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The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
Anna Katharine Green
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Skippy Dies
Paul Murray
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Florence Williams
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
How To Teach English
Jeremy Harmer
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs I love the idea: author uses authentic vintage photos and weaves a story around them. The effect of the book relies heavily on the photos (and a few letters) though, without which it wouldn't be as enchanting. There are times when it's like he just pulled that character out of thin air and made up a few requisite sentences or paragraphs of backstory just to support the photo and be able to work it into the narrative. But at least he chose the perfect genre, this mesh of fantasy/surreal/horror, to do it in. It kinda works.