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This is the second book of the 44 Scotland Street series. The series revolves around the residents of Scotland Street, Edinburgh. I have come to love the residents on this street. Some of them remind me of residents here in Westfield. I am particularly fond of young Bertie, who just wants to be a normal boy, but whose mother wants to raise him in a non-gendered way. This explains the pink overall that he is force to wear, but hates. I will be reading the remainder of the series to see how Bertie and the other lovable residents make out.
Title
Espresso Tales
Author
Alexander McCall Smith
Genre
fiction
Rating
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I love Wally Lamb and I loved this book. I felt very lucky to obtain an early copy to read. Like his previous works, Lamb tells the story of dysfunctional family, their relationships and how they manage to make their way in the world. This is a story of abuse, marriage, divorce and murder just to mention a few of the topics that are dealt with. I really recommend this book.
Title
We Are Water
Author
Wally Lamb
Genre
fiction
Rating
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This short little story has had a lasting effect on me. Often, out of the blue, the book comes back to me. I wonder how the characters could do what they did and think that their actions are okay. The entire book takes place over an evening out between two brothers and their wives. Both couples have teenaged sons, who have committed a terrible crime. The story is about the lengths that parents will go to to protect their children and the ways that they justify their actions. All in all, none of the characters are nice people, but I could not put it down.
Title
The Dinner
Author
Herman Koch
Genre
fiction
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