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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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Great House by Nicole Krauss
Great House

Denise Barnett, December 9, 2010

What an incredible read! If you loved Ms Krauss's History of Love, you will love this book! The characters stay with you and the plot does not disappoint. I read this book straight through! The history of a desk and the parent-child relationship keep this novel moving but you will not want to go too fast and miss the beautiful prose. Nicole is an extraordinary talent!
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The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)

Denise Barnett, July 14, 2010

I can't believe I let this book sit on the shelf for so long. The story of a couple and their four daughters on a mission trip into the Congo is enthralling! You are able to read it through the eyes of each person as they see it happen. Beautifully written with characters that you will not forget. Heart-breaking, exciting, and lovely all at once while this family turns into individuals.
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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places

Denise Barnett, June 28, 2010

This is the kind of book you cannot read fast enough! The characters are so different and you cannot decide who is good, who is bad and who is really a killer. What a great thriller!
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The Slate Diaries by The Slate
The Slate Diaries

Denise Barnett, May 7, 2010

I first bought this book because I will read anything Dave Eggers has to say &/or write. I did not realize this included diary entries kept by not only a myriad of famous people (Mavis Gallant, Amy Bloom, David Sedaris, Bill Gates, Muriel Sparks just to name a few) but also entries by nurses, journalists, and camp counselors at the request of Slate Magazine, the first literary journal to do so. It is incredibly interesting and insightful as each entry differs by the author's definition of "a day in the life of." Actually, I found the little details (Malcolm Gladwell is a Buffalo Bills fan, who knew?) the most enjoyable! Great book, I read the whole thing in one night!
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Denise Barnett, May 3, 2010

What an incredible book, once I started it, I read it straight through. To think that Dave Eggers started where he did and has come as far as he has boggles my mind. Funny, sweet, sad and thoroughly fascinating!!
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