I couldn't even get through the first 100 pages of "Last Night in Twisted River" but this one looks like it is reminiscent of "Garp" and "Owen Meany" and "Cider House Rules" which is the John Irving I absolutely LOVE. Worth Reading, Books Club, Books Worth, John Irving, Favorite Books, Novels, Reading Lists, Books Reading, Books Review
37 Books Every Creative Person Should Be Reading Kirsten Bourke guess which one is number one?!
A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. A tale inspired by the U.S. AIDS epidemic in the 1980s follows the experiences of individuals--including the bisexual narrator--who are torn by devastating losses and whose perspectives on tolerance and love are shaped by awareness of what might have been.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. This reads more like a short story than a novel and is hard to put down. Almost like a modern day "A Wrinkle in Time" for grown-ups. Really gripping.
Every Last One - this is a great book! Highly recommended. If you decide to read it, just read it without reading the book jacket or any on-line reviews, they will spoil it for you. Trust me on this, you will love this book.
Only read nine of these so far. I think The Glass Castle is next, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who is the perfect person to recommend a book. I wish I had her in my classroom to cater to the continual requests for good recommendations in the genre of (fill in the blank).