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The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. Reading Matters enjoyed it. Audiobook. The narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Here by Richard McGuire, a graphic novel. Plato and a Platypus Walked into a Bar… audiobook. The Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass  Euphoria by Lily King. Audiobook. Academy Street by Mary Costello...

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The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Jon Meacham's Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.  Audiobook. The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. 36 hour audiobook. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. Lila by Marilynne Robinson James Salter's Light Years. "Worshipped" by John Self. Public library.  Life Drawing by Robin Black. Tony's commentary priceless. The Betrayers by David...

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Jessica Anderson, One of the Wattle Birds. Whispering Gums was enthusiastic. UVa library has it. Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life: how we lose and find ourselves. Non-fiction by an American psychoanalyst practicing in London. Kim read it because of this comment by a blogger: "Everyone should read this book and feel it chip away any ice around their hearts, to let our admirable human...

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Audiobook. The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers. Public library. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin. Audiobook. Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. Paperback available through Amazon. Not libraries, not iTunes. The Sugar Mother by Elizabeth Jolley. Review by ANZ LitLovers makes it sound great. UVa library, kindle. The Man who Loved Children by Christina...

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Loving Sabotage by Amelie Nothombe. Novella recommended by Tony's Book World, Belgian writer. At UVa library in French. 419 by Will Ferguson. Giller prize winner. Mitsou by Collette. At UVa library. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Nat'l Book Award longlist, Tony's review, Ron Charles' favorite of the year. On Agate Hill by Lee Smith Questions of Travel by...

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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kusher. Enthusiastic review by Tony's Book World. Audiobook Books by Arthur Phillips: The Egyptologist, Prague. Both at the public library and audiobooks. Americanah by Ngozi Adichie. Novel about identity, African-American and American-African. She's a Nigerian who lives in the US and Nigeria. Review in the NYT. UVa, public library, kindle. The Right Hand Shore...

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Eventide by Kent Haruf. The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler.  In Reading Matter's top ten. The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal.  Jeff-Madison has it. The City of Devi by Manil Suri. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  Jeff-Madison, audiobook. Swimming Home by Deborah Levy. Jeff-Madison. Books by W.G. Sebald.  Available at Jeff-Madison The...

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Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin.  Reading Matters. Book available in November, kindle version available now. The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally.  Reading Matters. Not listed in Amazon yet. Master of the Mountain:  Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek.  His other two books were wonderful, especially An Imperfect God:  George Washington, His Slaves...

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Prairie Fever by Peter Pagnamento.  Toffs try Kansas and Iowa in the late 19th century. Reviewed by NYT. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.  Review in NYT makes it sound excellent.  Jesus Wars:  How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the next 1,500 years by Philip Jenkins.  Fifth Century happenings.  Saw a...

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Gilgamesh by Joan London.  2001 book by Australian writer.  Tony's Book World   says, "An incredible journey from the wilderness of western Australia to the wilderness of Armenia told in a blunt and powerful style."  Available at Jefferson-Madision. Etgar Keret, short story writer from Israel.  Suddenly, a Knock at the Door, short stories...

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