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    Russell Banks - "Rule of the Bone"
    Jonathan Coleman - "Exit the Rainmaker"
    John Irving - "A Prayer for Owen Meanie"
    Barbara Kingsolver "The Poisonwood Bible"
    J. T. Leroy - "Sarah"
    John Kennedy O'Toole - "Confederacy of Dunces"
    Anna Quindlen - "Black and Blue"
    Jose Saramago - "Blindness"
    Alice Sebold - "Lovely Bones"
    David Sedaris - "Me Talk Pretty One Day"

    This is the best I can do narrowing it down. Please suggest any books that should be omitted from this list... I'm not good at rejecting books, especially considering I've never even read any of them. I'm kind of tied to my two books, but I've never read them, so I don't want you guys to be forced to read them if they're not good. Greenflute, Ms. Assertive, please help me narrow down the list!!!

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    I am one of the very, very, few who did not like Black and Blue. But I'll read it again for the sake of discussing why I didn't like it, if everyone chooses it.
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    Anna. You can take mine out! I still have to read it for my own book club though. All the others are cool with me though.
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    hazy, can you please give a synopsis of Leroy's and Sedaris' and O'Toole's books?

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    I loved poison wood bible but it is long and it was an Oprah.. but its good1

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    Originally posted by greenflute98
    Anna. You can take mine out! I still have to read it for my own book club though. All the others are cool with me though.
    I'd love to discuss it with you when you're done, GF. Just let me know.
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    Ok thanks, Paulie. I'm apprehensive about reading it now, since I saw your discription. I wasn't the one that chose it in my book club. I'm looking forward to seeing what it's all about though.
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    If you bog down completely while reading it, I can give you the Cliffs Notes version.

    Honestly, it's not a bad book. It's just a lot of work with very little reward at the end.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    Okay, I went to Amazon and here is the book info:

    Russell Banks - "Rule of the Bone"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
    1996, 4.5 stars, 400 pages

    Jonathan Coleman - "Exit the Rainmaker"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
    1999, 4.5 stars, 288 pages

    John Irving - "A Prayer for Owen Meanie"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...056197-7568055
    1990, 4.5 stars, 640 pages

    Barbara Kingsolver "The Poisonwood Bible"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
    1999, 4 stars, 560 pages

    J. T. Leroy - "Sarah"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...056197-7568055
    2000, 4 stars, 150 pages

    Anna Quindlen - "Black and Blue"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...056197-7568055
    1999, 4 stars, 384 pages

    Jose Saramago - "Blindness"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...056197-7568055
    1999, 4 stars, 352 pages

    Alice Sebold - "Lovely Bones"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
    2002, 4 stars, 288 pages

    David Sedaris - "Me Talk Pretty One Day"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...056197-7568055
    2001, 4 stars, 272 pages

    Well, every book got 4 or 4.5 stars, except one book with 2.5, so I omitted it...

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    Based on the descriptions PLEASE tell me if there is any book that you REALLY don't want to read!

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