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The Dead Are Arising:  The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne. Stranger in the Shogun’s City:  A Japanese Woman and Her World by Amy Stanley. The Color of Water:  A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride Fox and I:  An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven. July 6. The Mission House by Carys Davies. Tony described it as almost gentle and life-affirming...

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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante. Jack by Marilynne Robinson The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett She come by it Natural by Sarah Smarsh A Promised Land by Barack Obama The End of the Affair by Graham Green. Audiobook by Colin Firth Our Shadows by Gail Jones The Power of Adrienne Rich by Hilary Holladay (an Orange County resident) An Angel in Australia by Tom Keneally. Lisa wrote about it...

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Clutter by Jennifer Howard A Burning by Megha Majumdar. Tony’s recommendation Pam Fessler, Carville’s Cure The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Lib audiobook Troubles by J.G.Farrell Life of a Klansman by Edward Ball, coming out in August Vesper Flights:  Essays by Helen MacDonald, coming out Aug. 25 Apeirogon by Colum McCann How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang. Long...

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Inland by Téa Obreht. The Street Sweeper by Elliott Perlman. Public Library. The Light & the Mirror by Hilary Mantel comes out March 10. The Imperfect Union by Steve Inskeep. About Fremont. The Bridge of Little Jeremy by Indrajit Garai. Rec by Tony’s Book World. Prairie Fever by Michael Parker. Jeff-Mad new books. Fest. of the book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman...

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List of the 50 best memoirs of the past 50 years from the NYT. Nice to see Amos Oz, Barack Obama, Clive James, and some other beloved books there. And some good ones to read like All God’s Dangers:  The Life of Nate Shaw by Theodore Rosengarten and Te Nahisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Stories of Perth by Alice Grundy on kindle. Reading Matters. CJ Hauser, Family of Origin. NPR...

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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. 2005. two distinct voices. Kim rec. Too much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko. Lisa enthusiastic. 330 pages, stella shortlist. In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu. Audiobook. Thomas and Beal in the Midi by Christopher Tilghman. Avail. April 16. Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken. The Siege of Krishnapour by J.G. Farrell. audiobook. Madame Foucade’s Secret...

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Kate Atkinson, Transcription. Gary Shteyngart, Lake Success. Funny/grim. Joanne Freeman read her new book:  Field of Blood. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (giller shortlist) Frederick Douglass:  Prophet of Freedom by David Blight Middlemarch by George Eliot French Exit by Patrick DeWitt (another giller shortlist) Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (at Jeff-Mad) The Road Through Miyama by Leila...

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. Tony’s review. American Fire by Monica Hess. About an arsonist on the Eastern Shore. Audiobook. The Road to Coorain by Jill Ker Conway. Audiobook There There by Tommy Orange. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth. True North by Jill Ker Conway. Next installment of her autobiography. Jeff-Mad has. Looking for “The Stranger.” by Alice Kaplan. Jeff-Mad has...

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Two Peter Carey books:  Chemistry of Tears (not good as audiobook, Jeff-Mad has it) and his new one, A Long Way from Home. A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay. Out Dec. 27 Several non-fiction books in the Dec 24 look good NYT book review:  The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah by Adam Valen Levinson, loved the review...

Books to Read

Autumn by Ali Smith. Rec by Jen. Public library Sharon Begley: Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. Dorothy mentioned Begley. Public Library Gabrielle Zevin:  Young Jane Young reviewed by Ron Charles here. The video review is a good one, especially the tweet storm. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford reviewed by Tony. Bad reviews for audiobook production.  Books by Mollie Panter-Downes...

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