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Wave

Her book is therapeutic because it isn’t therapeutic at all.


The Storyteller

Like most novels about the Holocaust, Jodi Picoult’s latest book takes readers on a harrowing, unforgettable journey.


Unremembered

Although Unremembered is not free of faults, it is a fairly decent book overall, with moments of true charm. It certainly makes me curious about the rest of this series. In fact, after the way this instalment ended, I am very curious to see what will happen next.


As Sweet as Honey

I enjoyed the richness of the characters and the complexity of the story which was told with a poet’s hand.


Donnybrook

Things that happen in Donnybrook are terrible, but also terribly funny, provided your sense of humor runs as pitch-black as grave dirt.


Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles: A Novel

Though I hesitate to describe Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles as poetry, it is at once poetic and experimental in its reach, and it succeeds without feeling blatantly poetic or experimental.


The Magic of Saida

An ambitious, passionate work about racial identity, deracination and the unsolvable mysteries of the human heart.


Intermission

Highly accomplished account of a notoriously elusive topic, the life of music. Martell once said that if he were able to play the drums, he would drop writing tomorrow. Percussion’s loss is literature’s gain.


The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

I really adored this book. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a new literary voice in their lives, and for a beautifully written story with more heart than anything I’ve read in a long time.


Dreams and Shadows

Dreams and Shadows surprised me in every way, and although the story leaves you satisfied with an ending, there is definitely a not-so-subtle hint that there is more to come from some of these characters, and I’m really excited to see what Cargill will write next!


The Good Cop

I appreciate me a sense of humor in my investigative journalists. After all, a spoonful of humanity helps the horrors go down. Just ask Carter Ross.


Wave
Kirkus Reviews : Wave (March 05, 2013)

Excellent. Reading her account proves almost as cathartic as writing it must have been.


Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

A tad overlong, but entertaining and readable throughout.


Safe From Harm

As charming and wry as Evans’ bright debut (Faithful Unto Death, 2012), filled with reasons to own dogs, love your children and your wife, and have faith.


The Striker
Kirkus Reviews : The Striker (March 05, 2013)

Classic Cussler, offering action in an interesting setting.


The Accursed

In Oates' hands, this supernatural tale becomes a meditation on the perils of parochial thinking.


Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

"Citizenville" might not give us the evidence that its proposed solutions will work. But it surely gives us the faith that open government - namely, more participatory, decentralized and agile institutions, enabled and supported by advances in technology - could lead to better solutions for citizens and more legitimate democracy.


Gun Guys: A Road Trip

"Gun Guys" is a thoughtful, well-reasoned antidote to the polarized hysteria that currently passes for a national gun debate. By the end of the book, Baum arrives at something that feels truly fresh: a middle ground on guns.


This Is Running for Your Life

For the most part, though, Orange tackles disparate elements with ease, and her essay collection is smart, funny and fiercely original.


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel

This deadly Asian story of how to succeed in business while really trying finally delivers You to a very different place than he set out to reach decades earlier.