Fenwick Park Book Club

A Listmania! list by Allison K. (Falls Church, VA United States)
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Little Bee: A Novel
1.  Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
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  "The publishers "don't want to spoil" the story by revealing too much about it, and there's good reason not to tell too much. All you should know is that what happens on the beach is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple."
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The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries)
2.  The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries) by Chris Bohjalian
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  "After being given a portfolio of photographs taken by a recently deceased resident of the shelter, Bobbie Crocker, she becomes obsessed with questions surrounding what appears to be a picture of herself shot on the day of her attack."
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When the Elephants Dance
3.  When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
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  "Inspired by her father, who grew up in the Philippines under the Japanese occupation during WWII, Holthe writes about the experience from a variety of civilian perspectives. Set in Manila during the final week of the Japanese-American battle"
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The Hunger Games (Book 1)
4.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
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Stealing Buddha's Dinner
5.  Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
The list author says:
  "As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the desire to belong transmutes into a passion for American food."
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
6.  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See
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  "Her in-depth research into women's ceremonies and duties in China's rural interior brings fascinating revelations about arranged marriages, women's inferior status in both their natal and married homes, and the Confucian proverbs and myriad superstitions that informed daily life."
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Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
7.  Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
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  "offers readers a rare glimpse behind the scenes in Mario Batali's kitchen."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)
8.  The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy) by Lev Grossman
The list author says:
  "Mixing the magic of beloved children's fantasy classics (from Narnia and Oz to Harry Potter and Earthsea) with the sex, excess, angst, and anticlimax of life in college and beyond, Lev Grossman's Magicians reimagines modern-day fantasy for grownups. Quentin Coldwater lives in a state of perpetual melancholy, privately obsessed with his childhood books about the enchanted land of Fillory."
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A Girl Named Zippy
9.  A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
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  "Hers is less a formal autobiography than a collection of vignettes comprising the things a small child would remember: sick birds, a new bike, reading comics at the drugstore, the mean old lady down the street. The truths of childhood are rendered in lush yet simple prose;"
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Cutting for Stone
10.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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  "a doctor and a writer.the miracle of this novel is how organically the two are entwined. This is a first-person narration where the first-person voice appears to disappear, but never entirely; the voice addressing us begins from the womb!"
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Sarah's Key
11.  Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The list author says:
  "Julia soon learns that the apartment she and Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by Bertrand's family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before. She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants:"
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Blindness (Harvest Book)
12.  Blindness (Harvest Book) by Giovanni Pontiero
The list author says:
  "Get movie tie-in version instead? A man sitting in his car waiting for a traffic light to change is suddenly struck blind. But instead of being plunged into darkness, this man sees everything white, as if he "were caught in a mist or had fallen into a milky sea.It's also a love story, of sorts"
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The Great Gatsby
13.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings."
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The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
14.  The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International) by Cormac McCarthy
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  "a post-apocalyptic blight of gray skies that drizzle ash, a world in which all matter of wildlife is extinct, starvation is not only prevalent but nearly all-encompassing, and marauding bands of cannibals roam the environment with pieces of human flesh stuck between their teeth."
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy)
15.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
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  "3rd in the series."
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So Big
16.  So Big by Edna Ferber
The list author says:
  "Winner of the 1924 Pulitzer Prize, So Big is widely regarded as Edna Ferber's crowning achievement.A rollicking panorama of Chicago's high and low life, this stunning novel follows the travails of gambler's daughter Selina Peake DeJong as she struggles to maintain her dignity, her family, and her sanity in the face of monumental challenges."
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The Catcher in the Rye
17.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists."
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Girl in Translation
18.  Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
The list author says:
  "A resolute yet naÔve Chinese girl confronts poverty and culture shock with equal zeal when she and her mother immigrate to Brooklyn in Kwok's affecting coming-of-age debut. it is the portrayal of Kimberly's relationship with her mother that makes this more than just another immigrant story."
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Room: A Novel
19.  Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
The list author says:
  "Jack lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. WE READ: Overall enjoyed."
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The Devil in the White City:  Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
20.  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The list author says:
  "Details 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Tells architecture stories & H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as doctor. Dr. Holmes, believed to be responsible for scores of murders devised &erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims."
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Somewhat disappointing and tiresome 7 Dec 9, 2014
How do you access books through Kindle Prime? 0 Nov 29, 2014
a girl named zippy 0 Nov 22, 2014
world war two fiction 0 Nov 1, 2014
Catcher in the Rye should be banned... 90 Oct 14, 2014
Realistic ? 5 Aug 11, 2014
Why didn't the author tell us what apocalyptic event took place? 32 Aug 11, 2014
Why didn't the man and boy stay in the bunker? 21 Aug 11, 2014
Where does the story take place? 15 Aug 11, 2014
Length 0 Jul 14, 2014
Whatever happened to the *past* tense? 3 Jul 12, 2014
why are these novels banned? 11 Jun 26, 2014
 
   

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