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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
This book was so refreshing! I learned a great deal about Dominican history. It was a fast read filled with intricate details of island and migrant li...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need to Know
This book is a great reminder of everything we already know. It's an easy read and for those that need nudging to start doing what they've always drea...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
As with all his stories, Garcia Marquez words transfers you int0 his mystic, sensual world. I loved this much as all his other works and it was a fast...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
This reads like people magazine. It's good mindless reading.
Mar 21, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
Ruth Reichl is an extraordinary writer. Vivid and descriptive writing. Witty and filled with nostalgia. Fun read.
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
An incredible roller coaster ride into the global collapse of the financial markets. Vivid in depth analysis of the financial tsunami. A must read
Jan 28, 2012
Dec 27, 2011
Literacy and Longing in L.A.
This is one of my all time favorite novels. It was wickedly funny, sexy, romantic, entertaining and intelligently written.

It's easy to identify with t...more
Jul 27, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
The Witch Of Portobello
Coelho is one of the most prolific writers of our times. This beautifully written work makes one question how we remain true to ourselves while pursui...more
May 2008
Jul 25, 2008
Marley & Me
A moving and uplifting story about the love between man and their dog. I wept, laughed histeracally and felt their love thru their trials and tribulat...more
Mar 2008
Jul 22, 2008
The News from Paraguay
Some of the chapters provided good historical background to better understand the life of Francisco Solano, former dictator of Paraguay.

I didn't neces...more
Jan 2008
Jul 25, 2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Passionately moving. Heartbreaking, beautiful and mesmerizing personal saga. Haunting memory that will leave you speechless as you read about the brut...more
Feb 2008
Aug 04, 2008
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Informative and rich with detailed examples of how Yunus defined a new paradigm aimed at ending world poverty. I would recommend for those interested...more
Apr 27, 2010
Jul 22, 2008
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
This book was disappointing. I was mostly bored throughout the reading, specifically the clinical research of the marriage. I wished she would have wr...more
Sep 17, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Isle of Passion
Gripping read.. filled with historical details about a tale of war, hunger, disease, lust, despair and violance in a desolate island.

An adventure tra...more
Jan 2008
Jul 25, 2008
Blood of Paradise
I simply could not get into the flow of this story. Too many characters to keep track of, the story didn't flow well and no matter how much I tried to...more
Jan 2010
Jul 22, 2008
Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
Interesting read about women's roles during the age of monarchs. Very witty and at times fascinating to learn how women used their less than ideal sta...more
May 24, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
Dirty Havana Trilogy: A Novel in Stories
Deliciously written, you'll enjoy if you like dirty, raw literary works.

A good insight into a way of people's live's under the radar and away from Cas...more
Nov 2005
Jul 25, 2008
The Republic of East L.A.
Vivid characters come alive in this collection of short stories where people laugh despite living in poverty and hope for a brighter life.
Aug 2006
Jul 25, 2008
Shoe Addicts Anonymous (Shoe Addict, #1)
A great read for all the girly girls wanting an easy, light read. Juicy details keep you entertained and turning the page
Feb 2008
Jul 22, 2008
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Startling fact finding on the human condition about decicion making process.

Recommended as an annual re-read
Nov 2007
Jul 25, 2008
Chango's Fire
Powerfully written novel -- a deeply moving tribute to the immigrant experience in the urban cities of America.
Jul 2006
Jul 25, 2008
The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters
This book took me back to my roots. I loved the magical thinking it evoked and the dignity of flawed characters.
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
Veronika Decides to Die
Profoundly moving, lyrical story. I was deeply moved and found the book to be life affirming.
Aug 2007
Jul 27, 2008
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Poetic, richly magical and mysterious litery writing.
Jul 2007
Jul 27, 2008
The Dirty Girls Social Club (Dirty Girls, #1)
Devilishly entertaining-- a great beach read.
Mar 2007
Jul 25, 2008
The Zahir
Stunning originality and poetically written.
Aug 2007
Jul 27, 2008
The Good War: An Oral History of World War II
not set
Oct 13, 2008
Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
not set
Aug 05, 2008
Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People
not set
Jul 22, 2008
What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living
not set
Jul 22, 2008
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