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The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich
The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.)

alwaysreadingx2, January 1, 2013

What's the book that I keep recommending to friends again and again? What's the book that sends me off on a hunt to read everything the author has written? The Master Butchers Singing Club is it, and Louise Erdrich is the author. With characters that will stay with you long after you have finished reading, with scenes you remember vividly as if you saw them in a movie, this is the one book that you too will pass on to everyone. My neighbors thanked me, my friends thanked me, and I thank and admire Ms. Erdrich tremendously.
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So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
So Much for That

alwaysreadingx2, January 1, 2011

So Much for That is a down to earth testament to the slippery slope of our health care system. In our effort to stay alive at all costs, how far would you go? Expect to stay up all night to read this book, it is impossible to put down. Then, expect to contemplate what you have read for weeks to come.
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Shadow Tag (Large Print) by Louise Erdrich
Shadow Tag (Large Print)

alwaysreadingx2, April 14, 2010

This is the first book of Louise Erdrich that I have read, but it will not be the last. A story of obsessive love and obsessive need. A moving tale of a family struggle with issues that many face today. How the wife handles these issues may not be usual standard, but then again, maybe they are. I give nothing away by saying that I may go out and buy a red, and a blue diary for myself and see what transpires.
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Ask the Dust (P.S.) by John Fante
Ask the Dust (P.S.)

alwaysreadingx2, January 6, 2010

This is the book that sent me on a mad scramble to read everything that John Fante wrote. Is it the best book I read in ten years? You bet. It should be required reading for all high school students. Don't let this writer slip thru the cracks. He deserves to be remembered for the great talent that he was.
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Tinkers by Paul Harding
Tinkers

alwaysreadingx2, January 29, 2009

Maybe once or twice a year I will run across a book that strikes my eye at the local library, one I have heard nothing about, maybe the cover catches my eye, or the small size of the book is inviting, regardless, two days ago when I picked up this gem of a book little did I know what a treasure I held in my hand. I am an avid reader, and I catalog and rate everything I read on a scale of 0 to 5. This book is a five plus. Nestle in, grab a blanket and a cup of tea if you are in the throes of winter as I am, the house should be quiet, and prepare to be amazed at what you see before you. I was so glad to see after I finished it that Paul Harding is a young man. Mr. Harding, take your time, write, and write somemore. I wish I were younger so I could read all you will write. You will have a following of many happy readers. Buy two copies, as one you will keep, and the other pass on to your best friend. I say nothing here about what this book is about; that is for you, reader, to discover.
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