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The Children's Hospital
Incredibly strange! The medical stuff really grossed me out. I guess that might happen when a surgeon writes a novel.
Dec 2008
Jan 09, 2009
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do
This was really thought-provoking! I appreciated reading the stories of the documented and undocumented workers across the US that the author shared f ...more
Oct 2011
Apr 30, 2010
The Language of Flowers
I really enjoyed this book but was disappointed with the ending. I thought it was wrapped up too nice and tidy at the end. If it had a more realistic ...more
May 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Eating Animals
For some reason I decided this would be my lunch-time book and it is incredibly hard to actually eat while reading this. I had to skip the several pag ...more
May 05, 2010
Nov 11, 2009
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1)
Izzy and Rae Spellman are really great characters and I look forward to reading about their adventures in the rest of the series!
Apr 2011
Apr 11, 2011
Unlikely Friendships : 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
What a really sweet and cute book! The photographs were especially great.
Sep 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
I liked it best when there were stories about how asparagus grows or making home-made mozzarella. I was often inspired to get out in the garden and pu ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 20, 2007
The Leftovers
Great characters! This would make an excellent tv show.
Jan 2012
Dec 12, 2011
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Wow, this seriously took me back to my high school days. I was surprised by how well I could relate to these characters. It brought back lots of memor ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 07, 2012
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
This book is so fascinating! I didn't want it to end. The chapters written from Almondine's perspective were my favorite. This book has some of the be ...more
Feb 2009
Aug 12, 2008
How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
It was 1989 all over again! It was fun to learn about what happened to my favorite Sassy writers and it was sad to read accounts of the magazine's dem ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 22, 2007
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
I'm getting ready for a trip to the Everglades over Easter. If only John Laroche could be my tour guide...
May 08, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
The Kite Runner
As difficult as it was to get through, I am glad to have read it. I learned so much about Afghanistan. I have no interest in seeing the film version a ...more
Dec 2007
Oct 26, 2007
The Boat
I really liked two of these stories in particular. This author seems really promising. His life in Vietnam, Australia, and his time in Iowa all factor ...more
Oct 16, 2008
May 28, 2008
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox is super inspiring! I enjoyed this book but it became a bit repetitive and a little tedious at times. Her stories and photos of her swims ar ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
No One Belongs Here More Than You
I liked a few of the stories but I was disappointed by the majority of them. I really loved her film but I don't think I'm a fan of her short stories.
Aug 2007
Aug 16, 2007
War by Candlelight: Stories
I'm excited to discover this great Peruvian writer. The stories "City of Clowns" and "The Visitor" have really stayed with me.
Aug 2007
Jul 31, 2007
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
This was a sweet story but it was not well-written. I did enjoying learning about owl behavior.
Dec 2010
Nov 15, 2010
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2
This is a terrific collection and a great way to discover new young writers.
Jul 2007
Jul 22, 2007
Turn of Mind
This is quite a portrait of dementia! What an amazing first novel.
Jul 10, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
The Bear
not set
Jun 27, 2014
Outer Dark
not set
Dec 22, 2008
The Highest Tide
Jun 2012
May 17, 2012
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Aug 20, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
Bel Canto
not set
Jun 18, 2012
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
Dec 2007
Dec 28, 2007
The Complete Stories
not set
Feb 02, 2010
Town Smokes: Stories
not set
Aug 12, 2008
To The Elephant Graveyard
not set
Mar 10, 2009
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success
not set
Aug 12, 2008
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