“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” –Haruki Murakami
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I found these two unrelated novels in my travels. I haven't read them yet but they sound interesting.
This is the remarkable story of survival and a child’s unique ability to pull through a harrowing fourteen-year cycle of neglect and abuse. The Keen household is strewn with the wreckage from mental illness and a brutal marriage that isn’t working, until Mary brings a Ouija Board home one day. The family begins to change dramatically and in the period of a few months they sell their home and all their belongings to move to Kabul, Afghanistan, where they plan to build an international church. But nothing lasts forever and it isn’t long before everything begins to unravel.
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Dr. Gideon Box, world-famous surgeon, is extremely good at his job. He’s never lost a patient…but he has issues. He’s antisocial. Doesn’t mix well with others. Breaks into people’s homes and assumes their identities. Occasionally kills other doctor’s patients. He’s had bad luck with women his entire life. Big surprise, right? His psychiatrist tells him to join a dating service. Tells him to seek women from small towns. Says they’ll possess basic core values, be less shallow and self-centered than the hookers and strippers he’s been dating. She tells him to take a week off and visit these women. Tells him to be positive, keep an open mind. So Dr. Box joins a dating website, spends two weeks narrowing down the candidates, and eventually settles on three small-town Kentucky women who seem to possess the qualities his psychiatrist recommended, as well as the one quality Dr. Box seeks: excessive horniness. He sets out to meet these women, starting with Faith Hemphill, who lives in Ralston, Kentucky. He flies to Nashville, rents a car, gets within two hours of Ralston…and meets a hot young waitress named Trudy Lake. Then all hell breaks loose.
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