Category: literary fiction

Review: Amity and Sorrow

Posted June 10, 2013 by Hillary in literary fiction, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Review: Amity and Sorrow

    Amity and Sorrow is a book that touches on a lot of sensitive themes. It starts with Amity and Sorrow running away from their father. They have been driving for 4 days when they have a wreck and end up stuck in OK. Then they stop running and start to heal from what they […]

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Freedom

Posted April 5, 2012 by Hillary in Book Reviews, literary fiction / 0 Comments
Freedom

I get that this book is supposed to be about freedom and the consequences thereof, but seriously it just felt sloooooow and nothing happens for pages and pages. This is like the epitome of character driven novels. Frazen goes into detail about each character and why they do the things that they do. I understand […]

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Review: State of Wonder

Posted September 20, 2011 by Hillary in Book Reviews, literary fiction / 0 Comments
Review: State of Wonder

From Goodreads:Sometimes being on the vanguard of scientific progress thrusts you into the teeth of danger. For Minnesota pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh, that means being sent into the remotest region of the Amazon jungle to track down her former mentor. Finding Dr. Annick Swenson promises to be perilous: The last scientist assigned to find […]

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Review:Nemesis

Posted August 17, 2011 by Hillary in Book Reviews, literary fiction / 0 Comments
Review:Nemesis

This is a historically imagined polio outbreak in Newark in the summer on 1944. Bucky who wishes he was in the military fighting in the pacific is disqualified because of his bad eyesight. Instead he is the playground director for a local school. Apart from his bad eyesight he is the epitome of manliness.  When […]

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Review: A History Of Love

Posted July 21, 2011 by Hillary in Book Reviews, literary fiction / 0 Comments
Review: A History Of Love

The History of Love: A Novel by Nicole Krauss Published by W. W. Norton & Company on May 17th 2006 Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Jewish, Literary Pages: 252 Goodreads ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE. A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl […]

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Review: The Weird Sisters

Posted May 11, 2011 by Hillary in Book Reviews, literary fiction / 0 Comments
Review: The Weird Sisters

GoodReads Summary:The three Andreas sisters grew up in the cloistered household dominated by their Shakespearean professor father, a prominent, eccentric academic whose reverence for the Bard left its imprint on his daughters’ names: Rosalind (As You Like It), Bianca (The Taming of the Shrew), and Cordelia (King Lear). The siblings eventually left home and escaped […]

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Review: Swallows of Kabul

Posted May 9, 2011 by Hillary in Book Reviews, literary fiction / 0 Comments
Review: Swallows of Kabul

We have all heard about the hoours of the Taliban. What about ordenariy people? We don’t get much glispe of them and how they manage to surrive under such an oppressive regime. Swallows Of Kabul aims to do just that. This book showcases people as they go about their lives in Afghanistan. In this book […]

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