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Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard
Riding the Rap

Teresa Borden, July 23, 2012

Re-reading, after many years, the Elmore Leonard books that feature (in a somewhat minor way) the character Raylan Givens, who is played with great panache by Timothy Olyphant in the television series "Justified," I find myself captivated once again by the incomparable writing, plotting and details. The television series clearly wouldn't exist without the vision of Mr. Leonard. The story he created in 'Riding the Rap' still packs a punch and keeps the reader entranced.
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Teresa Borden, July 4, 2012

I don't know why I let this book sit beside my bed and gather dust for so long before picking it up. A mis-guided 'ho-hum, another magic story' attitude, I suppose. But, let me tell you, once I finally started reading, I was blown away: this is so much more than any ordinary magic tale. More than a romance, better than an adventure tale, this story will keep you engaged, guessing and amazed all the way through.
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Teresa Borden, May 27, 2012

I couldn't stop reading this illustrated memoir that just totally captivated my soul. My bedside lamp glowed long into the night as I followed Alison's journey, trying to figure out where or how it would end. I couldn't stop thinking about her story, which translated into my dreams: I was following my father in a multi-roomed house, but he turned out to be her father. Go figure.
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The Summer without Men by Siri Hustvedt
The Summer without Men

Teresa Borden, January 23, 2012

This is not your usual older man who leaves longtime wife for a younger woman tale. This quirky, engaging story has many facets, not the least of which is the older woman met during the summer hiatus who weaves hidden subversive messages into her embroidery. A tale of transformation and redemption. Highly recommended.
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Bad Marie (P.S.) by Marcy Dermansky
Bad Marie (P.S.)

Teresa Borden, January 12, 2012

Yes, she's bad, even very bad at times. But, it's hard to not root for Marie and her desire to take care of the child. Even at the end, I still want Marie to be okay (and the child also, of course.)
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