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Books to Read

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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Trilogy by Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, an Australian who lived from 1870 to 1946.  The first book is Australia Felix, the second, The Way Home, and finally, Ultima Thule.  Thanks to Tony, guest writing for Whispering Gums.  At UVa, not Jeff-Madison. Catherine the Great.  Robert K. Massie.  In Clemons.  ...

Books to Read or Listen to

Amitov Ghosh.  First two books of a trilogy are Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke.  Audiobook and kindle formats. Little Princes by Conor Grennan.  Recommended by Molly. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, won the Man Booker Prize.  Asylum reviewed it and explained the murky ending (in the comments section). Touch by Alexi Zentner.  Reviewed by Reading Matters and Kevin from Canada...

Books to Read or Listen to

River Town by Peter Hessler.  Recommended by a guest writer on Reading Matters.  Written by an American journalist who spent two years at a town at the juncture of the Wu and Yangzte rivers. Available at Jeff-Madison, UVa, and as audiobook. The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris by David McCullough.  available as an audiobook and kindle. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine...

Books to Read or Listen to

Paul Auster's new book:  Sunset Park.  audiobook narrated by Auster. Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman.  Set in Melbourne.  Reading Matters gives it 5 stars.  In the public library. Steve Martin books are available as audiobooks. My Brother Jack by George Johnston.  All time favorite book of Reading Matters.  Set in Australia. MJ Hyland's...

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