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From My Purr-spective

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is a recently published novel which has been translated from Japanese. The novel is written in the first-person. What makes it unique is that a cat named Nana is the narrator. Satoru is … Continue reading

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Family By Choice

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg is a philosophical tale about life. The recent fiction novel centers on a widower named Arthur, his unhappy neighbor Lucille, and a high school loner named Maddy. During one of Arthur’s daily … Continue reading

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Footprints

The Deal of a Lifetime is a new novella by Fredrik Backman. The unusual story requires a short amount of time to read, but took me a good while to contemplate. Told in the first-person, a father with cancer meets a … Continue reading

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Saab

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait. Ove is a 59-year-old man living … Continue reading

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Red Ball

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley moved me from laughter to tears. I knew absolutely nothing about this novel other than its catchy title and popularity which further increased my astonished reaction to it. When Ted, a forty-something gay … Continue reading

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Primate Connections

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel is an unusual novel. I am unsure what to make of it. The novel consists of three interrelated stories. I thought the first two stories were quite bizarre, but the final story was … Continue reading

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Before His Time

James Agee died before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Death in the Family, was completed. The book was edited and published posthumously.  I share this story about the novel because as I read it, it seemed to me as if … Continue reading

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