Archive for October 22nd, 2010

October 22, 2010

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

by Suzanne

A collection of 18 short essays devoted to the author’s life long love affair with books and language. Anne Fadiman gives a voice to the many delights that come with loving books. Eloquent and wise, a beautiful book and a must for all pathological book lovers.

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October 22, 2010

Inglorious: Joanna Kavanna

by Suzanne

A tragic comic novel and the funniest account of a nervous breakdown I’ve ever read. In a mock heroic quest for life, successful, dynamic Rosa packs in her job and leaves her settled life but her bid for freedom from the chains of everyday life turns into a blackly funny fall from grace. Kavanna has a truly original voice, a sharp, funny commentary on modern day life.

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