Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Miniaturist

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Colorful, engaging drama worth reading, but underdeveloped verging on unsatisfying.

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The End of Your Life Book Club (memoir)

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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

One-dimensional, dying bibliophile mother’s selfless humanitarianism, achievement and faith flatlines.

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Night Film (recommended)

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Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Phantasmagorical funhouse. Come for the mystery, stay for the writing.

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Dream When You’re Feeling Blue

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Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg

Private Ryan meets Little Women. Shocking sacrifice left me cold.

 

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Sisterland

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Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

Psychic power becomes suburban-mom dishwater-gray. In mommy-land, extraordinary gets short-shrift.

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