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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (A Flavia de Luce Mystery) by Alan Bradley
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (A Flavia de Luce Mystery)

The Book Fairy, January 5, 2011

Delightfully witty! Definitely my favorite of the year. Does not need describing; just buy it, read it, and share it.
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road

The Book Fairy, January 3, 2010

Harrowing, but well worth the pain. One of few modern books I believe will be thought of as great literature in years to come. One might fairly call this book "life changing."
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The Bone People by Keri Hulme
The Bone People

The Book Fairy, January 3, 2010

Amazing story. Loved the characters, with all their flaws. Adored the beautiful use of language--multiple languages, used poetically, humorously, sometimes excruciatingly. Even loved the politically incorrect but truly happy ending.
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Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects: A Novel

The Book Fairy, December 4, 2007

Interesting premise, juvenile execution. Grammatical and word choice errors annoying. Important characters (e.g. ghostly stepfather, wicked granny) never developed. Unrealistic crime, unrealistic investigation, unrealistic aftermath. Does not even attempt to describe the trial. Switcheroo of an ending. Excessive talk about violence, drugs, sex, and alcohol does not make this into a grown-up story.
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Slugs by David Greenberg and Victoria Chess
Slugs

The Book Fairy, March 31, 2007

No, it isn't great literature. But my children LOVE this book. They enjoy the crazy things done to the slugs--and shudder at the slugs' revenge.
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