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Hi Jo, I think I would give Hotel on the Corner of Bitter Sweet 4 stars and In the Lake of the Woods about 2 stars. I read Hotel... longer ago but I am still able to recall the story better than Lake of the Woods. I had wanted to read Lake of the Woods for a long time because I was born in Lake of the Woods, MN but if it wasn't for the nostalgia it brought out in me I probably would give it 1 star.
I would not call Needled to Death and A Deadly Yarn great quality literature. More comfort literature, I guess I would call it :o) They are written centered around a knitting shop in a small Colorado town. Sort of amazing how many people the main character knows who end up dead!
How did you like The Book Thief? I've read it twice, the second time for a book club, and it was just as good if not better the second time around.
Hi Jo. I really recommend Reading Lolita in Tehran, esp. if its already on your list. Obviously the story is told from a very well educated woman's point of view, concequently she is liberal and democratic. But it tells of a completely different culture and ideology than we are "fed" by the media. I haven't read Lolita or James or some of the others she talks about in the book - perhaps you have, and I am sure that if you have it will be all the more enjoyable! You would probably enjoy the Reluctant Fundamentalist too, it was a more thought provoking bestseller than I expected. If you want something "off the wall" try Death and the Penguin - its an adorable quirky comedy about a writer with a pet penguin who accidentally gets wound up in the Russian mafia!