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Does this remarkable novel tell the whole truth about North Korea? How could it? Yet author Johnson makes you believe in his version so wholly... Terrifying. Worth it.

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson - An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, looks like a fascinating read.

Lake of Dead Languages

Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked it. It's a re-read for me, and I didn't love it like I remem.

Book Review: Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult via pinkheelspinktruck.com

Book Review: Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Lone Wolf- Jodi Picoult love all her books, emotionally draining, but worth it!

Open City

Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed. A first novel.

10 Books To Read Before They're Released As Movies in 2014

10 Books To Read Before They're Released As Movies in 2014

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz"

The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

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In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying, but before sh.

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel. A book about storytelling, and family, and war. I'm going to have to read this one again sometime.

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht. This is tale of a young doctor in the aftermath of the Balkan War who needs desperately to make sense of her grandfather's death. With the help of the legend of the tiger's wife, she may find it.

Paul Bowles achieved critical and popular success with the publication in 1949 of his first novel The Sheltering Sky, set in what was known as French North Africa, which he had visited in 1931.    In 1947 Bowles settled in Tangier, Morocco, and his wife, Jane Bowles followed in 1948. Except for winters spent in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) during the early 1950s, Tangier was his home for the next fifty-two years, the remainder of his life.

The Sheltering Sky- Visual book! It is wonderful and will completely take you away from your life!

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri | a novel about the rashness of youth and the hesitation and regret that can make a long life not worth living Well, yes...but "The Lowland" soars at the end.

Out Of Lahiri's Muddy 'Lowland,' An Ambitious Story Soars

Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.

Home. By: Toni Morrison, 8/12/2013

The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Morrison. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars.

At long last, you can pick up the third selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, the unforgettable novel "The Invention of Wings"—just released this week! Plus, O magazine's editors rounded up 17 more sensational new reads.

The Invention of Wings

Hetty "Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose .

this is probably one of the best books I have ever read.  Disturbing. You will think about it for weeks after reading it

Nineteen Minutes

Nineteen Minutes Jodi Picoult's best novel and most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a school shooting told through the eyes of many characters:students, mothers, police, the shooter.

“At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.”       “He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.”

Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden (Awesome book, way better than the movie, but that was good too)