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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is getting quite a lot of recognition at the moment and in my opinion, most deservedly so. This is the second novel of hers that I’ve read. 463 more words

On Mothers and Daughters

By Tasha Cotter

Lately, I’ve been immersed in two dazzling books: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams. 881 more words


'My Name is Lucy Barton', Elizabeth Strout

I bought this book for my Kindle after reading a short synopsis on The Guardian after the book was longlisted for the Man Booker, and quickly decided it was a book I would love. 846 more words

Booker Shortlist 2016: the blood-letting of Coetzee and Strout

Once more unto the breach.

The Shortlist is upon us. I protest I have not the time read them, yet I’ve never let this stop me from opining with gusto. 713 more words


Diary, Essays or Novel? [A Review]

My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout


This is one of those books that leave me with a “hmmm…”.

At times, I felt like I was reading a Japanese novel because of the tone. 347 more words

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Man Booker 2016:my wishlist

There was no way I could read all 13 of the long listed titles for this year’s Man Booker Prize in the short time available until the shortlisting is announced on September 13. 1,554 more words

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Seven Favorite Book Review Discoveries

One of the cool things about doing the book reviews for WKAR’s Current State and this website is when I discover a book or author that might have slipped through the literary cracks if it wasn’t for that review copy in my hand. 158 more words

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