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Sophia Johnson has commented on (3) products.

Room by Emma Donoghue
Room

Sophia Johnson, January 19, 2012

Wonderful, strange, compelling.
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Sophia Johnson, October 4, 2011

The narrator of this book is just cynical enough to be believable; as she recounts her childhood, we recount it with her. The magic is woven in here so simply that it never feels unbelievable, and the narrative moves along beautifully, leave its reader moved. There's a strange and wonderful sadness to this book that is capped nicely with a strangely happy ending.
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The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
The Tiger's Wife

Sophia Johnson, October 4, 2011

Beautiful, dark, intense, magical. The only trouble with this book was that I couldn't read it at night because that is how sad it is; that is how tersely she deals with the morose and the tragic. But that is how some of us deal with our loss, and we may have to sort through the collective mysteries of our pasts to come to find some peace. A fresh voice; I look forward to reading more of Obreht's work in the future.
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