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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A debut novel winning the Pulitzer which won many other prestigious awards (see * below) just calls my name –  because yes,  it’s true,  I’m a sucker for the reading awards.  Besides,  two (2!) of my reading groups selected it so …   I had … Continue reading

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Shell ~ by Kristina Olsson

I have to thank Lisa over at AnzLit for highly recommending this book I may never otherwise have heard of.  But I’ve known her for a long time and we share a love of Australian Lit like Patrick  White, Tim … Continue reading

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In the Lake of the Woods ~ by Tim O’Brien

I guess I should have known better,  but maybe not.   I really enjoyed O’Brien’s The Things They Carried back about 5 years ago,  but never really wanted to try another one by him.   I tend to be  allergic to war … Continue reading

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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Refugees had been on my radar for several weeks – since it was released actually,  because I totally enjoyed The Sympathizer by the same author.   And this book then won several awards (as did The Sympathizer) and then I procrastinated. … Continue reading

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Year in Review – 2016

I read 172  books read as of December 31, 2016.  My monthly totals ranged between a high of 21 in April to a low of 4 in  July.  Of the total 26 (15%) were nonfiction and 44 (25%) were by women authors and … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

From what I’ve read, Colin Whitehead’s new book The Underground Railroad was popped onto the shelves more than a month earlier than the expected September 13 date.  It was already highly anticipated as a really “hot” book for fall reading,  but when Oprah … Continue reading

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