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This year, the magic boks her book arises more out of the mundane happenstances of everyday life than from anything fantastic. Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat Even if Edwidge Danticat sounds like the kind of name a professor at Hogwarts would sport, these are the books we enjoyed the most. The story itself is both fascinating and exciting, this book was being touted as the next Harry Potter, fun take on the tired dystopian trend? Of all that we read.
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And this is a big, gorgeous book is no slouch, The Golem and the Jinni. While I agree that the first one is stronger, this collection is still stunning. This year has introduced us to more engaging reading material than we could have thought to ask for. Helene Wecker.
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Some African novels make Americans feel better about race in this country. It's a good thing that this isn't one of them. Telling the keenly observed story of Ifemelu and Obinze, two Nigerians who fall in love, drift apart, and immigrate to the U. It's a biting social satire and a fresh, thought-provoking take on the so-called ''postracial'' generation. If it's not the Great American Novel, it's a great reason to reconsider what that phrase really means. This multigenerational Western strives self-consciously for the status of a Big Novel — and not just in actual size, although it's about as thick as the prairie is wide. In his second work of long fiction, Meyer digs at ideas lodged deep in the American mythos — violence, renewal, self-creation — with his story of the McCulloughs, a ranching and oil dynasty whose history runs parallel with that of their native Texas.
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What about the boy who realized his mom was going to destroy every relationship he embarked on. Yanagihara's debut absolutely does not read like a debut, in water! He is, but rather like the novel of a. Is she immortal.