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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder

collowash, January 3, 2012

How does Patchett do it? At first I thought this book wasn't as layered or dense as "Bel Canto," but after I put it down, I couldn't stop thinking about it and all the issues it addressed. Whenever I read one of Patchett's novels, I am caught up in the spell of it for days afterward.
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Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
Look at Me

collowash, September 20, 2011

Reading this book post 9/11 and post proliferation of reality TV shows, it's hard not to consider Jennifer Egan somewhat of a prophet. Both sad and hopeful, "Look At Me" is a troubling window on our image-obsessed culture with one particular passage that will--when you realize when it was written--give you chills.
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