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Tarantella
4.69
"read"
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Jul 20, 2007
 
Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe
3.58
Well that was kind of depressing.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt did grunt work in the 1890's at Harvard, counting stars as a "computer."

She figured out that...more
not set
Oct 28, 2007
 
And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II
4.25
powerful history - and reading!
not set
Aug 28, 2010
 
The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath
4.82
reissued Plath audio
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Aug 28, 2010
 
Invisible Sisters
4.08
This memoir covers a lot of ground in an alinear way that brings to mind the unruly nature of memory itself. It's a quick read, too, despite the heavy...more
Apr 12, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
 
These People Are Us: Stories
3.92
I think my love of "half mammals" set up unreasonable expectations. (ref. "It's just me.")
May 2007
Jun 07, 2007
 
Autopsy of an Engine: and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant
3.74
These short stories are sparkly with magic. Loved loved loved this book.
Jan 2008
Apr 27, 2008
 
Eyeing the Flash: The Making of a Carnival Con Artist
3.44
I think this guy used to come into my parent's drive-in. Really.
Jan 2006
Jun 07, 2007
 
True Grit
4.11
Donna Tartt reads this and has an essay at the end. Great job.
Nov 2007
Dec 16, 2007
 
Interrogations at Noon: Poems
3.83
wow very predictable. why did this win the American Book Award?
Jun 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
The Collected Poems
4.29
always drift back to this around the beginning of summer
not set
Jun 16, 2007
 
De/Compositions: 101 Good Poems Gone Wrong
3.97
The "bad" examples can be pretty painful.
Jun 2007
Jun 01, 2007
 
Creation Myths
4.73
So many surprises. I really enjoyed this.
Nov 2007
Nov 02, 2007
 
Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry
4.13
best book I've read on poetic meter
Jan 2006
Aug 01, 2007
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
Well I thought it was charming.
not set
Sep 27, 2008
 
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
4.12
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Sep 18, 2008
 
Passport to World Band Radio, New 2007 Edition (Passport to World Band Radio)
4.50
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Dec 16, 2007
 
What's Written on the Body
3.97
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May 2007
Jun 05, 2007
 
Cash: The Autobiography
4.08
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Apr 14, 2008
 
The Victorian Internet
3.83
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Collected Poems
4.15
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Jul 20, 2007
 
Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art
4.20
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Jun 18, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
 
The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
4.03
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Jun 28, 2008
 
Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
3.96
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Aug 30, 2009
 
Collected Poems
4.22
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Jul 20, 2007
 
Pears on a Willow Tree
3.61
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Apr 14, 2008
 
Selected Poems
3.88
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Apr 01, 2006
 
Everything Is Burning: Poems
3.84
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Jul 20, 2007
 
30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy Without Going to Extremes
3.40
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Jul 20, 2007
 
Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry
4.06
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Jul 20, 2007
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