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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
Floating in My Mother's Palm - Ursula Hegi, John Collier, Francine Kass I read this because I'd loved Stones From the River. Hegi's writing still shines in this book, but I didn't care as much for the vignette form. It does take place in the same town as SFTR and Trudi makes a cameo appearance, but I didn't like her so well in these stories. She's kind of bossy and ill-tempered. Hegi wrote these stories first and I preferred her expanded and more humanized version of Trudi in SFTR.