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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Woman Upstairs

JLB9698, May 24, 2013

What a riveting read! I haven't felt so strongly about a book in years. Messud is excellent, not only in her literary skills, but in her ability to pin down the idiosyncrasies in all of us and force us examine them under bright light. This psychological novel has had a profound effect on me.... I am now left to wonder about the reality of day to day living and underlying motives of both my friends and myself.
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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach

JLB9698, January 1, 2012

On Chesil Beach is a story of newlyweds whose miscommunication during their honeymoon end up destroying their chance for a life together. McEwan, with his amazing style and prose, shows us that our journey in life can be as fragile as a few words.
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Solar by Ian McEwan

JLB9698, June 13, 2010

Solar..another one of Ian McEwan's gifts to us! A book for all the intellectual snobs who can appreciate the comic irony of the distasteful and self centered, 53 year old physicist Michael Beard, whose ambition is to save the world from a portending global warming disaster. The book is masterful in the usual McEwan fashion. Besides all of this.... where else can you find the words "conflation" and "sinecure" used in the same sentence?
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things

JLB9698, January 31, 2010

This book amply demonstrates that we are all basically simple human beings who just want to be loved and respected. It is the saddest book I have read....so much unfairness of things. I was profoundly affected.
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Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
Strength in What Remains

JLB9698, October 15, 2009

Are there really people in the world like Deo? Like Sharon and like Charlie and Nancy Wolf? Kidder doesn't just make us believe, he SHOWS us the potential of the human spirit and the power one person has to make a difference.

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