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Suspended Sentences

Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano  (French) 2014 / 232 pages rating – 9.25 / three novellas (autobiographical) Called the “Marcel Proust of our time”,he won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the art of memory with which he has evoked tvhe … Continue reading

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Consolation

Consolation by Michael Redhill 2006 / 466 pages rating: 8/ historical fiction >>>>NOTES (Spoilers and photos) >>>>  The book seems long but it reads quickly enough.  It’s basically an homage to the city and history of Toronto and an interesting … Continue reading

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On Such a Full Sea X2

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 9  / dystopian fiction (read and listened) I had to read this one again!  It woudn’t let go of me.  I kept … Continue reading

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Darned If You Do

Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris 2015/ 308 pages read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m rating A / crime (traditional/cozy) (Needlecraft series #18) As readers here know I have a deep fondness for a couple of rather light-weight crime series.  One … Continue reading

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Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut 2014/352 pages rating: 6 /fiction – fictionalized biography Nonfiction which “reads like a novel”  is fairly common and I’ve read a fair amount,  but a novel which “read like a biography” is rather unusual – in fact this … Continue reading

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On Such a Full Sea

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 8  / dystopian fiction “Don’t sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind?” asks the unnamed Narrator in Chang-rae Lee’s … Continue reading

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A Tale for the Time Being x2

A Tale for the Time Being x2 by Ruth Ozeki  (Canada) 2013 / 422 pages read by Ruth Ozeki 14h 43m rating – 8 / fiction This is a re-read because although I read it for the Booker Group back … Continue reading

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Savage Harvest:

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman 2014 / 323 pages read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m rating:  8 / non-fiction – travel/ true crime (I both read and … Continue reading

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The Wars of the Roses:

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones 2014 / 416 pages read by John Curless 15h 7m rating 9 / history – England 15th century (I both read and … Continue reading

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The Master Butcher’s Singing Club

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich 2003 / 416 pages read by Louise Erdrich 16h 42m rating 7,5 (but it might be better than that – ) I’ve enjoyed Erdrich’s books ever since The Beet Queen in 1986. … Continue reading

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The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 1949 / 352 pages read by Jennifer Connelly 10h 30m rating:  6 / classic At first this seemed like a really dumb story wrapped in wonderful silky language. A married American couple and their good friend  travel around … Continue reading

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Involuntary Witness

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio  (Italian) translated by Patrick Creagh 2002 /290 pages read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m rating:  B+ / crime –  legal thriller This is the first book in the Guido Guerrieri series – it takes place in … Continue reading

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