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Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Fantastic follow-up to Oryx and Crake. A book about two friends, one who devises a way to destroy the world, and the one who doesn’t believe he’ll really do it. This is the aftermath, and actually runs concurrently with the events in O&C.
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
Heaven’s Keep by William Krueger
Probably the weakest of the month. A simple mystery about a plane that goes missing in Heaven’s Keep mountain pass. It’s a good little mystery, but nothing groundbreaking.
Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
A brilliant and really sad child’s tale about kittens that loose their mother, and each other, and are trying to find their way back to whatever it is they could possibly call home.
The Secret Speech by Tom Robb Smith
Sequel to Child 44. Good, but not outstanding. More violence, less plot than the first.
Nanjing 1937 by Ye Zhaoyan
Life of PI by Yann Martel
This is the second time I’ve read this amazing little tale. It was this months choice for the literature class I’m teaching to a brilliant bunch of middle school girls. I got so much more out of it this time than the first time, and we had a great time hashing it up and finding symbolism in class.
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
The Skull Mantra by Elliot Pattison
This is a fantastic cultural thriller set in Tibet.
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Pursuit by Luiz Garcia-Rosa
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