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A Gentleman in Moscow (Highly Recommended)

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Delightful. Dignity, playfulness, create charming, wise, complete life under Stalin.

 

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Hag-Seed (Recommended)

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Slyly satirical mischief. Poxy bit o’ madness. This Tempest fugits.

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The Water Museum (Highly Recommended)

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The Water Museum by Luis Alberto Urrea***

Wise-ass and wise, southwestern lives painted vivid, dusty and gorgeous.

***With these stories, Urrea assumes the mantle of the Chicano Ray Bradbury.

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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Catharina Ingelman Sundberg

Clumsy, cartoonish writing (poor translation?) spoils mildly amusing elderly-rights caper.

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City of Dreams (Recommended)

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City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling

Multi-generational saga. Strong women. Bloody, bawdy. City and surgery born.

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Before, During, After

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Before, During, After by Richard Bausch.

Oceans of alcohol. Mountains of angst. Repugnant violence. Tedious secretiveness.

 

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Neverhome (Highly Recommended)

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

Tragic, brave, strong, secretly-female civil war soldier makes carnage compelling.

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