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Kirkus Review August 21, 2014

Entangled in 19th-century social restrictions, two women experience the transformative power of grief and the resurrecting power of love. Johnson’s debut intertwines the tales of Hannah Snow, the titular lighthouse keeper’s widow, and Annie, a sea captain’s runaway wife. Tethered by social conventions and expectations to increasingly unsatisfying lives, both women strive to gain some…

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Top Ten Books on My Night Table August 13, 2014

Raintree County – Ross Lockridge Jr. Lucky Us – Amy Bloom Swamplandia! – Karen Russel The Mad and the Bad – Jean-Patrick Manchette Panic in a Suitcase -Yelena Akhtiorskaya Too Loud a Solitude – Bohumil Hrabal Godforsaken Idaho – Shawn Vestal Disgrace: A Novel – J.M. Coetze The People in the Trees – Hanya Yanagihara Song…

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What I’m Reading In 2014 February 6, 2014

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain – Andrianne Harun The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt The Woman Upstairs – Claire Messud Someone – Alice McDermott Kinder Than Solitude – Yiyun Li Life After Life: A Novel – Jill McCorkle I Want to Show You More – Jamie Quatro Corregidora – Gayl Jones…

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What I’m Reading – 2013 February 28, 2013

The Maid’s Version – Daniel Woodrell The Story of a New Name – Elana Ferrante The Days of Abandonment – Elena Ferrante Battleborn – Claire Vaye Watkins The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton Brewster – Mark Slouka Quiet Dell – Jayne Anne Phillips Claire of the Sea Light – Edwige Danticat…

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What I’ve Been Reading June 19, 2012

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain Open City,  Teju Cole That Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Best American Short Stories 2011, Edited by Geraldine Brooks Essential Stories, V.S. Pritchett War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman, Margaret Drabble God Bless America, Steve Almond A State…

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The Collective, Don Lee June 19, 2012

Really enjoyed this, check in out…   FROM AMAZON.COM:   A sparkling bildungsroman about friendship and betrayal, art and race. In 1988, Eric Cho, an aspiring writer, arrives at Macalester College. On his first day he meets a beautiful fledgling painter, Jessica Tsai, and another would-be novelist, the larger-than-life Joshua Yoon. Brilliant, bawdy, generous, and…

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