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Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

This is an incredible¬†tale, written by a man who was trapped in his body for 10 years, after misdiagnosis during a rare illness. He couldn’t do anything physically, but he was mentally aware. After the horrible fallout, we learn how … Continue reading

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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Although I’m a fan of all of Murakami’s novels, I haven’t enjoyed his short stories. This is the first collection that I really liked. The only difference that I can put my finger on is that these short stories have … Continue reading

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Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time is about the childhood friendship of two girls and how that friendship continues to affect their adult lives even after severing ties as young teenagers. I love how Smith can string a sentence together that sounds amazing, and … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Many critics label this novel as “The Greatest War Novel of All Time”. I can see why. It’s Paul B√§umer’s testament of losing his childhood innocence alongside his classmates in the German trenches of WWI. Remarque paints powerful, yet seemingly … Continue reading

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The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

Bowen writes of orphaned Portia who goes to live in London with her stepbrother and his wife. Both are wealthy and emotionally unavailable. Portia sets her sights on Eddie, a rough-around-the-edges player who manages to dazzle her because of her … Continue reading

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Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

A victim of Ireland’s Great Famine, 17-year-old Thomas McNulty joins the U.S. Army with his friend, John Cole. They fight the Sioux and the Yurok on the frontier before the Civil War. This book is about the horrors and hardship … Continue reading

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

I loved this book, from my initial confusion about who was narrating, to figuring it out, and to the incredible language and storytelling. “Lincoln in the Bardo” is, on the surface, about the death of Lincoln’s son during the Civil … Continue reading

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