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The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

From Goodreads: “The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and … Continue reading

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The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

I admit I broke one of my rules when I chose to read this book:  “Never read any book that is described as Magical Realism.”  But, this book is hailed as a classic – a window into World War II Soviet … Continue reading

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The Rathbones by Janice Clark

Narrated by 15 year old Mercy Rathbone, The Rathbones is a fantastical tale of a whaling family in 19th century Connecticut.  Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, Ms. Rathbone takes us on a journey unraveling the mystery of her father, her … Continue reading

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The World to Come by Dara Horn

“It was a painting of a street.  The street was covered with snow, and lined by a short fence and little crooked buildings whose rooftops bent and reflected in all directions.  Above the street, a man with a beard, pack, … Continue reading

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A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev

“And suddenly, above that hell, the fighters saw a pigeon.  Born from bulbs of smoke, delivered from shrouds of dust, the pigeon rose, she soared.  Above the grunts and the shouts, above the whisper of shrapnel in the chill of … Continue reading

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