Possibilities for Woodloch Pines MLK Weekend Book Club

A Listmania! list by Deborah Steinig (Baltimore, MD)
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Netherland (Vintage Contemporaries)
1.  Netherland (Vintage Contemporaries) by Joseph O'Neill
The list author says:
  "Once again, an Irishman's take on post-9/11 NY, with a multi-culti slant and an emphasis on cricket.  Rave critical reviews (reportedly Barak Obama loves it too).  Mixed reader reviews -- not a page-turner."
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Chronic City (Vintage Contemporaries)
2.  Chronic City (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jonathan Lethem
The list author says:
  "This was one of our candidates last year, and was on the Book Review's ten best list for 2009."
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Motherless Brooklyn
3.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
The list author says:
  "This one actually looks slightly more interesting to me than "Chronic City."  Protagonist is a detective with Tourette's syndrome."
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Brooklyn: A Novel
4.  Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin
The list author says:
  "While we're on the NY theme."
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The Children's Book
5.  The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt
The list author says:
  "Reportedly excellent.  Long but I'm guessing quite readable."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Special Topics in Calamity Physics
6.  Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
The list author says:
  "This one also gets very mixed reader reviews, but I think I'd like it.  A colleague of mine also thinks I'd like it (although she and I rarely like the same books).  My pickiest book club friend did not like it."
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Mating: A Novel
7.  Mating: A Novel by Norman Rush
The list author says:
  "Karen, did you ever read this one?  It was a must-read about 15 years ago but I never got around to it."
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, A Novel
8.  The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, A Novel by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Seems to be the must-read book of the moment?"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Cloud Atlas: A Novel
9.  Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell
The list author says:
  "This one's considered classic Mitchell.  (Might be a bit too untraditional structurally for Daddy's taste.)"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,674 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Mr. Peanut (Borzoi Books)
10.  Mr. Peanut (Borzoi Books) by Adam Ross
The list author says:
  "I'm very interested in reading this one, but will have to do so on the sly.  Opens with death by peanut, as the title & the cover's death-head together suggest.  (The husband is accused, and the book goes on to explore his marriage as well as the marriages of the two detectives.)  Probably not a good idea to have 3 copies of this floating around Woodloch Pines."
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The Museum of Innocence
11.  The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
The list author says:
  "Looks good, but is probably easy enough for me to read on my own even without the incentive of a book club discussion."
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Zeitoun
12.  Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
The list author says:
  "A Syrian-American helping neighbors post-Karina is accused of terrorism.  Times Book Review describes as "character-driven potboiler."  Sounds fun but not necessarily discussion-worthy."
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American Music
13.  American Music by Jane Mendelsohn
The list author says:
  "This one's a novel-in-stories, which I know is not Daddy's favorite -- this list is starting to double as record-keeping for myself of my mean-to-read list."
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Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It
14.  Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy
The list author says:
  "More stories -- see above."
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Where to start with Mitchell: here or with Cloud Atlas? 20 Apr 29, 2014
Master of Go 5 Apr 29, 2014
Who killed Hannah Schneider? 54 Apr 1, 2014
Kindle version missing part of first story 10 Mar 17, 2014
Any stories similar to Cloud Atlas? 7 Jan 28, 2014
'Godonism' or 'Cloud Atlas?' 0 Jan 26, 2014
Dissapointing that the publisher is charging 33% MORE for the kindle version. 5 Jul 18, 2013
anyone know? 4 Mar 7, 2013
What was corrected in Cloud Atlas correction? 2 Feb 13, 2013
Not liking the cover for the kindle version 1 Feb 5, 2013
List of Characters in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 8 Dec 6, 2012
What happens to Zachary? 1 Oct 23, 2012
 
   

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