Saturday, May 19, 2012

Luminous Airplanes

By Paul La Farge

An interesting story of a person haunted by the ghost of his father, whom he's never met, and how it affected his life and decisions. Set in the year that spans somewhere between the 2000 election and 9/11, but goes back to the person's childhood and beyond. [245 pp.]

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

On the Divinity of Second Chances

By Kara McLaren

A very nice read told from the point of view of almost each and every character, and follows a few months in the life of a family that seems to be on the brink of falling apart. Here too, as in Now is the Time To Open Your Heart, there is an element of new-agey type of thing, but again, it is in good taste (or maybe I am new-agey myself?). [352 pp.]

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