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Chang and Eng
3.29
it was amazing
I had a voyeuristic interest in reading this book, and was surprised that in reading it, I learned something about myself, or about people in general. ...more
Oct 2002
Feb 13, 2009
 
Dancer
3.92
really liked it
This is a fictional book about Russian ballet virtuoso Rudolf Nureyev. I was motivated to read the book after reading an interview with the author in ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
The Women
3.52
really liked it
This is a fascinating book. Doyle reveals the character of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright as he writes about each of the four women he loved. He e ...more
Mar 29, 2016
Mar 17, 2016
 
The Autobiography Of Mrs. Tom Thumb
3.66
really liked it
Mrs.Tom Thumb was tiny but very capable when it came to persuading those around her to fulfill her needs, which were mainly to be on stage and be famo ...more
Jun 08, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
West of Sunset
3.57
liked it
This is a sympathetic view of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s latter years as he struggled with alcoholism, poor health, financial problems and rejection. His w ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Nov 10, 2014
 
Frida
3.92
liked it
This is a fictional account of the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as narrated by her younger sister Cristina who both loved and resented her. It t ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
 
Rodin's Lover
3.74
it was amazing
This is an incredible read about a tormented figure in the art world of 19th century France. Camille Claudel was renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin’s mus ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Dec 17, 2014
 
Black Water
3.52
liked it
This is a compelling read even for readers who don’t remember the event it’s based on—the young woman who left a party with Senator Ted Kennedy at Cha ...more
Mar 1996
Mar 25, 2009