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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides

christijensen, October 19, 2006

This is Eugenides rookie novel. Not necessarily the best-written book of all time, but the imagery is worth the time spent. Anyone who was a kid in the 70's-80's will absolutely be transported. Beautiful.
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex

christijensen, October 19, 2006

Adult-themed, but definitely a Pulitzer story. Will not even lend out my copy because I'm afraid of losing it. Bought this as an off-hand summer read and was mesmerized. Do yourself a favor.
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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses

christijensen, October 19, 2006

Don't be put off this book by the not-so-great movie. This was a wonderful book. The journey that the main character and his friend take is worth every page, alone. The book actually contavins two stories, thejourney and what happens at the other end. This is a lifetime favorite.
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The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Known World

christijensen, October 19, 2006

I can't tell you how incredibly real this book is. It is as if all of these exact events actually took place. This follows the characters over so many years that you are really seeing their entire life and choices played out. Deserved the Pulitzer. Much loved and appreciated - Thank you Mr. Jones.
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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

christijensen, October 19, 2006

Great resource for teachers and child care workers. It's not overly sappy and doesn't try to drive home a message, but these children will stay with you and most likely influence how you see other people and children in your community - especially if you are an urbanite. Highly recommend.
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