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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2018 I don’t read much fiction these days, but it’s summertime and the last book I read was about the history of calculus, so I figured I’d try … Continue reading

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The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor Books, New York, 2008 Reading The Palace of Illusions felt like seeing the ocean for the first time. It’s beautiful and vast and awe-inspiring.  It’s unexpected and unforgettable.  And it beckons … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthBy Richard FlanaganAlfred A. Knopf, New York, 2014 The Narrow Road to the Deep North is brilliantly written and utterly harrowing. During World War II, an estimated 200,000 Asian civilian laborers and 60,000 Allied … Continue reading

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Blackfish City

Blackfish CityBy Sam J. MillerHarperCollins, New York, 2018 A warrior woman comes to the city of Qannaq in a small skiff accompanied by an orca and a polar bear.  Who is she?  Why has she come?  What’s her plan?  That’s … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr Scribner, New York, 2014 I’m not quite sure what to make of this book. It’s beautifully constructed, like an intricate puzzle box. All the pieces fit together with precision and artistry. … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of DarknessBy Ursula K. LeGuinWalker and Company, New York, 1969 I read The Left Hand of Darkness a long time ago, back in my university days I think. It popped back up to the top of my … Continue reading

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The Bone Clocks

The Bone ClocksBy David MitchellRandom House, New York, 2014 The Bone Clocks tells the story of a decades-long war between the Horologists and the Anchorites – two groups of mystics who take very different approaches to achieving immortality, or at … Continue reading

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