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Yellow Birds by Kenvin Powers vs. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

These two books have several things in common: ·         Narrators are unreliable. ·         The main characters are psychopaths or behave like psychopaths under their circumstances. ·         The main characters do not possess a moral compass. ·         There is no resolution of the conflict faced by the protagonists. ·         These two books were very difficult for […]

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2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

From: For distinguished fiction by an American author:  Awarded to The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.   Finalists: Also nominated as finalists in this […]

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The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris

Lord Crick has died. While convulsing. And turning yellow. And providing his family with a gruesome corpse. Although young Lord Crick had some health issues (i.e. the pox) and a rather nasty disposition, it really was a ghastly and horrific death. His sister Lady Lydia decides that there must be a further investigation. The gossip […]

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The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

A riveting and ominous tale of loss, love and heartbreak set in both 1919 and the early 1960s.  The 1919 story involves a past love who most likely perished in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and a woman, Vivian, who cannot get over her loss.  Vivian is “the kept woman” to David, a married man […]

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