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Night Train to Lisbon
Night Train to Lisbon
by Pascal Mercier
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The story of a dependable, rather boring classic-languages professor at a Swiss lycée. Mundus, as he is called, seems to thrive on predictability. One rainy morning on his way to the school he encounters a woman possibly considering suicide. He... (read more)

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
by Michael Chabon
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This book's premise is FDR's suggestion, back when Israel was being created, that the Jewish Diaspora settle in Alaska. Chabon makes that scenario a reality, except that when the book begins, the Sitka District is set to revert to Alaskan control. Meyer... (read more)

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Suttree
Suttree
by Cormac Mccarthy
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I read Suttree twenty years ago and was floored by the writing and the story. It is a poignant tale of a man choosing to live his life as he wants, turning his back on his family and their considerable wealth. Jerome Charyn wrote a review of the book in... (read more)

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The Road
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
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Being one of the few who didn't care for No Country for Old Men, I couldn't wait to read The Road. It is a spare, fierce novel, more a return to the writing in Outer Dark. It drew me in immediately; I didn't want to put it down, and kept reading until I... (read more)

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The Emigrants
The Emigrants
by W. G. Sebald
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This unique book is a visionary rendering of documentary-quality clarity and fictional skill. The Emigrants is strangely haunting, and bewitchingly beautiful. As you turn the pages you'll find yourself losing any sense of what is real and what is... (read more)

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The Orchard Keeper
The Orchard Keeper
by Cormac McCarthy
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Set in rural Tennessee between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is an apocolyptic tale of an orphan, a bootlegger, and various other roustabouts trying to make their way in an unseemly world. To readers of the Border Trilogy: this bleak, violent... (read more)

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Sacred Games: A Novel
Sacred Games: A Novel
by Vikram Chandra
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"Sacred Games is a brilliant crime epic, which impressively balances a literary detective and gangster story with a cinematically violent tale of contemporary Bombay. One of Chandra's most remarkable achievements amidst this novel of marvels is his... (read more)

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (P.S.)
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (P.S.)
by Vendela Vida
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Let me say first that I read this book because of the title. Much like buying a book for its cover, I was drawn in by the possibility that this poetic directive would yield a satisfying story. I was not disappointed; there's a lot to appreciate here... (read more)

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The Lay of the Land (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Lay of the Land (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Richard Ford
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Richard Ford's anti-hero Frank Bascombe has returned, middle-aged, possibly wiser, more cynical, and heading into a Thanksgiving season without his wife, but with other family members that he might not want to see. Ford is a great writer; in The Lay of... (read more)

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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
by Denis Johnson
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The best thing about Denis Johnson's writing is that he never seems to take the easy way out. Some of these nonfiction pieces in this collection are searing and brutal, a few are soul searching, and a couple just plain funny. They made me think about... (read more)

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
by Vendela Vida
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Let me say first that I read this book because of the title. Much like buying a book for its cover, I was drawn in by the possibility that this poetic directive would yield a satisfying story. I was not disappointed; there's a lot to appreciate here... (read more)

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The Lay of the Land: A Novel
The Lay of the Land: A Novel
by Richard Ford
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Richard Ford's anti-hero Frank Bascombe has returned, middle-aged, possibly wiser, more cynical, and heading into a Thanksgiving season without his wife, but with other family members that he might not want to see. Ford is a great writer; in The Lay of... (read more)

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A Spot of Bother: A Novel
A Spot of Bother: A Novel
by Mark Haddon
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A second novel as good as the first. The follow-up to A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is hilarious, dark, and entirely human. A Spot of Bother is the story of the highly dysfunctional Hall family: George, recently retired and going a bit... (read more)

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The Music of Chance
The Music of Chance
by Paul Auster
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The Music of Chance is a well-crafted story about taking risks — and what can happen if you lose. A driver picks up a hitchhiker and convinces him to go play some poker against two rich eccentrics in Pennsylvania. Things don't go well for the... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
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This is a book that still resonates more than 45 years after being published. After reading it again and again, I am still moved by the power and humanity of the story. Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer, is one of those quiet heroes who fights for the... (read more)

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The Center of Winter
The Center of Winter
by Marya Hornbacher
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"I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to finish The Center of Winter, the moving story of a family dealing with a tragic suicide."... (read more)

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The Turning: New Stories
The Turning: New Stories
by Tim Winton
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Seventeen searing stories with characters that come and go throughout the collection. To me, Winton is at his best in his shorter novels and stories. The Turning is no exception. If you are looking for nice, warm, endearing fiction, this is not a book... (read more)

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Lullabies for Little Criminals (P.S.)
Lullabies for Little Criminals (P.S.)
by Heather Oneill
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Baby (her given name) is thirteen with no mother and a heroin-addicted father — not a feel-good kind of storyline. Lullabies for Little Criminals is a humorous and nerve-racking story. I disliked every character in the novel at some point, but O... (read more)

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A Friend of the Earth
A Friend of the Earth
by T. C. Boyle
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The year is 2025 and the earth has pretty much gone to shit. Boyle is humorous enough to make an unseemly world funny, though not bearable. Global warming is a given, the biosphere has collapsed, and most animals are extinct. Told by a once passionate... (read more)

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Exquisite (06 Edition)
Exquisite (06 Edition)
by Laird Hunt
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One review of Hunt's previous novel, Indiana, Indiana, claimed the book could stand some more risk-taking. In The Exquisite, Hunt seems to have taken that to heart. It is an unnerving and slightly spooky tale set in post-9/11 New York. Henry is the... (read more)

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