9 Books You'd Recommend to Anyone

July 29, 2014 3:20 PM

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"Bloom enlivens her story with understated humor as well as offbeat and unforgettable characters. Despite a couple of anachronisms, this is a hard-luck coming-of-age story with heart." On a journey from Ohio to Hollywood to Long Island to London in the 1940s, a couple of plucky half sisters continually reinvent themselves with the help of an unconventional assortment of friends and relatives. Read full book review.

"More of a detour than a natural progression for the author, whose fans will nevertheless find this as engaging as it is provocative." One of America's finest fiction writers returns with an audaciously allegorical novella about sleep deprivation in an age of sensory overload. Read full book review.

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