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AliD73

AliD73

Joined July 2019

Proud book addict since childhood.
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Institute by Stephen King
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It | Stephen King
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I‘m not usually much of a horror fan, but I love Stephen King‘s books. “It” is one of my favorites. It‘s a twentieth century classic, as far as I‘m concerned. A well thought out and intricate plot with fully realized three dimensional characters and a town cursed with a murderous clown of murky origin all combine to make one spellbinding, unforgettable novel. As good as the movie and TV adaptations have been, the novel is so much better. Read it.

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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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Cicero: in twenty eight volumes | Marco Tulio Cicern
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What an outstanding book! This novel tells the story of a simmering pro-Democracy rebellion in a Chinese city in the years following the Cultural Revolution. Told with an intense passion and depth, it‘s a story of loss, pain, brutality, and love. I‘ve never read anything quite like it. Find a copy and read it; it‘s worth your time. Highly recommended.

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“Never let anyone make you feel ordinary.” — Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

KristenDuck Looooooved this book!! 5mo
AliD73 @KristenDuck I haven‘t read it yet, but it‘s next in my TBR pile. I love the quote, it‘s so true. (edited) 5mo
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Interesting overall, but this novel is definitely a product of its time. Parts of it haven‘t aged well, such as the worship/exaltation of Henry Ford and the submissiveness of the female characters. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see 1930s cultural norms being imposed on a theoretical future.

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Day After Night: A Novel | Anita Diamant
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We‘re all familiar with what happened during the Holocaust, but what about what happened to the survivors in the first few years after the war ended? This novel, based on actual events, tells the stories of a group of survivors who were imprisoned in a British detention camp in Palestine shortly after the war. Friendships are formed, families are made, people live and die, and the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is born.

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I read this a year before the movie came out, and I loved it. The characters are so much more three dimensional than they are in the movie. This is a brilliantly written novel, and the depth of the characters‘ feelings for one another are meaningful and believable. The book covers a period of about twenty years whereas the movie only covers one summer. My second favorite novel of all time, this is an atmospheric story to get lost in.

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What a beautiful, heartbreaking, breathtaking novel. It‘s a short, simple story, but it contains such depth and heart. The characters were so well fleshed out, they were truly three dimensional. Two lonely senior citizens find companionship with one another, and they‘re able to make each other happy for a while. This was the author‘s final novel, published posthumously. What an exquisite literary legacy to leave behind. Have tissues handy.

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This is a difficult read due to the subject matter, but reading this is so worthwhile. This is a collection of short stories, based on real people and events, about life in North Korea. Grim, sad, brutal, and beautiful at times, these stories purport to portray the realities of life in the country. The manuscript had to be smuggled out of the country in order to be published, and the author remains anonymous due to safety concerns. Read it.

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Most Jewish themed World War Two novels depict the Holocaust in Europe, but this novel details what Jews endured in the US: American Jews taking in European Jews who managed to escape, American Nazi sympathizers burning synagogues and beating rabbis, and an American Jewry living in fear that what was unfolding in Europe was just around the corner for them. Riveting. A must read. Highly recommended.

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This was my introduction to Lisa See, and this novel sparked my interest in and love of Chinese literature. What a beautiful, joyous, and heartbreaking story of the lifelong friendship between two women! Beautiful, vivid descriptions of eighteenth century China complete this memorable, well written novel. This is one of my favorites. Exceptional. Highly recommended.

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This is a true story written in novel form about a Jewish man imprisoned at Auschwitz whose job was to tattoo all the new prisoners. While at Auschwitz, he fell in love with another prisoner and used his position to ingratiate himself with several guards and officials to protect himself and her. His actions are presented as simply a matter of survival. This novel is a haunting picture of love in the midst of death and unimaginable horror.

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All the Rivers | Dorit Rabinyan
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This is a true story written in novel form, and what a story it is. It‘s beautiful, brutal, and heartbreaking all at the same time. It‘s the story of an Israeli Jewish woman who falls in love with a Palestinian man whom she meets in New York City. The freedom they enjoy to love each other and live as they want in the USA contrasts sharply with the brutal conditions and barriers that exist back in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Read it.

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If I had to choose one book as my all time favorite, it would be this one. It tells the story of one hundred years in the life of a fictional Colombian village and one of the village‘s founding families. I have this novel in English and in the original Spanish. It‘s one of those books that you read slowly, lingering over every page, because you don‘t want the story to end. You can easily spend an entire day lost in this novel.

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The Fellowship of the Ring. One of my favorite Tolkien quotes.

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