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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven

PCAnderson, November 10, 2014

Once in a while I find a book that I don't want to end. Station Eleven is one of those books. The descriptions are evocative, the people could exist, the situations in which the characters find themselves are realistic. It chills and thrills, but it's not horror. I love how the pre- and post- stories intertwine and the gradual reveal of the backstory, while the Traveling Symphony marches along in the present. I predict Station Eleven will be a literary fiction lover's bestseller.
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Confessions by Kanae Minato

PCAnderson, October 25, 2014

Mind-bending mystery dives right in. Who is speaking? Are they telling the truth? Who knows what? This story of students, teachers, and parents delves into deep & dark relationships. Stimulating and well- written, it gives outsiders a glimpse into Japanese culture.
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The Light of Amsterdam by David Park
The Light of Amsterdam

PCAnderson, August 5, 2012

This book is about ordinary people searching for connection. The three protagonists, who are father with his teenage son, a single mother whose daughter about to marry, and the wife of an autumnal couple celebrating her birthday with her husband, all struggle to revive ties with their loved ones, and come to regard them in new ways. Park’s sometimes heartbreaking insights ring like bells, true and clear, articulating doubts and fears, and realizations about themselves. The setting, the lovely city of Amsterdam, affects each of them in its enigmatic ways. Each of the three returns home to Belfast with a new perspective on their lives and their futures.
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The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
The Tiger's Wife

PCAnderson, February 3, 2012

I don't understand all the buzz about this book. It is unique, yes. The writing is lyrical and evocative. Yet I found the contemporary story tedious and could not fathom the motivations of the main characters. The historical stories were somewhat more engaging but not enough that I didn't have to force myself to finish this book so that I could honestly tell my book group that yes, I finished it.
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We the Animals by Justin Torres
We the Animals

PCAnderson, September 19, 2011

Three ferocious brothers scrap their way towards adulthood, intensely cohesive within the family but with allegiance to no one and nothing outside of it. Moments of pure grace enlighten this inimitable story, told sparingly yet elegantly.
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