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Haruki Murakami „Birthday Girl“

The works written by Japanese author Haruki Murakami are among library readers very popular. In…

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Min Jin Lee “Pachinko”

This might easily be one of the best fiction books written based on Korean and…

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Stephen King “Pet Sematary”

I don’t know what is it with Stephen King’s writing that gets readers hooked until…

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Haruki Murakami “1Q84”

It would be an understatement to say that this literary work is one of my…

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Mindy McGinnis “The Female of the Species”

A thought provoking, painful but achingly honest novel from the Edgar Award-winning author, exposing aspects…

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Mary Lynn Bracht “White Chrysanthemum”

“Some historians believe fifty thousand to two hundred thousand Korean women and girls were stolen,…

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Sally Nicholls “Ways to live forever”

This novel touches upon the sensitive topic of death and specifically death by cancer. It…

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Ned Vizzini “It’s kind of a funny story”

“Shhhhhh! Healing in progress.” Claig Gilner suffers from depression. Not because of loneliness, bullying, having…

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John Green “Paper Towns”

The citizens of Orlando, Florida are more than fine with their routine-filled life, managing between…

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Anne Tyler “The Beginner’s Goodbye”

There are millions of books about relationships between men and women, among them a considerable…

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Robin Sloan “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore”

A book about a bookstore… As librarian, I could not pass it up. Imagine yourself…

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Michael Morpurgo “Private Peaceful”

This book is a novel of contrasts: the young and the old; the weak and…

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Tan Twan Eng “The Garden of Evening Mists”

“From what you’ve been telling me, it’s just about aesthetics, isn’t it? The garden I…

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Mo Yan “Big Breasts and Wide Hips”

This book is a winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Mo Yan is most…

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Emma Donoghue “Room”

Room is a shocking, riveying, exhilarating story of unconquerable love and a diamond-hard bond between…