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Badenheim 1939
Aharon Appelfeld, Dalya Bilu
Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I
Tracy Borman
Kristin Cashore
Battle for Empire
Sam Barone
The Tiger's Wife - Téa Obreht The prose in and of itself was lovely but it was so. boring. And I say this as someone who loves reading for language. I can read chapters and chapters where nothing happens so long as I feel that I'm getting to know a character, a situation, or an environment better. This book had things that happened but they seemed to happen just because, and I didn't know any of the characters well enough to care about what was happening to them (or should I say around them). The writing was beautiful but that just wasn't enough this time.