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H is for Hawk
3.90
H is for Hawk could be H is for Hope or Heart or Home as all of these capture in some small way the essence of this beautiful book.

When Helen Macdona
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Jun 19, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
4.53
I often think that my grandparents and parents lived in interesting times. They saw so many things come about in their day. Theirs were exciting times ...more
May 11, 2015
May 22, 2015
 
Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas
3.70
The very nature of this story demands my good rating.

Matt Lewis has written one of the most horrific and terrifying descriptions of a shipwreck that I
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Jun 23, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
 
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
4.02
A book is the experience of the reader. I very much wanted to read Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? after hearing several good reviews and ...more
Jul 2014
Jun 12, 2014
 
My Beloved World
3.99
The Hook - Fourth Tuesday Book Group

The Line”I wouldn’t get to see California until my second summer at law school. I remember driving the freeways
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Feb 23, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
3.92
Some books languish on my TBR list forever it seems. It's really pleasing to pick up one of these and wonder why it took me so long to read. Garlic an ...more
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
 
Girl in the Dark
3.68
It is hard to imagine the true implications of living a life in the dark. Anna Lyndsey (pen name) allows us glimpse of her black box life in this beau ...more
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 16, 2015
 
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
4.08
Jennifer Thompson was a student at Elon College in Burlington, North Carolina. In the summer of July 1984, Jennifer is awakened from sleep around 3 AM ...more
Apr 12, 2015
Jun 09, 2009
 
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle
4.05
The Hook - I try to read at least one new Christmas themed story each year. The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle, a memoir was popping u ...more
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 13, 2014
 
Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America
3.97
There are so many lives that have forever been affected by World War II. For many, their stories ended in the German concentration camps. The survivor ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
3.90
I've always been interested in the rituals surrounding death. W.W. Norton & Company grabbed my attention with this synopsis of Caitlyn Doughty's S ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
 
Wave
3.68
When natural disaster strikes we read the papers and watch the news coverage with laden hearts. Our minds have trouble comprehending the devastation, ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
 
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
3.91
I wish Robert Massie had written this book before my trip to Russia in 2008. One thing I was looking forward to seeing on that trip was Catherine’s Pa ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
3.93
The Hook - The non-fiction choice for our Fourth Tuesday Book Group and a penchant for this kind of book.

The Line”The human impulse to bury the dea
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Mar 18, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
 
Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
3.80
Satisfied. That's how I felt after finishing Without Reservations: The Travels of An Independent Woman. by Alice Steinbach. This book has been on my t ...more
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
 
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
4.16
If only I had read Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis before my trip to Seattle this past Jun ...more
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
4.26
my own prelude I borrowed this book from my public library. It was purchased with gift funds from our First Selectwoman, Carmen Vance. Carmen started ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
3.90
A compelling addition to World War II stories, Frozen in Time is a story of endurance, survival and determination. This account of the ill fate of a c ...more
May 26, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater
3.64
The Hook - When Frank Bruni, a man who clearly has a love/hate relationship with food, is recruited by the New York Times for the job of restaurant cr ...more
Mar 31, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
 
Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death
4.13
I’d love to be able to thank the person who recommended Victoria Zacheim’s Exit Laughing: how Humor Take the Sting Out of Death but I can’t remember w ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
 
One Hundred Names for Love
3.81
One Hundred Names for Love ~ Diane Ackerman, at it's heart is a love story. Though this was a book group selection, I had the book on my list after re ...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
 
The Snow Leopard
4.12
The Hook - Peter Matthiessen passed away April 5, 2014 at the age of 86. I had read some of his fiction, loving the way his adventuresome novel Far Ta ...more
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 29, 2014
 
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
3.85
Truly enjoyed the bits about food, cooking, recipes and family. Wish it had been all that. As an artist and food lover, a graphic memoir seems the rig ...more
Apr 27, 2015
Dec 04, 2013
 
Unremarried Widow
4.03
It is sad that Artis Henderson's first book is her memoir, Un-Remarried Widow as it is so good I wished she had a happier story to tell. There are man ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
 
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
3.91
If you or someone you know has a diagnosis of bi-polar disorder don't be frightened to pick up this book. Ellen Forney has brought bi-polar out of the ...more
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
 
The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars
4.02
Read quite some time ago but remember liking this one.
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Jun 27, 2015
 
Just Kids
4.12
I finished this one last week and have been thinking about it, debating my stars ever since. I picked this book due to the awards it received and also ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
 
I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
3.78
The Hook - The thrill of the hike, The Pacific Crest Trail, without all the equipment, bugs, heat, cold or animals stealing my food. More importantly, ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Oct 06, 2014
 
Backstage Pass to Broadway: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent
3.30
Heard this author speak at The Big Book Getaway at Mohegan Sun this year and decided I'd like to hear more of her tales as a press agent on Broadway.

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Mar 10, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
Have you ever balked at reading a book that comes with enthusiastic recommendations? Three Cups of Tea was that kind of book for me. Everyone was reco ...more
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Mar 29, 2009
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