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Initial post: Dec 26, 2009 8:53:07 AM PST
I have just finished reading "Those Who Save Us" by Jenna Blum.
This is outstanding. If you can, and want to read about the Holocaust and want to understand some of the why and how, I suggest this fine book. I could not put this book down. This is literature at its best. The story is not the usual and the prose flawlwess. A must read for any avid reader.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009 6:11:49 PM PST
I can't name just one!
"Mudbound" by Hilary Jordan
"A Long Way gone" by Ishmael Beah
"Three Weeks with My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks
"Skeletons at the Feast" by Chris Bohjalian
"Jesusland" by Julia Scheeres
"The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2009 7:24:09 PM PST
If you want a fresh, astounding, & new angle on the Holocaust -- from the perspective of a young German girl, narrated by "Death" -- then read "The Book Thief." It's unforgettable.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 11:17:20 AM PST
I The Jury says:
You can't go wrong with Richard Russo's "Nobody's Fool." It's funny, sad, and beautifully written.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 1:55:27 PM PST
Annie B says:
"The Help." Great read. Not about the Holocaust, however.

Posted on Jan 3, 2010 10:19:27 AM PST
L. M. Keefer says:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry.

My favorite novel from the past 20 years. It's deep without being tragic--it's humorous, quirky...author is philosophy prof in France who now lives in Kyoto, Japan.

Posted on Jan 3, 2010 4:12:37 PM PST
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, makes the case for writing as a transformational tool for human survival. The narrative is exceptionally crafted and compelling.

Posted on Jan 4, 2010 1:50:47 PM PST
A fine balance - rohantan mistry, not to be missed

Posted on Jan 4, 2010 2:12:00 PM PST
Iwo by the same author. The Secret Magdalene: A Novel and Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria (Volume 1). Why is say Volume I I do not know. It's one one complete book. Something to do with amazon I expect.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 12:02:16 PM PST
The Sun Also Rises- Hemingway and All Quiet On The Western Front-Remarque

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2012 6:50:49 AM PST
Fayefaye says:
"The Book Thief" is an amazing book. It was well written, moving, and an excellent read.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2012 9:30:50 AM PST
Lou Jones says:
"And Then the Monarchs Flew Away" Wow! For those who like to think about things and ask the big questions.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 7:11:15 PM PST
Frank Mundo says:
Becoming Alice is a memoir of a Holocaust survivor. I got to interview her once. Amazing story.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 8:58:22 PM PST
John Logan says:
Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 3:34:41 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 9:28:02 AM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
I second Hunger by Knut Hamsun.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 6:59:24 PM PDT
Rose Mccrink says:
life of Pi - one of the worst books i have ever read

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 3:14:11 PM PDT
I really enjoyed a book I recently read called "The Admirers" by Norton MacKay. I've been telling everyone about it. Extremely short, but incredibly moving book about relationships. Takes place in Alabama.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 1:03:27 PM PDT
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Pat says:
The Book Thief, an excellant book. Well worth your time.

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 7:14:18 PM PDT
S. L. Parker says:
Child 44 (Leo Demidov) and

City of Thieves: A Novel

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 7:57:57 AM PDT
Marion Stein says:
Just finished reading The Mirage. Yes, it belongs in literary fiction. It really is a worthy successor to The Man in the High Castle.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 3:58:51 AM PDT
Who can forget Angela's Ashes? Simply unforgettable!

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 4:19:14 AM PDT
200IM says:
The Professor and the Housekeeper, The March, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, Life of Pi, The Poisonwood Bible

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 9:17:03 AM PDT
Rett01 says:
I keep coming back to John Fowles' "The Magus." And there's early McMurtry "Moving On." They're both books that give us reason to read.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 5:28:09 PM PDT
Daisychains of Silence by Catherine MacLeod is an elegant and moving story, and one of the few books I wanted to read twice for it's beauty and honesty. I see the book hasn't gotten much attention on Amazon, but if you check out the free sample, I believe you might like it.
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