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THE ART OF SLEEPING ALONE by Sophie Fontanel

October 5, 2013

AN EXPERIMENT IN CELIBACY, recounted in a poetic, intriguing, disarmingly open memoir from a French writer. B PLUS

THE ART OF SLEEPING ALONE: WHY ONE FRENCH WOMAN SUDDENLY GAVE UP SEX
Scribner
2013

Grade: B PLUS

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NEPTUNE’S BROOD by Charles Stross

October 4, 2013

BRILLIANT INTERSTELLAR CAPER novel reimagines the “bank heist” plot in a vividly drawn far-future setting. B PLUS

NEPTUNE’S BROOD
Ace Hardcover
2013

Grade: B PLUS

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THE TRANSLATOR by Nina Schuyler

October 3, 2013

GORGEOUS, POWERFUL NOVEL about language, translation, and the difficulties of love and loss. Lovely and rich. A MINUS

THE TRANSLATOR
Pegasus Books
2013

Grade: A MINUS

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THE DAYLIGHT GATE by Jeanette Winterson

October 2, 2013

SAVAGE, BEAUTIFUL REIMAGINING of a 1612 English witch trial by the amazing Jeanette Winterson. Haunting! A MINUS

THE DAYLIGHT GATE
Grove Press
2013

Grade: A MINUS

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DON’T CALL ME INSPIRATIONAL by Harilyn Rousso

October 1, 2013

FIERCE, FUNNY, IRREVERENT memoir by a disability rights activist, therapist, and painter with cerebral palsy. SOLID B

DON’T CALL ME INSPIRATIONAL
Temple University Press
2013

Grade: SOLID B

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