Monthly Archives: June 2009

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Why has Miles spent his entire life chasing after Hayden, his mentally ill twin? Each time he receives communication from Hayden, he packs his things and embarks on another wild goose chase in hopes of catching up with him. Why … Continue reading

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Short Girls by Bich Minh Nguyen

Children of first generation Vietnamese immigrants, Van and Linny grew apart when their mother bought a house allowing them separate bedrooms. Once close, as adults they are now bound together only by their traditional father who has called them home … Continue reading

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Cupid and Diana by Christina Bartolomeo

Diana Campanella is coasting through life. She’s left the security of a steady job and purchased “Second Time Around”, a high-end second hand clothing store. She’s terminally engaged to a politically connected lawyer from an important Washington D.C. family. As … Continue reading

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Water With Lemon by Zonya Foco and Stephen Moss

The premise behind Water with Lemon is that it is a diet book told in the format of a novel. I appreciate the concept and can even say the story line had the potential to be very engaging. In a … Continue reading

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How to Live: a Search for Wisdom From Old People (While They are Still on This Earth) by Henry Alford

Alford’s exploration of what constitutes wisdom and where it comes from read a little more lightly than I would have expected. While Alford has done his research and shares many of the gems he has gleaned from his reading, I … Continue reading

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Speaking with the Angel: Original Stories edited by Nick Hornby

Dedicated to editor Hornby’s son Danny, $2 of the cover price of this collection will be donated to Treehouse, a school for autistic children. Hornby’s explanation of why this collection came about in the introduction is in itself a heart-felt … Continue reading

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