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Bobcat and Other Stories
Rebecca Lee
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The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
Robert Darnton
Duncan the Wonder Dog
Adam Hines
The House on Fortune Street - Margot Livesey Livesey is exploring the disconnect the exists between our unstated private desires and feelings and the desires/feelings we choose to present to the world and the harm it does. Using four different characters (each one connected to a British author - Keats, Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Bronte/Virginia Woolf, and Charles Dickens - who know each other she explores the assumptions they (and we as readers) make and the consequences of those assumptions. I thought is was an extremely skillful book, that easily avoids pathos despite an incident that would lend itself to such a presentation. Now, all I have to do is figure out who I want to give the book to so I can talk to them about it!