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FRANCES GALE LE GOFF
Dec 14 2017
"Impossible to put this book down until the end (actually the ending is the only part of the book which seems a tad contrived). Hilarity is only one of the weapons used to excoriate the church-dominated, narrow-minded insensitive side of the othe..." Permalink
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ownedbydoxies
Dec 14 2017
"Omigosh!, what a great book. By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it's just a great read. It's pretty huge, but don't be put off by its size, because it reads so well, you'll just find yourself promising 'only one more page', before putting it do..." Permalink
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bronteside
Dec 14 2017
"John Boyne’s latest delivers like its predecessors: A History of Violence and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas The novel scans decades, connecting the various lives within six degrees of separation. The characters slam up against one another, to..." Permalink
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sgcf made a comment Dec 14 2017
"I loved this narrating character, Cyril Avery – his emotional search for identity, for a sense of home, and his tough examination of Ireland’s history, controlled and damaged by the Catholic Church. ALL the characters were complexly drawn and so r..." Permalink
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sgcf moved a title to their Completed shelf Dec 14 2017
From the beloved New Yor k Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas , a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland .

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery--or at least that's...
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