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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...

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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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Kristin Lavrinsdatter by Sigrid Undset. Jen is enjoying it. Audiobook. Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg. Coming of age novel set in Poland in the 1970s and 80s. Man Booker long list. Described here. Ties by Domenico Starnone. Trans. by Jhumpa Lahiri. NYT review. If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power. Nonfiction about Islamic faith. Available at the public library. The Refugees by Viet Thanh...

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American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag. The NYT review makes it sound irresistible. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. A Berkeley sociologist spent 5 years listening to people in Louisiana talk about their views. Vox interview here. Mr. Monkey by Francine Prose Floating Gardens by Emma Ashmere. Reviewed by ANZ LitLovers. Miss...

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Jefferson-Madison has it. Gilliam Mears, The Mint Lawn. Review by Reading Matters, available at Alderman. Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott. Australian novel from 1963, made into a movie, available at Alderman. The Pages by Murray Bail, Tony's review. Available at Clemons. The Warmth of Other Suns by Elizabeth Wilkerson. Pam from the pool...

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Utopian Man by Lisa Lang (from Reading Matters' list of 10 Australian novels she read in the last decade. Available on kindle. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Paddy Clarke ha ha ha by Roddy Doyle Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones  The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A Manual for Cleaning Women. Short stories by Lucia...

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The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories by Anthony Marra.   Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison. Review in the NYT: relentlessly dark, but still…Tony's Book World said for a humorous book, it is very sad. Tenth of December by George Saunders, short stories, Jeff-Mad, audiobook. Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United...

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George's Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle. Fun travel-in-France book from the viewpoint of an elderly man defying the young. (Reading Matters). Helen Macdonald. H is for Hawk. Emily Bitto's The Strays. Won the Stella Prize. Ann Enright, The Green Road Kate Atkinson: A God in Ruins (NYT review) Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker, 1962. Reviewed by guest in Reading Matters. At the...

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