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Anne Tyler---A Spool of Blue Thread

At dawn I went out on the porch with the new Anne Tyler novel, an ancient dog by my side and a cardinal squawking in a bush. 891 more words

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The Emperor of Ice-Cream--Dan Gunn

Mr and Mrs Pezzini live in Broughton Street, Edinburgh, in the 1920s. Signor Pezzini makes Nativity figurines for a living. Mamma keeps house, and there are four children: Lucia is bookish and the narrator of this novel. 783 more words

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Discontent and Its Civilizations - Mohsin Hamid

Collections of newspaper columns must be the least enduring or interesting genre of books in the world: the phrase ‘yesterday’s news’ was invented for a reason, after all. 673 more words

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Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography -- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Think you have to produce all your masterpieces by the age of 35, just because Mozart did? Take heart, Johnny-come-latelys. Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t sit down to write her memoir of her first sixteen years until 1930, when she was already sixty-three. 1,423 more words

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Lila, by Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is a magician. A snake charmer. She mesmerizes you. She conjures with the basic materials, the molecular building blocks of America: rivers, stars, smoke, taffy, soil and wet grass. 1,011 more words

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The Age of Magic, by Ben Okri

In the beginning, there was no Ben Okri, and darkness moved upon the face of the waters. Then he came up with a group of men and women journeying in a train across Europe, as a metaphor for life. 883 more words

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A Wasted Resurrection--Virginia Woolf in Manhattan, by Maggie Gee

I’ve just been through a fey mill. Maggie Gee’s latest novel features swallows and flowers and minims on a repeating loop, coochy-coo emails between a mother and daughter, and indiscriminate similes (” … a poem. 698 more words

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