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Alesa Lightbourne

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born
in Carmel, California, The United States
gender
female

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February 2008

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Average rating: 5.00 · 2 ratings · 2 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols
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It's a very cool idea -- that humans do better, and are happier, when they are around water.

The author takes something that we know intuitively, and brings in a lot of science to prove his point.

However, the book dragged, and I lost interest. Instead
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The Singapore Grip by J.G. Farrell
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The Singapore Grip by J.G. Farrell
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This book is a must-read if you want to learn about Singapore immediately before WWII.

The author is a brilliant (if caustic) cynic about colonialism. And since we all know what happened to Singapore as the Japanese advanced through the Pacific, his p
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The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley
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You don't just read this book. You LIVE it. Who would have thought that the lives of Scandinavian settlers in medieval Greenland could be so fascinating. Life was so hard and brutal. Both the culture and the climate were totally unforgiving. But it's ...more
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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An adorable, heart-warming book for book lovers, and bookstore lovers. It has been on the best-seller list for good reason. Quirky, literary and fun.
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The Innocent Anthropologist by Nigel Barley
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This is an utterly hilarious account of an anthropologist going off into his first field assignment in Cameroon. He has a wittiness that reminds me, oddly enough, of the way that Hugh Grant's characters often poke fun at themselves in movies. It's to ...more
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
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There's a lot to like in "The Invention of Wings". It features strong female characters. You learn a good deal about the abolition movement in the US, as well as the earliest suffragette heroines. You are introduced to Quakers, and see how their beli ...more
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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They don't get much better than this book.

An elementary school teacher, Mrs. Nesbitt, said when I was in 6th grade that every great book is actually a love story. And I would agree -- especially (and perhaps unpredictably) with Boys in the Boat, a no
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The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan
The Bonesetters Daughter
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What a masterful book. There are two basic story lines -- one of a Chinese American woman dealing with her cantankerous mother in San Francisco, and then that same mother as a child in pre-WWII China. The two stories interweave in fascinating ways, a ...more
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How the West Was Lost by Dambisa Moyo
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I really love books that shake up your entire world view -- or rather, cause you to questions the way everybody around you seems to perceive things. And this book certainly did that, in much the same way that Martin Jacques did in "When China Rules t ...more
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