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Old 11-18-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Since it popped up a number of time in this thread I'm reading The Art Forger. Only 44 pages in but I'm hooked already.

Next up after that is the new Janis: her life and music.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I had the same reactions to both Elegy and Castle.
I learned nothing new from Elegy and didn't finish Glass Castle.
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:57 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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An Anonymous Girl by Hendricks/Pekkanen. I have to say, it held my interest until Chapter 51. Then, I simply could not determine who was narrating. And, once again, I feel books are too long and drawn out. I would have liked to cut the last 100 pages out. The 2 narrators taking turns at telling the story was annoying. Any therapist acting this way would have lost their license long ago.
It's fascinating; I can't put it down. (Agree with you about the therapist!)
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I read In the Dream House, a memoir by Carmen Maria Machado. The ratings -- on Amazon and Goodreads -- are off-the-charts high but, for me, it was a bit of a slog. There were tangents and footnotes and errant paths to nowhere, so it was a struggle for me to stay focused. (Obviously it was a struggle for the author to stay focused as well, although the readers -- other than me -- seem to be lapping it up.)

I just started Uphill Walkers, a memoir by Madeleine Blais. I'm only 10% in but I can already tell that this is much more my type of memoir. Linear. Clean writing. It originally came out in 2001, but I think that the e-version came out just last year. I only happened across it because another of her books -- To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir -- is on my "to read" list.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Oh my gosh I loved this book!

If you loved Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine, I think you will also love this one! I think I even loved this one slightly more.

Just finished "Standard Deviation" by Katherine Heiny https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Devi.../dp/0385353812

This was a five star read for me. I think I loved this one slightly more because I personally know someone who is EXACTLY like "Audra" the main character so that definitely gave it an extra boost. Extremely hilarious and entertaining book.

This book had 319 pages.
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Old 11-20-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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The Coddling of the American Mind - Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont:by Robert Bilott

This is the first I've heard of the case and find the book well written. Dupont knew all along the chemicals they were putting in that landfill and how it was tainting the water supply and creek. Just unbelievable what companies do for the sake of profits.

There is also a movie coming out about this starring Mark Ruffalo.
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Razor Girl (Andrew Yancy #2), Carl Hiaasen (2016).
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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My book club just finished "My Antonia" and we all loved it. Willa Cather was a marvelous writer and her descriptions of the hardships experienced by our forebears living in harsh conditions are both interesting and wondrous. Without giving a lot of background, her characters are well drawn and interesting. This is not a book I would have chosen to read by myself, but I'm so glad that one of my fellow book clubbers (we're called the Page Turners) chose it. 256 pages.
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