters. Based on the historical circumstances surrounding Anthony the Counselor who established Canudos near Belo Monte, Brazil in the 19th century, a mecca for the wretched and the damned. Lovingly told with compassion and understanding, a story you will not want to end.
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The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
The War of the End of the World

Catherine L Mommsen, January 23, 2011

From Quixotic beginning to heartrending end, this epic tale is filled with humor, delight, dismay, insight, and unforgettable strong characters. Based on the historical circumstances surrounding Anthony the Counselor who established Canudos near Belo Monte, Brazil in the 19th century, a mecca for the wretched and the damned. Lovingly told with compassion and understanding, a story you will not want to end.
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