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Tinkers

Posted on Dec 26, 2011. See more in Fiction

by Paul Harding Bellevue Literary Press, 2009 Friend Mary Haab recommended Paul Harding’s debut novel – Tinkers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Perhaps – and I’ve been saying this often lately – you need to be a person of a certain age to appreciate, or should I say deeply appreciate, Harding’s novel. Or at least you need to have sat at the bedside of...

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The Sense of an Ending

Posted on Dec 26, 2011. See more in Fiction

by Julian Barnes Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 Someone I know, whose taste in books I respect, opened Julian Barnes’ latest book,A Sense of an Endingand said, “Read this first page.” Here is what I read: …what you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed. We live in time – it holds us and molds us – but I’ve never felt I understood...

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