值得珍藏的英文小说 上
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House of Sand and Fog By Andre Dubus III; 365 pages
 
Because as much as it hurt, we couldn't look away.
 
Combining unadorned realism with profound empathy, House of Sand and Fog is a devastating1 exploration of the American Dream gone awry2.
 
Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert; 352 pages
 
Because we'll probably never embark3 on a trip like this -- in fact, we're sitting in a cubicle4. But we adored going along for the ride.
 
Culinary delights, rigorous spiritual searching and exhilarating romance (in that order) were all in store, and we devoured5 every detail. Afterward6, we couldn't stop talking about Gilbert's adventures in self-discovery -- and our own.
 
The Secret Life of Bees By Sue Monk7 Kidd; 336 pages
 
Because three awesome8 beekeepers taught us about the value of mothering ourselves.
 
With its "hive" of great characters and its uplifting message of self-empowerment, Bees was the novel for mothers and daughters of all ages to share.
 
The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver; 560 pages
 
Because Barbara Kingsolver has a sneaky way of making us more empathic.
 
This novel features five narrators, observing and commenting the clash of cultures, the struggle to overcome stifling9 conventions, and the preservation10 of heritage.
 
The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver; 560 pages
 
Because Barbara Kingsolver has a sneaky way of making us more empathic.
 
This novel features five narrators, observing and commenting the clash of cultures, the struggle to overcome stifling conventions, and the preservation of heritage.
 
Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen; 350 pages
 
Because who doesn't love a pachyderm and a happy ending?
 
This depression-era tale of life with a third-rate traveling circus centers on orphaned11 animal caretaker Jacob, the woman he loves and her cruel and abusive husband, who happens to be the boss.
 
The Remains12 of the Day By Kazuo Ishiguro; 245 pages
 
Because the anguish13 of unrequited love makes for riveting14 reading.
 
This quiet, heart-piercing novel showed us the cost of misplaced loyalties15 and missed opportunity, and reminded us of the happiness we must claim for ourselves.
 
The Immortal16 Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot; 381 pages
 
Because we would have never known the truth without it.
 
Henrietta Lacks was a poor, Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medicine.


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1 devastating muOzlG     
adj.毁灭性的,令人震惊的,强有力的
参考例句:
  • It is the most devastating storm in 20 years.这是20年来破坏性最大的风暴。
  • Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages.婚外情确实会对婚姻造成毁灭性的影响。
2 awry Mu0ze     
adj.扭曲的,错的
参考例句:
  • She was in a fury over a plan that had gone awry. 计划出了问题,她很愤怒。
  • Something has gone awry in our plans.我们的计划出差错了。
3 embark qZKzC     
vi.乘船,着手,从事,上飞机
参考例句:
  • He is about to embark on a new business venture.他就要开始新的商业冒险活动。
  • Many people embark for Europe at New York harbor.许多人在纽约港乘船去欧洲。
4 cubicle POGzN     
n.大房间中隔出的小室
参考例句:
  • She studies in a cubicle in the school library.她在学校图书馆的小自习室里学习。
  • A technical sergeant hunches in a cubicle.一位技术军士在一间小屋里弯腰坐着。
5 devoured af343afccf250213c6b0cadbf3a346a9     
吞没( devour的过去式和过去分词 ); 耗尽; 津津有味地看; 狼吞虎咽地吃光
参考例句:
  • She devoured everything she could lay her hands on: books, magazines and newspapers. 无论是书、杂志,还是报纸,只要能弄得到,她都看得津津有味。
  • The lions devoured a zebra in a short time. 狮子一会儿就吃掉了一匹斑马。
6 afterward fK6y3     
adv.后来;以后
参考例句:
  • Let's go to the theatre first and eat afterward. 让我们先去看戏,然后吃饭。
  • Afterward,the boy became a very famous artist.后来,这男孩成为一个很有名的艺术家。
7 monk 5EDx8     
n.和尚,僧侣,修道士
参考例句:
  • The man was a monk from Emei Mountain.那人是峨眉山下来的和尚。
  • Buddhist monk sat with folded palms.和尚合掌打坐。
8 awesome CyCzdV     
adj.令人惊叹的,难得吓人的,很好的
参考例句:
  • The church in Ireland has always exercised an awesome power.爱尔兰的教堂一直掌握着令人敬畏的权力。
  • That new white convertible is totally awesome.那辆新的白色折篷汽车简直棒极了.
9 stifling dhxz7C     
a.令人窒息的
参考例句:
  • The weather is stifling. It looks like rain. 今天太闷热,光景是要下雨。
  • We were stifling in that hot room with all the windows closed. 我们在那间关着窗户的热屋子里,简直透不过气来。
10 preservation glnzYU     
n.保护,维护,保存,保留,保持
参考例句:
  • The police are responsible for the preservation of law and order.警察负责维持法律与秩序。
  • The picture is in an excellent state of preservation.这幅画保存得极为完好。
11 orphaned ac11e48c532f244a7f6abad4cdedea5a     
[计][修]孤立
参考例句:
  • Orphaned children were consigned to institutions. 孤儿都打发到了福利院。
  • He was orphaned at an early age. 他幼年时便成了孤儿。
12 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
13 anguish awZz0     
n.(尤指心灵上的)极度痛苦,烦恼
参考例句:
  • She cried out for anguish at parting.分手时,她由于痛苦而失声大哭。
  • The unspeakable anguish wrung his heart.难言的痛苦折磨着他的心。
14 riveting HjrznM     
adj.动听的,令人着迷的,完全吸引某人注意力的;n.铆接(法)
参考例句:
  • I find snooker riveting though I don't play myself.虽然我自己不打斯诺克,但是我觉得它挺令人着迷。
  • To my amazement,I found it riveting.但令我惊讶的是,我发现它的吸引人处。
15 loyalties 2f3b4e6172c75e623efd1abe10d2319d     
n.忠诚( loyalty的名词复数 );忠心;忠于…感情;要忠于…的强烈感情
参考例句:
  • an intricate network of loyalties and relationships 忠诚与义气构成的盘根错节的网络
  • Rows with one's in-laws often create divided loyalties. 与姻亲之间的矛盾常常让人两面为难。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 immortal 7kOyr     
adj.不朽的;永生的,不死的;神的
参考例句:
  • The wild cocoa tree is effectively immortal.野生可可树实际上是不会死的。
  • The heroes of the people are immortal!人民英雄永垂不朽!
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