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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I enjoy a good apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic novel, and I love literary fiction. Station Eleven gave me both. A flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the…

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki

In Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, memories of time spent in Japan visiting her professional violinist grandfather inspire Hana to play her violin in her…

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The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Let me start out by commenting on the physical book itself. The Strange Library has thick pages and opens in an interesting way. The top…

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a brief memoir by Haruki Murakami, written in pieces between 2005-2006. Whenever something came to…

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Two Lovely Berries by A. M. Blair

I first heard about Two Lovely Berries from Katie at Words for Worms. I’m a big fan of AMB’s blog, but had somehow missed that…

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