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Rainierbooks

Joined December 2019

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Amazing first read of a Ishiguro novel. Artificial intelligence, loneliness and love are just three topics the author explores in an easy readable book that will make you think about it long after you ve finished it.

CindyE09 Definitely check out Never Let Me Go if you enjoyed this. Very similar tone of writing and also a wonderful novel. 1y
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Weather: A novel | Jenny Offill
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"Nowhere feels like home anymore."

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Gripping fictitious memoir. Tash Aw us the voice of the fast changing Southeast Asia that leaves many behind and shows us that many issues are global.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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My best read yet this year. I loved this book that focuses on 11 women of color who almost all live in London. A very important voice in n British literature. Bernardine Evaristo starts her novel with a woman who directs a play in London. The afterparty of that play were some of the characters meet finishes a breathtaking novel that is written like a poem.

Leftcoastzen It was an exceptional read for me as well. 3y
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Brilliant. Loved the exquisite language, the depth of the stories that seem so real.

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Michael Connelly is a master in plotting. Los Angeles is his city. Many restaurants in which Bosch and Ballard eat. I want to try Musso's.

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Besides, after midnight is when it all happens in this town. I like the dark hours.

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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This is a very intelligent first novel. Kiley Reid wrote this in a café in Arkansas and at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. It is about Emira, a 25 yo Afro-American woman who works part-time as a babysitter for the rich white Chamberlain family in Philadelphia. Emira will soon drop out of her parents' health insurance

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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"One day, when Emira would say good-bye to Briar, she'd also leave the joy of somewhere to be, the satisfaction of understanding the rules, the comfort of knowing what's coming next, and the privilege of finding a home for yourself."

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Black River | S. M. Hulse
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Wesley is one of those Montana men whose mouths hardly move when they speak, for whom words are precious things they are loath to give up.

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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"It's a particular kind of pleasure, of intimacy, loving a book with someone."

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Mouthful of Birds | Samanta Schweblin
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When she reaches the road, Felicity understands her fate.

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Very sad, but beautiful novel. Stunning character descriptions and plotting. Short, but rich.

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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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"You know how you finish a bag of chips and you hate yourself? You know you‘ve done nothing good for yourself. That‘s the same feeling, and you know it is, after some digital binge. You feel wasted and hollow and diminished."

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Sorrow is food swallowed too quickly, caught in the throat, making it nearly impossible to breathe.

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The people of Okinawa have suffered enough, concludes Akemi Johnson in this thorough researched book. Shut down the bases. However, the American village(s) remain.

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Frying Plantain | Zalika Reid-Benta
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A book that made me hungry. 12 short stories about a Jamaican-Canadian family in Toronto with a lot of humor and brilliant character depictions.

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Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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Dark. Age. Death. Love. Drugs. Violence. Algeciras. Tangier. Wow, what a novel!

SamAnne I checked this out from the library but know I don't have time to read it so returned it so the next person on the hold list can enjoy. But oh, it looked great! 3y
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Based on a true background. Colson Whitehead tells the horrific story of two black boys in a correctional facility. With an unexpected turn.

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The Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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A brilliant dystopia, partly inspired by the diary of Anne Frank.

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I like that one by Keija Parssinen. Set in a steamy Texas town. Mercy Louis is growing up with her grandma and is a future basketball star. Then, things happen

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Very ambigious

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Xmas read

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Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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Am I the only one feeling like I m in a play by Harold Pinter when reading Kevin Barry's Night Boat To Tangier?

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