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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood

Judith Squires, April 28, 2010

Thank you Margaret Atwood for following up on Oryx and Crake. Yet this great book is much more than a sequel because the introduction of Toby and God's Gardeners added a whole new dimension. A "work of genius" is no exaggeration to describe both Orxy and Crake and Year of the Flood.
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The Early Stories: 1953-1975 by John Updike
The Early Stories: 1953-1975

Judith Squires, April 28, 2010

I've returned to reading this great author after a few years absence and I realize what a loss we suffered in his recent death. These early stories are brilliant, delightful and every other superlative one could think of about an American literary giant. I am simply awe-struck by his ability to turn the everyday into such shining jewels. You are much missed, Mr. Updike.
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake

Judith Squires, April 28, 2010

Incredible book from an author who is a true genius, Oryx and Crake details a very possible near future when the Earth has suffered incredible degradation and the big Corporations are running everything. Not to give too much away, but one of the main characters,"Crake" is somehow despicable yet sympathetic at the same time. I also recently read Atwood's "Year of the Flood" which is a sequel, and it is another triumph for Atwood. I am amazed at her imagination, artistry and prophetic vision of what may lie in store for us once the Corporations gain total control.
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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger

Judith Squires, May 21, 2009

Hands down, this is the best novel I've read in the past few years. She has a real gift for creating a time and place and a real empathy for her characters. I won't give away too much of the plot, but let's just say it really stays with you. What a great page turner. I'd love to see a movie version.
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