FATES AND FURIES

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by Lauren Groff

The story of a marriage, told first by the husband and then by the wife.  Perspective is everything;  there are two sides to every story;  sometimes there are two stories.  Wonderful writing, riveting reading.

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THE PERFECT COMEBACK OF CAROLINE JACOBS

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By Matthew Dicks

Shy Caroline swears at the PTO president.  Her daughter gets suspended from high school.  The result is a road trip back home, so Caroline can deliver the comeback to an old friend who betrayed her years ago.  A breezily written meditation on how childhood experiences influence the adults we become.

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THE FALL OF PRINCES

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By Robert Goolrick

Young Rooney is flying high on Wall Street - money, drugs, women - until he crashes.  This semi-autobiographical novel is narrated by an older and much, much wiser Rooney.  Goolrick is a fascinating writer. (Try his memoir, THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.)

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