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Paint It Black

I admit it: I found out about Janet Fitch from HBO or one of those television movie channels. I happened upon the movie White Oleander during a lazy afternoon and wound up watching the whole thing through — only to discover during the credits that there was a book. Continue reading

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation ***

by JOHN CARLIN Involved in a purposeful way I was given this book after having seen Invictus, Clint Eastwood’s take on John Carlin’s study of the rugby and the Springbok’s part in uniting South Africa. The differences in the two … Continue reading

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Everything is Illuminated, ***

By JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER <i>Everything</i> is in the nuances. From reviews I’ve read, everything about Everything seems to come down to whether you interpret Foer’s style as contrived or masterfully woven. As far as I can tell, these two things … Continue reading

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The Year of the Flood *****

by MARGARET ATWOOD God should ask Margaret Atwood to design the apocalypse. I think I might be too easy a judge when it comes to books, because occasionally I start to feel like I love everything I read. Mostly. I … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Follies ****

With a fantastically unexpected, a richly peopled storyline and a quietly easy writing style, Brooklyn Follies is a perfect book for a long flight. Continue reading

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