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When Books Get Bigger Than The Words On The Page

The first one that comes to my mind is probably The Great Gatsby. It is well known for being one of the great American novels – something that most of us read by the time we are through college (and most likely before that). 375 more words


Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad

The one was a long time coming.  For whatever reason, I have been passing over Jennifer Egan’s novel for the past two or three years in bookstores.   450 more words


A Visit From the Goon Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan
Winner: 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award, 2010 LA Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2010 Salon Book Award for Fiction, 2011 Tournament of Books Winner, 2010 NYT Notable Book of the Year, 2011 ALA Notable Book… 1,231 more words

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I put this book on my to-read list while reading Dani Shapiro’s… 245 more words