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Articles in category: What I’m Reading

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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War and Peace February 26, 2012

So, I was able to move beyond Sherlock Holmes and dive into War and Peace, allegedly the best novel ever written. Part I, the first 118 pages, reminds me of Downton Abbey set in Russia, complete with vaulted-ceilinged homes filled with  Russian high society, and dinner served with a footman behind every dining chair. I…

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Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes February 18, 2012

Is there a plot to this book? It doesn’t matter. When you write like Kennedy, you pull readers into the heartbeating pulse of your characters, so that living and breathing their very moments takes on meaning and complexity that doesn’t require a firmament of plot to stand on it’s own. Passages in this novel sucked…

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