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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behavior

Jennifer Boyer, January 30, 2013

A truly lovely novel about family, dreams, faith, rural life, butterflies and a changing climate. The book tackles hard subjects without being overtly political, showing the reality of what we are facing as a world through the eyes of a struggling family. Kingsolver does a phenomenal job of creating characters that are related, likeable and still thoroughly unique. This was the best book I read in 2012!
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
A Hologram for the King

Jennifer Boyer, August 31, 2012

I get excited anytime a new Dave Eggers book is published, and once again my anticipation proved worthwhile. I normally do not read book reviews (or movie reviews) prior to my own perusal, but Pico Iyer's (another fantastic writer) review in the Times' Books Review had me antsy to get my hands on a copy. When my own book came in the mail (as I live in far eastern Oregon, so all Powell's business happens online...sigh...), I was positively giddy with excitement. This is a quick read, with broad plot lines about reflection and economy. What always impresses me about Eggers' writing is the ability to be witty, referent and human simultaneously. After reading his books based on real people (Zeitoun and What is the What), I felt that Alan was less a character then another real person--as if this was a sort of narrative non-fictional tale. If you've enjoyed other books by Eggers, you will enjoy this too. Oh, and the binding and cover is really neat, too; looks awesome on my book shelf!
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