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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2007

Middlesex was published a few years ago and still remains on my list of top 10 favorite books! It is an intelligent and compelling story and a true pleasure to read!

A Bittersweet Season

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ISBN: 9780307472403
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Published: Vintage - May 1st, 2012

Being intimately involved with the lives of our aging parents can be intense, all consuming and quite an experience navigating through. It can also be a joyous and wonderful time! Through her personal experiences, Jane offers advice, answers questions and helps unravel the mysteries of dealing with Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Medicare and Medicaid. She explores the family dynamics that happen in this situation and how it can bring families together and also tear them apart. Compassionate, honest, informing and comforting! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

To the End of the Land

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ISBN: 9780307476401
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2011

Never before have I been so moved by a work of fiction! David Grossman has brought to life two of the most intense characters, Ora and Avram, who struggle so with the effects of war, love, fear and friendship as they make an epic soul-baring walk through the Israeli countryside. This is an extraordinary, unforgettable story that I am very glad came my way! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

Blood, Bones & Butter

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ISBN: 9780812980882
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 24th, 2012

Blood, Bones and Butter Gabrielle Hamilton An entertaining, irreverent and honest memoir, Hamilton, the owner and chef of NY City's restaurant Prune, writes of her journey through life,and how her passion for good food and good eating shaped it. Her other passion is writing and it shows! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

Half a Life

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ISBN: 9780812982534
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 31st, 2011

A most powerful and unforgettable memoir! When he was 18 years old the author killed a girl in an unavoidable accident. This is his story about the rest of his life and how he dealt with the trauma, the guilt and the profound effect this had on every waking moment, every relationship, and every decision he has had to make since then. This is a book you should take your time with and read with compassion. ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

The Postmistress

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ISBN: 9780425238691
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 1st, 2011

World War II, a small Cape Cod town, three very different women, love, fate, chance meetings are the ingredients that make this a book to savor! It is a deeply emotional story that you will not want to put down. ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


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