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CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH by M. E. Thomas

September 7, 2013

AN EXERCISE IN SELF-MYTHOLOGIZING more than a work of psychology, this memoir by a sociopath still intrigues. B MINUS

CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH : A LIFE SPENT HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
2013

Grade: B MINUS

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AFTERMATH by Rachel Cusk

August 5, 2013

THE END OF A MARRIAGE, explored in beautiful prose, but with so little candor that the memoir falls flat. B MINUS

AFTERMATH: ON MARRIAGE AND SEPARATION
Picador
2013

Grade: B MINUS

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MAY I BE HAPPY, by Cyndi Lee

May 20, 2013

A YOGA TEACHER, BUDDHIST practitioner shares thoughts for women on making peace with body and mind. Candid!

Grade: B MINUS

MAY I BE HAPPY: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, YOGA, AND CHANGING MY MIND
Dutton
2013

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THE DROWNING HOUSE, by Elizabeth Black

January 22, 2013

AN ARTIST RETURNS to Galveston, Texas, and searches the island’s history and her family’s secrets. Overwrought.

Grade: B MINUS

THE DROWNING HOUSE
Knopf Doubleday/Nan A. Talese Books
2013

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THOSE WE LOVE MOST, by Lee Woodruff

January 18, 2013

A CHILD’S SUDDEN DEATH fractures a family, reveals its secrets. Upper-middle-class melodrama, a bit formulaic.

Grade: B MINUS

THOSE WE LOVE MOST
Hyperion
2012

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THE MARSEILLE CAPER, by Peter Mayle

January 1, 2013

ELEGANT BUSINESS SKULDUGGERY and lovely evocations of Marseille and environs enliven a formulaic caper story.

Grade: B MINUS

THE MARSEILLE CAPER
Knopf Doubleday
2012

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GONE, by Cathi Hanauer

November 25, 2012

TALE OF AN UNRAVELING family has some truly lovely moments, but falls back too often on easy epiphanies.

Grade: B MINUS

GONE
Atria
2012

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TERMINAL POINT, by K. M. Ruiz

November 14, 2012

MUTANT PSYCHICS BATTLE for control of a post-apocalyptic Earth and its space colony. Lots of action!

Grade: B MINUS

TERMINAL POINT: A STRYKERS SYNDICATE NOVEL
St. Martin's
2012

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THE GENERAL’S MISTRESS, by Jo Graham

November 12, 2012

DASHING HISTORICAL IS crammed a bit too full, with kinky sex and psychic powers atop court intrigue, battles.

Grade: B MINUS

THE GENERAL'S MISTRESS
Gallery Books
2012

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A SENSE OF DIRECTION, by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

November 2, 2012

A YOUNG US WRITER’S memoir of three pilgrimages (including the famed Camino de Santiago) has wit, lacks oomph.

Grade: B MINUS

A SENSE OF DIRECTION: PILGRIMAGE FOR THE RESTLESS AND THE HOPEFUL
Penguin
2012

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