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About meI live to read and read to live. I am a library trustee, former President of Friends of the Library, mom, wife, "Class Flower Child of 1970", and activist. I feel so lucky to live in The Bluest State, where we led the way on marriage equality and where no people have married hamsters (yet). Here at work I display my collection of photos with my favorite authors/illustrators: Tom Perrotta, Elinor Lipman, Jane Smiley, Walter Mosley, Larry McMurtry, Roz Chast, Maira Kalman, Lynda Barry, Eric Kraft, Andy Borowitz, Dave Barry, Larry McMurtry, Ron Rash, David Rees, and Russell Banks. I was too shy to ask Richard Price or he would be up there too.
I love great books made into anything better than awful movies. Skipped "The Golden Compass" movie but loved Ed Harris/Robert B. Parker's "Appaloosa" and LOTR.

About my libraryI only keep what I plan to reread or to pass on to my daughter, who prefers fanfiction.com.

GroupsBostonians, Made into a Movie, MyPeopleConnection Book Clubs

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Real nameEileen

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Sending you my top 10 list for 2013 because you mentioned liking "coming of age" novels.

For just the unusual and creative...

1. Life After Life both by Kate Atkinson
2. Behind The Scenes At The Museum

When compiling this list I noticed most of my favorites this year have been about
plucky pre or adolescent characters that overcome daunting circumstances.

3. The Center Of Everything - Laura Moriarty
4. After Her - Joyce Maynard
5. Labor Day - Joyce Maynard
6. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
7. Orphan Train - Christina Baker Klein
8. Is This Tomorrow - Caroline Leavitt

9. Sliver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
10.The Beginner's Goodbye- Anne Tyler

Honorable Mention
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
The Storyteller - Jodie Picoult
Started Early,Took The Dog - Kate Atkinson

Non-Fiction
Call The Midwife,Book 1 - Jennifer Worth

I read an all time high number (48) books this year. Not
bragging,just INSANE!!!!!!
Hello Eileen.
Thank you for your reply. I did check out your show and have put it into my bookmarks
so that I can stay current with it. I like the men who read as alas my two daughters
read,one cum laude English major grad from Rutgers U. but my son and husband do not.

I read Margot back in Dec. when it first became known to me. Nothing has ever moved me
as much as the story of Anne Frank when I first read it at age 14. Ever since I have
read many books on her. Did you read The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank? I liked it but not
as much as Margot.
I really enjoyed your short,sweet and true review of Lauren Grodstein's
The Explanation For Everything. I got the book as an early reviewer book
and enjoyed it also really liking Andy so much. So true in his grief.
I had the pleasure of going to an author tea this past Sunday in Haddonfield,NJ.
A town settled by Quaker,Elizabeth Haddon is 1702. In fact the building the tea
was held in is almost that old. Grodstein herself was a great,engaging
speaker. She talked of how she came to write this novel and her last,about the process
of being a writer and the tricky publishing world today.
She was completely unaware of us every day,non professional book reviewers on
LibraryThing,Goodreads and Amazon.Com She said she did not read reviews as she
had seen one that was anti semetic! I told her these communities were very friendly
for the most part even when being critical.
I see we have 105 books read in common!
I too am an old hippie class of 1972.
R. Honey
FYI, I uploaded a cover for "Extraordinary People" in case you want to use it.
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