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Book Review: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Ever year, Eric’s dad and his entire extended family take a trip to the beach. It’s a wonderful, week-long affair that includes nightly home cooked meals, sunburns, and rocking chairs. The house sleeps close to 30 people, and we usually … Continue reading

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Review: & Sons

What a gorgeous novel. This was my first selection from the Book of the Month Club, selected by Josh Radnor. I was so incredibly pleased. The plot summary mentioned that the novel is book ended by deaths, and the reviews I … Continue reading

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Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – April 2013

 Firstly, I’ve learned that I really need to write my reviews much closer to the time that I finish the book. And this is especially true with audio books. It’s much more difficult to go back and refresh my memory … Continue reading

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Review: The Graveyard Book – March 2013

Nobody Owens, Bod to his friends, is a normal boy growing up in a decidedly abnormal way. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, opens with the horrific triple homicide of Bod’s family when Bod is only a year or so … Continue reading

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Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – March 2013

Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a lot of things, but first and foremost it is a series of personal essays documenting a writer’s training program leading up to the New York City Marathon. … Continue reading

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Review: The Night Circus – March 2013

The circus arrives without warning. This is how The Night Circus begins, and this is how it ends. From Amazon: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white … Continue reading

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Review: The Final Solution – February 2013

I picked up The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon, not knowing anything about it other than the fact that it was 131 pages, including some illustrations, and it was written by a writer whose work I have enjoyed in the … Continue reading

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