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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I read this for a book club. Otherwise there was no way I would have finished this. That and it being only 147 pages long. This is the story of a dysfunctional American family sent at some time in the … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I re-read this for a book club. The first time I read it was almost twenty years ago and I could not remember a lot of the details. My main memory was being blown away by the beauty of the … Continue reading

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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

This was a book club selection so I had no idea what it would be about. This will be a short review because I do not want to spoil any of the surprises for anyone. Our protagonist lives with her … Continue reading

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The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

This story is set in Victorian London, but the characters are timeless. Donoghue read of a real-life scandalous divorce that happened at this time, just divorces were starting to become more common. The wife who was to be divorced had … Continue reading

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

This is a so-called “classic” which was written in 1818. I am more of a contemporary fiction kind of girl and this book certainly has not changed my mind. I read it for a book club, otherwise I would not … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I read Tartt’s other two novels some time ago, and enjoyed them. This one took her seven years to write so I know I am not the only person to have been eagerly awaiting this one. It was released last … Continue reading

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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

  This is the story of Blanche, a dancer and prostitute in 1876 San Francisco. The characters are based on real people, Donoghue has filled in some gaps in the story with her imagination, but she explains what she made … Continue reading

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