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favourite fiction

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Roots
Roots
"One of the most moving books I've read.  Couldn't put it down until it was finished.  Stunning"
The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
"Although long and hard going, well worth the effort.  Made me cry.  lots!!"
Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
"Absorbing story, and the love story aspect isn't too slushy"
Five Quarters Of The Orange
Five Quarters Of The Orange
"Much better than Chocolat.  Joanne Harris is one of the best writers I've read.  I've got every book"
The Weight Of Water
The Weight Of Water
"One of Anita Shreve's better books.  Another weepy that sticks with you for a while"
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs Of A Geisha
"Read this thinking it couldn't possibly live up to the hype.  It did and then some.  Fantastic"
A Walk In The Woods
A Walk In The Woods
"Laughed and laughed.  Love Bill Bryson's books, but something about this one makes it stand out from the others.  Found it so funny I bought the audio tape too.  Buy this book"
Waiting to Exhale
Waiting to Exhale
"first terry mcmillan book that I read, enjoyed it so much I read all her others"
Year of Wonders
Year of Wonders
"fascinating true story about a plague village. I read it in one sitting"
Behind The Scenes At The Museum
Behind The Scenes At The Museum
"a very bizarre, but wholly engrossing novel, sad and funny in equal measures"
The Siege
The Siege
"Harrowing, compelling reading.  One of the best novels I've read recently"
Birdsong (Vintage War)
Birdsong (Vintage War)
"brilliant.  Another one that more than lived up to the hype.  Made me cry again!!"