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Subject: If you love character-driven fiction...
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 11/4/2010
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You should check out the recommendations below.  These books are full of characters who really come alive and are as unique and intersting as any person you might meet in real life.  I've put an asterisk by the books that hold the most interesting of characters I've come across in a while:

***Saving Fish From Drowning - there are multiple characters who steal the show, as well as a great mystery of a storyline and a dead person for a narrator!

**Middlesex - the characters in this novel span four generations and range from Greek peasants to Detroit mobsters!

**My Friend Leonard - the follow-up to A Million Little Pieces, this story is told in such a real-life narrative, you will feel you are personal friends with Leonard.  And he is perhaps the most interesting character of all!

*Loving Frank - historical fiction with the main characters being architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his longtime love (not his wife), Mamah. 

Alternatives to Sex - this book is not about sex, but is about a realtor and his passion for property.  Sound dull?  It's not.  Promise!

The Memory Keeper's Daughter - a nurse who follows her heart, a doctor who struggles to live with a wrong decision, a little girl with Downs Syndrome caught in the mix.  This is an excellent read.

If any of these interest you, they are all on my bookshelf.

Last Edited on: 7/18/11 12:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 2:52 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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The place to advertise your bookshelf is the book bazaar.

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 11:47 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2011
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I think just because the books are on her shelf doesn't mean she can't recommend them here. Maybe she really liked them and wants someone else to enjoy them too. I appreciate a good recommendation on a book someone really liked. It's different than advertising a special on your bookshelf or something.