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Far to Go by Alison Pick (book review)

Far to Go by Alison Pick absorbed me fully—smoothly pulling me further and further into its midst. I didn’t want to stop reading and I absorbed the book in less than a week (quite the feat as it was during term paper time). It is no surprise Far to Go was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Helen & Stan Vine Jewish Book Award. Yes, it takes place during the Holocaust, but it doesn’t leave you as depressed about humanity as other WWII fiction can. In 1939, Pavel and Anneliese Bauer are secular Jews whose lives are Continue Reading »

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (book review)

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When the first murmurings began about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society began (Literate Housewife, Hey Lady!, Diary of an Eccentric), I didn’t catch on soon enough. Then this summer, reviews began popping up all over (Savvy Verse & Wit, Maw Books, Becky’s Book Reviews, and the War Through the Generations Challenge) and I couldn’t ignore it! I had to read the book. I felt a little left out during Book Blogger Appreciation Week because I hadn’t read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but fortunately I’d already jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon! Did The Continue Reading »

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