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BKLYN BookMatch: Robertson Davies Read-Alikes

For fans of Canadian author Robertson Davies. These titles all have something in common with Davies' work--deftly observed humorous social commentary, observations on the creative spirit, theatrical musings, and/or a frank intellectual interest in the soul and the mystical. This list may also interest fans of Haruki Murakami, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and other writers of human frailty with a whiff of brimstone. This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a reader. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here:

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Jorge Louis Borges ; edited by Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby ; with an invitation by William Gibson. |

Mazel (t)

Rebecca Goldstein. |

A Jewish actress in Warsaw begins anew in America, where her legacy of vitality and independence--and her penchant for story-telling--endures in her daughter, a sixties intellectual, and granddaughter, a mathematician.

Geek love

Katherine Dunn. |

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset.

Dingley Falls

by Michael Malone. |


A.S. Byatt. |

Harpo speaks-- about New York

by Harpo Marx with Rowland Barber ; with an introduction by E.L. Doctorow. |

Slings & arrows.

Rhombus Media Inc. ; produced in association with the Movie Network ... [et al.] ; producers, Sari Friedland, Daniel Iron ; writers, Susan Coyne, Bob Martin, Mark McKinney ; director, Peter Wellington. |