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Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

My rating: 4/5 stars As a reader, I always find marriage a tedious theme in literature.  There are so many, after all: the happy marriages, the unfulfilling marriages, the doomed marriages, the volatile marriages, blah blah blah.  So just imagine how thrilled I was to find a book, essentially about marriage, that made the theme… Continue reading Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

My rating: 5 stars There are a scant number of human experiences which are common to everyone.  Death is one of these.  We don’t talk about death.  It is the looming, proverbial “elephant in the room” that no one is willing to acknowledge.  Even now, seeing this post, people are shaking their heads and wondering… Continue reading Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

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Review: The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman

* Warning: I have tried not to include spoilers, but can’t guarantee a thing. You know how reality suspends itself in a dream, but no one in the dream (including yourself, the dreamer) seems to notice?  That basically sums up the degree of reality in this book.  Therefore, if you are willing to suspend your… Continue reading Review: The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman

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Review: Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

  There are few books that command attention and reflection as this one does.  Martin Pistorius fell victim to an infection of the brain (to my knowledge, never concretely diagnosed) at the age of 12 and was left in a virtual coma.  Everyone thought he was a shell of his former self, but around the… Continue reading Review: Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius