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Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

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Faith (P.S.) by Jennifer Haigh
Faith (P.S.)

Denise Barnett, March 27, 2014

This is the story of a family and their reaction to allegations that their brother, the Catholic priest, has molested a small boy. It is not about the situation so much as it is about each character and his or her place in the family. It is so well written and the story is so intense that it is like a punch in the gut! I love, love, love this story and its' family!
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The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Denise Barnett, August 20, 2013

A depressed Greta Wells turns to electroshock therapy as treatment. With each encounter, Greta travels to three different periods of time in which she is surrounded by the same people she knows but in each world they have different personalities. As she travels and learns of each life, she must eventually decide where to land. This story is beautiful and haunting, even heart-wrenching. I could not put it down, I HAD to find out how Greta determines her ultimate fate. A must-read for 2012!!
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Fault Lines by Nancy Huston
Fault Lines

Denise Barnett, May 7, 2012

This is a heartbreaking yet beautiful tale told from each child of a generation going backwards - ending with the great grandmother from the beginning as a child. It really opens up each person to a new perspective because you first meet them as an adult then you go back to see the child they were and why they became the way they did. Such an intriguing way to approach this story of this interesting family and the stories they tell.
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Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh
Faith: A Novel

Denise Barnett, January 1, 2012

The characters and story this novel tells stay with me still. I love, love, love this haunting tale - so much more than a story about a priest and his alleged transgressions. It is about a family, the people they love, and their different reactions to crisis. What an excellent book!!!
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The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics) by John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics)

Denise Barnett, September 28, 2011

I have never loved a book the way I love The Grapes of Wrath. When I read it, I feel the anger, the angst, the powerlessness and, most importantly, the pride that created the Joad family. John Steinbeck combines the story of the actual journey, loves and loses with his heart-wrenching opinion of the horrible conditions that people of the Dust Bowl era suffered. Though it is one of the most widely read classics of our time, I still feel like it is MY book; it has become that much a part of me. The feelings in the story are palpable. Even if you do not read the whole book, read chapter 25. I feel it is some of the best prose ever put to paper.
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