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The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan - Years after leaving the home where she had grown up with an alcoholic father and a mother who disappeared one day in the middle of a blizzard, Sonja Buloh returns to Tasmania to make peace with her tortured past.
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This was the start. A book I was 'made' to read by a dear friend, it renewed my love of fiction.
Catalog - The sound of one hand clapping
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews - Volunteering to help her parents' latest venture in competitive rose cultivation, Meg Langslow encounters unexpected ruthlessness among the contestants and applies her sleuthing skills when the show's wealthy host is discovered murdered on her estate.
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Catalog - Swan for the money : a Meg Langslow mystery
2011 - A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs confront their pasts in this powerful story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - Working side-by-side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the post-war future.
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A Visit from The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan Not only did this book win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year, but it’s also been lapped up by the critics. The book is broken up into a series of short stories, many of which involve the character Bennie Salazar. Bennie is an aging rock executive who is getting more self-destructive as he gets older. The stories shift back and forth in time, vaulting from the late Sixities to the present day.
On my reading list! A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
A video book review of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. One of the top picks from In the Stacks librarians for your book club to read and the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 2011.
loved this story. definitely the kind of book worth reading a few times to fully grasp the time and setting changes and how each character's stories become woven together.
River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh - Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.
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River of Smoke, the sequel to Sea of Poppies, was named one of the best historical fiction books of 2012 by NPR. The opium trade and how it can change countries.
River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh. The sequel to Sea of Poppies definitely does not disappoint, and I think in some ways I liked it better. This book takes place (mostly) in Canton, China in the months preceding the outbreak of the Opium Wars. A very detailed account, Ghosh bases his narrative off of historical documents and artifacts left behind by the real people involved. Many of the characters are based off of real people. It's basically awesome.
You Don't Scare Me by John Farris - Ten years after the death of her evil stepfather, Crow Tillman, twenty-four-year-old Chase Emrick remains haunted by the horrors of her past until she meets Adam Cameron, but to beat Crow once and for all they both must confront a netherworld of horror.
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Crow Tillman is ten years dead, but he hasn't stopped haunting Chase Emrick. Everyone she's ever been close to suffers horrible fates, leaving Chase all alone in this world...
Prospero's Daughter by Elizabeth Nunez - Exiled from England for performing dangerous experiments on his patients, Peter Gardner flees to the Caribbean with his daughter, Virginia, raising her in isolation except for a few natives, including Carlos, a young boy of mixed race with whom Virginia develops a forbidden friendship that blooms into love.
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Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen - The latest winner of the Florida lottery, JoLayne Lucks faces an unexpected problem in collecting her winnings when Bodean Gazzer and his sidekick steal her ticket, planning to collect the millions to help their white supremacist group prevent a NATO invasion of the U.S.
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Sarah's pick: Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
Catalog - Lucky you : a novel
By Order of the President by W.E.B. Griffin - When a leased Boeing 727 vanishes after two passengers murder the pilot, Army intelligence officer Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo, a veteran of the Special Forces, is called in by the president of the United States to uncover the truth.
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By Order of the President by W.E.B. Griffin: In the first of the Presidential Agent series, a leased Boeing 727 mysteriously vanishes after two passengers murder the pilot. Army intelligence officer Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo, a veteran of the Special Forces, is called in by the president of the United States to uncover the truth and embarks on an undercover investigation into a case with frightening implications.
The first book in the president agents series. I have been reading WEB Griffin for awhile, he mixes military action with a little romance, nothing really steamy.
The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble - Traveling separately to Ornemouth, England, a town by the North Sea where they had spent a summer together as children, Humphrey Clark and Ailsa Kelman reassess the course of their individual lives and decisions over the past thirty years of separation.
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Deadlock by Iris Johansen - Dedicating her life to save priceless artifacts from being destroyed by war, Emily Hudson is captured and tormented by a sadistic adversary, and the CIA calls on mercenary John Garrett for help in Emily's rescue.
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Iris Johansen - Deadlock - good read!
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Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin - Believing her marriage to Andy to be perfect in every way, Ellen runs into former flame Leo and wonders why she has been unable to forget him even though they brought out the worst in each other.
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The Local News by Miriam Gershow - Still haunted by the disappearance of her popular older brother when she was sixteen, Lydia Pasternak grows up dealing with her frantic parents and assisting the private investigator hired by her family to search for clues to his fate.
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Catalog - The local news : a novel
Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey - Serge A. Storms, Florida's resident madman and serial killer, continues to dispense his own variety of justice against society's evildoers--this time he and his pal Coleman are out to get an assortment of skinheads and shysters as well as a particularly nasty thug called Jellyfish.
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Catalog - Nuclear jellyfish
Looking for Peyton Place by Barbara Delinsky - The death of her mother brings writer Annie Barnes back to the New Hampshire mill town of her youth to investigate the pollution caused by the local paper mill, a contamination that may have been the cause of her mother's fatal illness.
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Looking for Peyton Place: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
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The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler - Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a shocking revelation that leads him in search of an ancient Chinese expedition--and a curse that seems to have survived for more than five hundred years.
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The Silent Sea (2009) (Oregon Files # 7) - Clive Cussler + Jack Du Brul
Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes - Depicts the lives of three women in the fashion magazine industry, exploring the trials and tribulations as well as the happiness and joy of true friends in the fast-paced world of love and career.
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Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes: Though most chick lit seems to be London-based, Irish novelist Keyes could be called the founder of the genre. Three women in the fashion magazine industry rely on each other’s support as they try to navigate the fast-paced worlds of love and career. This is a fun read for those who enjoyed the dynamic between Bridget Jones and her friends.
Acorna's Search by Anne McCaffrey - Determined to rebuild her world after surviving an enemy's attack, Acorna becomes increasingly alarmed when her people, including her lifemate Aari, begin disappearing, and she discovers the remains of a subterranean world.
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The War of the Jewels by J.R.R. Tolkien - An analysis of Tolkien's story of Middle Earth looks at the wars of Elves and Men against Morgoth, the "Grey Annals," and Beleriand geography.