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Girlchild
3.52
it was amazing
I have always admired Margaret Sanger and felt abortion should be available to any woman who wants to make that choice.

Tupelo Hassman's novel with the
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Aug 18, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
The Shoemaker's Wife
3.97
really liked it
Adriana Trigiani came to speak at Nashville Public Library. I was unprepared for the comedy and the comedic presentation. Everyone was laughing as she ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
 
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #13)
4.10
really liked it
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels solve problems but only after several cups of tea. In fact, we learn that Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi (of t ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)
3.82
liked it
I never woulda thought I would enjoy the story of a meth maker's adventures. At last the final episodes have come to Netflix and
there are only two mo
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Mar 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
3.99
it was amazing
My origins are in the same region as J. D. Vance...Appalachia. I remember going down in the coal mines my father and his family ran. We moved when I w ...more
Feb 22, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
 
The Novel Habits of Happiness (Isabel Dalhousie, #10)
3.83
liked it
Last night Paris was attacked. Trauma ensued.

Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher in Alexander McCall Smith's The Novel Habits of Happiness. She examine
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Nov 14, 2015
Nov 14, 2015
 
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld
3.68
it was amazing
The Dark Net is the history of the Internet most of us don't see. Jamie Bartlett published material about ephemeral history and characters in 2014. In ...more
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
 
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
4.21
it was amazing
J. K. Rowling says on page 491. "Robert Galbraith has always felt like my own private playground, and he didn't let me down on this occasion."

J. K. a
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Nov 2015
Nov 01, 2015
 
C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone #3)
3.87
really liked it
Sue Grafton is getting much more skilled in a mere three books. C is for Corpse is more like a novel with Bobby Callahan's problem. Callahan has survi ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter: A Memoir
3.51
liked it
It is great to live in times in which we mere peons have opportunities such as having a life interesting enough to support publication of a memoir. Ja ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14)
4.10
liked it
I do love this series for the calmness, for picture of Botswana, for Precious Ramotswe, a traditionally built woman who drinks lots of tea with Grace ...more
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 15, 2015
 
Calling Invisible Women
3.38
really liked it
It is always lovely to watch the progress of an author, especially a local one. Jeanne Ray wrote her first two novels at/after age sixty, about Julie ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
The rage for vampires, witches and zombies never appealed to me. Two people I like recommended A Discovery of Witches and I must admit it is well done ...more
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
K is for Killer (Kinsey Millhone, #11)
3.98
really liked it
Sue Grafton's writing circle must have recommended she cut down on the number of characters because this work has around 40, including several carry o ...more
Aug 06, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
 
The Perfect Girl
3.71
it was amazing
I worried about Zoe Guerin/Maisey, a sure sign I'm involved in a book. The Perfect Girl alters commentators including Sam, her "solicitor" (it's Briti ...more
Mar 28, 2017
Apr 02, 2017
 
Red Dog (Slim in Little Egypt, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
New words are such a joy! I knew I’d like Red Dog when in the first ten pages there were three words that are not often used in conversation (one is r ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
really liked it
As wines are paired, this book might be paired with Kristen Wiig's Welcome To Me, a 2014 movie currently on Netflix. Both are about peculiar women it ...more
Aug 29, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
 
Commonwealth
3.85
it was amazing
Ann Patchett deserves all the praise soon to be heaped on her for this book. I predict some major prizes will accrue. The language and plot are so wel ...more
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
Jonathan Unleashed
3.43
really liked it
Jonathan's brother James asks for Jonathan to keep his two dogs, Sissy and Dante, while James goes to Dubai. They play prominently in this novel. Dant ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
 
Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel
3.61
did not like it
Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel
By Mignon F. Ballard
1/17/2017
Our book group is reading mysteries so I picked up five from the new books c
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Jan 16, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
 
A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #12)
4.47
it was amazing
I am aware this is a work of fiction, but I want to meet the characters, visit Three Pines, eat at the bistro, but not accompany Inspector Gamache on ...more
Sep 05, 2016
Sep 06, 2016
 
The Glow of Death (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery, #11)
3.97
liked it
The book cover states heroine of the story, Josie Prescott, visits Edwin and Ava Belcher to appraise their Tiffany lamp. The scene of the book is supp ...more
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 18, 2017
 
Small Great Things
4.36
it was amazing
My colleague and I read widely but different types of books. I am an NPR addict and read mostly fiction because I hear far more misery than is healthy ...more
Mar 03, 2017
Mar 07, 2017
 
A Christmas Memory
4.23
it was amazing
This book was chosen for a book group although none of us had read it. It is a delight and we, all being of ages to remember the sorts of things Capot ...more
Dec 09, 2015
Dec 22, 2015
 
Murder with Macaroni and Cheese (Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery #2)
3.96
really liked it
(Ma)Halia's life is filled with ups and downs. She runs a large restaurant, Sweet Tea, based on the recipes of her family, with modern touches added. ...more
Jan 30, 2017
Jan 30, 2017
 
The High Mountains of Portugal
3.37
really liked it
The Life of Pi by Martel was enjoyable and I could hardly believe it could be made into a movie...an adrift boat on a body of water with a tiger in it ...more
Jul 22, 2016
Jul 25, 2016
 
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
4.03
it was amazing
Bossypants : Tina Fey : theater, acting :: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage : ann patchett : writing

I don't know so much about Fey's world, but I
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Feb 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
The Heart Goes Last
3.37
it was amazing
I am paid to work evenings and weekends, so I miss many events because of my schedule. Margaret Atwood came to speak at Nashville (TN) Public Library ...more
Nov 26, 2015
Nov 29, 2015
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
Coates writes: "Son I write you in your fifteenth year. I am writing you because this was the year you saw Eric Garner choked to death for selling ci ...more
Oct 11, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
 
A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
3.80
it was amazing
Terry Gross was interviewing Tom Brokaw on Fresh Air. She glided over his multiple myeloma, a bone marrow disease, which is my main interest since I w ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
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