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The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 10, 2014 tagged coming of ageliterary
    The story of a man who always wanted to be a writer but who lost every novel he ever wrote.

Witch Piss A Novel by Sam Pink (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on October 3, 2014 tagged literary
    A Chicago man bullshits and drinks with the street people in his neighborhood.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on October 3, 2014 tagged literary
    Benjamin becomes a caretaker for a boy named Trevor and takes him on a cross country trip to see Trevor’s father.

The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 22, 2014 tagged literary
    After 20 years in Chartres, Agnès is part of the village, and takes on the task of cleaning the cathedral.

The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer (1997)
    Reviewed by wally on August 22, 2014 tagged literarymystery
    An alcoholic philosopher and his would-be robber go on a crime spree.

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyjones on August 22, 2014 tagged literary
    An unhappy, awkward man goes on a walking trip in Germany to replicate a childhood journey.

Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 15, 2014 tagged literary
    After her life falls apart, art photographer Rebecca Winter tries to adjust to life in upstate New York.

Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 8, 2014 tagged graphic novelliterary
    Kids sacrifice a girl to the “monster” in the tunnel behind their elementary school. The incident touches many lives.

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 8, 2014 tagged literary
    A one-time writing wunderkind gives a brutally honest interview and becomes a celebrity again.

The Truth by Michael Palin (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 1, 2014 tagged literary
    A journalist celebrates an iconoclastic freedom fighter, but his publisher wants a scandal-ridden expose.

The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 25, 2014 tagged literary
    The three Yancey sisters' families come together for Christmas to try to shake off decades' worth of hurt.

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 11, 2014 tagged literary
    Thomas kidnaps and shackles his friend in an abandoned military base so they can talk.

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (2009)
    Reviewed by wally on July 11, 2014 tagged literarymystery
    Doc Sportello investigates a plot against his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend, a real estate mogul.

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith (2011)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on June 27, 2014 tagged literarymystery
    A young woman moves from city to city, finding clients who will pay her to kill.

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang, Chi-Young Kim, Nomoco (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 4, 2014 tagged literary
    Sprout wants to hatch a chick and enjoy the freedom of the barnyard instead of just laying eggs in the coop.

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 28, 2014 tagged literary
    A motivational speaker with trouble embracing her authentic self goes on a road trip with three friends.

The Millionaire and the Scrublady and Other Parables by William E. Barton (1990)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 14, 2014 tagged literaryshort stories
    Eighty parables penned by “Safed the Sage,” originally published in the early 20th century.

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on February 28, 2014 tagged graphic novelliteraryromance
    After Clementine dies, Emma experiences the intensity of their love by reading her diaries.

Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged literaryromanceshort stories
    Four strangers on a train share stories of love, loss, and missed connections.

Broken Piano for President by Patrick Wensink (2012)
    Reviewed by ang on February 21, 2014 tagged humorliterary
    A drunk masterminds burger industry innovations, negotiates a lucrative contract, and tries to solve a mystery.

The Property by Rutu Modan (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged graphic novelliterary
    Mica accompanies her grandmother to Warsaw to reclaim a piece of family real estate.

Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyjones on January 10, 2014 tagged cookbookhumorliterary
    Recipes for literature-inspired cocktails (with non-alcoholic options).

News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 10, 2014 tagged literaryshort stories
    Intertwining stories across generations tell the story of Bakerton, PA, a mining town in decline.

Through the Walls by Jean-Luc Cornette, Stéphane Oiry, Samantha Demers (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on January 3, 2014 tagged graphic novelliteraryscience fiction
    Slice-of-life short stories about people with the ability to walk through walls.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on January 3, 2014 tagged literary
    Sales are declining, but AJ loves his bookstore. His well-ordered life changes when a baby is abandoned there.

Roadside Picnic A New Translation by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, Olena Bormashenko (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on December 27, 2013 tagged literaryscience fiction
    Aliens abandoned advanced, incomprehensible technology on Earth. Desperate men try to retrieve it.

Squaring the Circle A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony by Gheorghe Sasarman, Ursula K. Le Guin (2013)
    Reviewed by wally on December 27, 2013 tagged fantasyliteraryscience fictionshort stories
    Short stories and fables about amazing, impossible, unreal cities.

Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan (2007)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged graphic novelliterary
    Koby and his father’s young lover try to figure out if his dad died in a recent suicide bombing.

The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 13, 2013 tagged literary
    Gwen’s husband dies and her sister is divorced and broke. They try to build new lives in New York.

The Rime of the Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes (2012)
    Reviewed by dawnrutherford on December 13, 2013 tagged graphic novelliterarypoetry
    A man on a park bench listens to a strange tale about a doomed boat journey.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013)
    Reviewed by ang on October 25, 2013 tagged fantasyliterary
    Visiting his home town, a man rememembers when he and a childhood friend unleashed a malignant darkness on the world.

The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah (2013)
    Reviewed by ang on October 11, 2013 tagged literary

The Beach of Falesá by Robert Louis Stevenson (2005)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 13, 2013 tagged classichistorical fictionliterary

An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged historical fictionliterary

We Live in Water by Jess Walter (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged literaryshort stories

Benediction by Kent Haruf (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged literary

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (2012)
    Reviewed by dawnrutherford on August 23, 2013 tagged coming of ageliterary

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged literary

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (2013)
    Reviewed by wally on August 23, 2013 tagged fantasyliterary

The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich (2005)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged historical fictionliterary

The Threads of the Heart by Carole Martinez, Howard Curtis (2013)
    Reviewed by davidtomashek on August 23, 2013 tagged literary

Trafalgar by Angélica Gorodischer, Amalia Gladhart (2013)
    Reviewed by wally on August 9, 2013 tagged fantasyliteraryscience fiction

Iron Or, The War After by S.M. Vidaurri (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 26, 2013 tagged coming of agegraphic novelliterary

Abelard A Magical Graphic Novel by Renaud Dillies, Regis Hautière, Joe Johnson (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 19, 2013 tagged graphic novelliterary

Genius by Steven T. Seagle, Teddy Kristiansen (2013)
    Reviewed by ang on July 19, 2013 tagged graphic novelliterary

The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literarynonfiction

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literarynonfiction

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on May 3, 2013 tagged literaryscience fiction

Grendel by John Gardner (1989)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by guest on March 29, 2013 tagged literary
    In this story of the lonely monster from Beowulf, Grendel wasn't always evil. We made him that way.

The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich (2013)
    Reviewed by davidtomashek on March 29, 2013 tagged fantasyliteraryshort stories
    A humorous collection of fantastic stories that explores the pitfalls of romance from a male perspective.

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