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    Review & share your favorite book/author here

    hi y'all - just a little brain surge i had while reading the summer reading list post. i thought this would be a way of sharing our favorite authors and titles for those who are looking for something new to read.

    i'll start by recommending anything by Kaye Gibbons - i just found her about a month ago, at the library. I read Ellen Foster http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Foster , then A Virtuous Woman and I am currently reading Charms for the easy life. her writing flows and I can get into the characters' mindset very easily.

    other authors that i recommend are Isabel Allende, Augusten Burroughs and Margaret Atwood.
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    This probably won't be very eloquent but my favorite present author is Elizabeth Berg. She can write a woman's feelings and emotions better than anyone I've ever read. She will describe a very vague feeling with utmost precision. The kind of thing that makes you go "YES! That's IT!" When you're reading it. If I were to recommend a few of her best (to me) They would be Range of Motion, Durable Goods, and Joy School..But really all of her books are great..

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    My favorite author is Thomas Mann. I reread The Magic Mountain every couple years. As far as contemporary authors, I really like David Mitchell and Haruki Murakami.

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    Ann Patchett for me!
    Bel Canto
    The Magician's Assistant
    and
    also
    Donna Tartt
    who wrote
    The Little Friend, which is maybe my favorite book of all time.

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    Ahhh..I forgot about Donna Tartt. She's also on my favorites list.

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    Anything by Terry Pratchett! (Love an author who is smart and funny!)

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    I love Jeanette Winterson - her books regularly fall into the category where I force my copy on a friend and then tap my foot until they have finished so that I can talk about them with someone.

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    I can't get enough of David Sedaris. I think he's so funny, his stories are so interesting, and his family is so... Unique.
    I also love Laurie Notaro and Jennifer Weiner.

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    I just read Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day, and there were many episodes of me laughing out loud in public places....I'm definitely going to pick some more of his stuff up. LAtely, I've been in an essay mood, so I've been reading Sarah Vowell, and Jonathan Franzen....fiction wise I enjoy Jeffrey Eugenides, Tracy Chevalier, Barbara Kingsolver, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Emile Zola.

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    I am really into Phillipa Gregory right now. I ready The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin Earth and I am hooked. The books are well written and totally held my attention from beginning to end.


 
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