My Review | A Man Called Ove

Grumpy old man with a heart of gold with a backstory. He cannot not do the right thing at least from his point-of-view. Funny book from Sweden. Continue reading

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My Review | Loud and Incredibly Close

Gut-wrenching story of a boy whose dad dies during the terror attack of 9/11. The boy is unusual. The story is a fable about dealing with grief and catastrophe. Also funny. Continue reading

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My Review | City of Thieves

Written by the Game of Thrones producer, I love this book’s lead characters and the intense and hilarious situations they find themselves in, set in Russia during WWII. Continue reading

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My Review | The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The first of many books set in and around WWII on the list. This book is a love letter to the power of literature, storytelling, great funny characters, real life and survival. Continue reading

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My Review | Seven Years in Tibet

A true-life adventure about a couple of dudes from Austria who escape a UK prison camp during WWII and find themselves in Tibet, the forbidden city with a very young Dali Lama. Continue reading

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My Review | Sugar Salt Fat

Each year there’s a nonfiction book that sticks with me, that I tell everyone about and this year it was this book about the process food industry, its history, breakthroughs and motivations. Continue reading

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My Review | Pastoralia

I loved this book because I felt like I found a kindred spirit in George Saunders. I connected with his offbeat sensibilities in this hilarious collection of short stories. Continue reading

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