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Little Novels of Sicily ~ by Giovanni Verga

I read this book again because I enjoyed it so much the first time I nominated it over at 19th Century Literature.   I have no favorite story –  they are all wonderful and contribute to the whole.   ******* … Continue reading

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Little Novels of Sicily ~ by Giovanni Verga x2

Reading again because I enjoyed it so much the first time I nominated it over at 19th Century Literature.   I have no favorite story –  they are all wonderful and contribute to the whole.   ******* Little Novels of … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove by Fredik Bachman (Sweden) 2014/ 364 pages Read by George Newbern 9h 9m Rating – 7.5  (but an enjoyment level of 9) The blurs and reviews generally say “heart-warming” and “life-affirming” and trite as they are, … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ova by Fredik Bachman (Sweden) 2014/ 364 pages Read by George Newbern 9h 9m Rating – 7.5  (but an enjoyment level of 9) The blurs and reviews generally say “heart-warming” and “life-affirming” and trite as they are, … Continue reading

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The Innovators

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson 2014 / 560 pages Rating 9.25 / nonfiction – science Very interesting book on how the computer, as we know it, came to be … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman 2013 / 385 pages read by Joan Walker – 11h 02m rating:  6  / contemp fiction – fantasy (I think) “There is no such thing as coincidence in … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman 2013 / 385 pages read by Joan Walker – 11h 02m rating:  6  / contemp fiction – fantasy (I think) “There is no such thing as coincidence in … Continue reading

Less ~ by Andrew Sean Greer

This had been tempting me since it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction getting rave reviews … so … I got it.   I don’t keep an active TBR shelf – I keep wish lists at Amazon and Audible and … Continue reading

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Everything Trump Touches Dies: ~ by Rick Wilson

This is yet another book about Trump’s fiasco of a presidency (I’m fascinated for some reason but I need breaks between books.)    The difference here is that it’s by a solid Republican who is interested in the strategy.   … Continue reading

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The Seventh Function of Language ~ by Laurent Binet

How to describe this book? –  Omg –  Well –  it’s a crime thriller of sorts with a lot of travel, a few chases and quite a lot of innovative sex plus a few bloody deaths.  But the characters and … Continue reading

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing ~ by Madeleine Thein

Another 2017 Man Booker short-listed novel.  Yes,  I’m a fan – I read all the short-listers every year  and a few of the long-listers, too.   I probably ought to make a category here. In Do Not Say We Have … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald x2

Moscow circa March,  1913 -so although the characters can’t know it,  World War I and then the Revolution is only a year away.  What they do know is there is unrest in the city.  There is the student unrest,  the labor … Continue reading

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