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Jennifer Lawrence is a versatile actress known for her roles in 'Winter’s Bone,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'X-Men' and 'Joy.' She won an Oscar for her role in 'Silver Linings Playbook.'
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The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory - Jun 04, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: The love of a kingWhen Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realises just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots a...
Jennifer Lawrence
Nov 02, 2016
Gregory is one of my favorite authors. I've always loved history, and she makes it...salacious.      source
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger - May 01, 1991 (first published in 1951)
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The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for u...
Jennifer Lawrence
Nov 02, 2016
I'm so drawn to Salinger's view of society back then, and to his sarcasm.      source
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour
An Introduction
J. D. Salinger - May 01, 1991 (first published in 1955)
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The last book-length work of fiction by J. D. Salinger published in his lifetime collects two novellas about "one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully realized families in all fiction" (New York Times). These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass--the eldest son of J. D. Salinger's fictional Glass famil...
Jennifer Lawrence
Nov 02, 2016
I don't think there's ever been anything like these characters in American literature.      source
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy - Sep 15, 2014 (first published in 1877)
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Tolstoy published Anna Karenina in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as, "the best ever ...
Jennifer Lawrence
Apr 12, 2012
I really wasn't expecting to like it. I thought I wouldn't want to finish an 800-page book, but then I started slowing down and reading the same chapters over and over. You fall in love with the characters; you grow up with.      source