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Linda Robinson

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in Detroit, MI, The United States
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Auntie Suoma, Dr. Seuss, Mr. Pettys, Beckie, Taylor Caldwell

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Writer/artist living in small town Michigan. I am a woman, paddler, rebel wannabe, constant reader, recovering wine snob, primary caregiver, and anarchist emeritus.

When I was young, I wanted to be an alien. My brothers think I succeeded.

The first book I could read by myself was "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back." The next book I remember reading was Taylor Caldwell's "Dear and Glorious Physician."

By second grade, I had the thickest glasses in my family. Still do. I read by lamp light, moonlight, flashlight, candlelight and the pilot light in the furnace. Books are as important to my survival as water and dark chocolate.

Doreen Hannon and Donna OlsonSouth Lyon, Michigan recently hosted a
Josie Kearns and Joe MatuzakPulitzer Prize-winning author for a talk and book signing. David Maraniss' newest book Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story is one of 20 Michigan Notable Books for 2016. Chosen by the Library of Michigan each year, this year's authors are visiting 50 libraries throughout Michigan during April, May,... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.00 · 17 ratings · 11 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Chantepleure

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Caregiver: Finding Your Self

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
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Linda Robinson is on page 37 of 544 of Why Nations Fail: Diaz economic model in Mexico in late 19th century..."where the elite would make hugs fortunes while the rest were excluded. When the elite invested, the economy would grow a little, but such economic growth was always going to be disappointing." Sound familiar this 2nd qtr. of 2016?
Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu
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Once in a Great City by David Maraniss
Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
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Detroit is where I was born, where I worked, played and loved. Before the freeways (that wiped from the map Paradise Valley, Black Bottom and the rich cultural mix of 1950s' D) you were in Detroit or you were a farmer somewhere out in the rural north ...more
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" That's a hoot! The more surprising thing is that he actually planted stuff in that poisoned, scorched earth. We'll see what comes up. Meanwhile I have ...more "
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The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit by Nelson Lichtenstein
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They Marched Into Sunlight by David Maraniss
"I used this book as the basis for an LPD we hosted at Fort Drum prior to deploying to Iraq in 2006. I paired this with an accompanying PBS Frontline Special, "Two Days in October" and was able to involve the surviving company commander who is a ce..." Read more of this review »
They Marched Into Sunlight by David Maraniss
"They Marched Into Sunlight is a fascinating, rich, and moving work of history.

The conceit is unusual. Maraniss focuses on two events from the 1960s which occurred at about the same time. On October 17, 1967, Viet Cong troops ambushed a United Stat..." Read more of this review »
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“Life lessons cannot be applied topically.”
Linda Robinson

“We email, teleconference, webinar, but we are not in the room with the people. It is a false connectedness - artificial team-building. It's like eating the menu instead of the food.”
Linda Robinson, Chantepleure

“I must catch up to the others, for I am their leader.”
Linda Robinson, Chantepleure

“Time. Time. What is time? Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, Italians squander it, Americans say it is money. Hindus say it does not exist. Know what I say? I say time is a crook.”
Truman Capote

“Crazy is a place," said Janos. "You go, you come back.”
Carol O'Connell, Crime School

“Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohow permanent.”
Walt Kelly

“I would suggest that you remember she is old because some of her enemies are dead.”
C.J. Cherryh, Inheritor

“If you're a writer, the answer to everything is yes.”
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Kalliope Linda wrote: "I hope you enjoy the experience. I just read Garden of Evening Mists, too. Such pain and beauty is profound."

Yes. Out of allthe Booker Prize candidates that one seemed to me the most interesting, but I wanted to start with an earlier book. Will let you know about Rain.


message 4: by Linda

Linda Robinson I hope you enjoy the experience. I just read Garden of Evening Mists, too. Such pain and beauty is profound.


Kalliope Thank you for your Friends request Linda. It seems we share many friends already.

I plan to read The Gift of Rain next. I liked your review.


message 2: by Linda

Linda Robinson Kris wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend request, Linda! I see we have many interests and books in common. I'm looking forward to great discussions with you. :)"

As am I! Thanks for connecting, Kris.


message 1: by Kris

Kris Thank you so much for the friend request, Linda! I see we have many interests and books in common. I'm looking forward to great discussions with you. :)


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