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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Joshua Greene
The Wisdom Of The Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
Luc Ferry

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami Lovely, strange, and really captured the painful beauty of transitioning from teen to young adult. Having recently read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, I was tickled to find some parallel themes and motifs in this earlier work. In contrast to the later Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood was less masterful and darkly magical. It was more a quirky mainstream, more tender in its treatment of characters, and created an offbeat sweetness I'll always remember.