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J.B. Phillips, the Wounded Healer
4.14
made me cry. JB Phillips was a Bible translator in the 40s and 50s. he fought a battle w/depression, finally killing himself when the pain was to grea...more
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Mar 24, 2009
 
Fade from Grace
3.52
YESE YES YES

6 stars

i've read over seventy-thousand comics, the comics in this story are among the twenty best i've ever read.
a man's love is in grea...more
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Jul 19, 2013
 
King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery
4.19
YES TES YES 6 stars

i know who Shumway, Barnard, Cooley and DeBakey are but i've never heard of Dr. Walt Lillehei. how can that be?
i picked this book...more
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Jun 27, 2010
 
Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
3.78
the best book about extreme sports i've read because it talks to the spouse's of the athletes.
there is a story that Lynda Petty asked her husband, w...more
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May 09, 2009
 
The Devil's Arithmetic
4.07
wow.
this is a punch in the gut.
read this last week and still can't figure out how to write about it.
a girl is annoyed by her grandfather's obsession...more
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Jun 02, 2009
 
Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball
4.30
WOW 6 star book
the best baseball book i've read!
baseball fans will learn something new, but non sports fans will care about these people because of La...more
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Jan 25, 2013
 
A Wreath for Emmett Till
4.19
YES YES YES 6 star book
Why isn't this considered one of the best american books (of ANY genre) writen in past ten years? This book should be in damn n...more
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Feb 18, 2011
 
Ayn Rand's Anthem: The Graphic Novel
3.02
YES YES YES six star book.

maybe joe staton's best work since Eman, maybe his best work ever. the Gplden one is even more beautiful and sexy and innoce...more
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Feb 04, 2011
 
The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators
4.50
i LOVE THIS BOOK.

yes i'm yelling, its that good and valuable
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Jan 16, 2012
 
The magic moth
4.67
6 star book.
normal family; mom, dad, older sister, middle sister, older brother younger brother. starts out w/the family having dinner together, then...more
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Jul 23, 2009
 
One-Dog Canoe
4.02
this is a perfect read aloud book! 6 stars
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Jul 24, 2009
 
Picture Bible
4.51
6 stars

this is one of the books that made the Bible understandable to me. moreso than Narnia or Calvin Miller's Singer trilogy or Thomas Merton this i...more
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Feb 11, 2014
 
Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America
4.17
wow.

what if it were legal for our taxes to go towards building bike lanes?

what if people who can't drive i.e. some elderly, some differently-abled peo...more
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Nov 07, 2013
 
Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
3.92
amazing.

this book answers the question of the 6 million and the reliability of Anne Frank.
this needs to be read and on people's shelves.
textbook to d...more
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Apr 20, 2009
 
Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed
3.63
this is wonderful! many of the stories i didn't know. the big secret behind the hulk being green instead of gray. why is his name bruce robert david b...more
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Jun 01, 2009
 
Jewish San Francisco (Images of America: California)
4.50
went to the new contempory jewish museum in san francisco, after the tour the guide came and sat w/my mother and me, ten minutes into the conversation...more
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Apr 20, 2009
 
A Year Down Yonder (A Long Way from Chicago, #2)
4.08
this just might be my favourite newbery winner. broke out laughing several times this afternoon while reading it.
13 year old Mary Alice is sent to li...more
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Jul 09, 2009
 
Between Heaven & Hell
3.90
YES YES YES
6 star book
i've read this several times over the years.
one day aldous huxley died. on the same day david gresham(?) is away at university w...more
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Sep 10, 2009
 
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
4.01
YES YES YES
6 star book
this being in graphic form and more complete than the "secret annex" is amazing.
drawings of Anne and Margot playing are next to...more
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Oct 27, 2010
 
Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
3.71
A wonderful autobiography.
Elizabeth Keckley was a slave, w/help from friends bought her freedom and moved to D.C. A sucessful seamstress she went t...more
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Nov 21, 2008
 
The Big Wave
3.72
this book is about The Big One, as the coming earthquake in the Bay Area is called, if i were in N. California or Santa Barbara it would be about fire...more
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May 01, 2009
 
Tomas and the Library Lady
4.03
YES YES YES

6 star book

this one made my cry. there is a one paragraph afterward that tells the truth of this story.

an immigrant boy, his family followi...more
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Jun 16, 2012
 
They Said What?: Astonishing Quotes on American Democracy, Power, and Dissent
3.75
YES YES YES
6 stars!
amazing, sad book.
America would never act unjustly or wrongly. Hence, whatever position America takes is right andwhoever opposes...more
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Feb 28, 2010
 
If You`re Riding a Horse and It Dies, Get Off
4.29
6 star book

YES YES YES

this book should be read by every politician (although it is for the other guy, not themselves) and store manager(although it is...more
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Sep 18, 2013
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
YES YES YES

Mad. L'Engle is proud of this , i'm sure.

Brilliant, not an extra or missing word in it. She told me that she'd met women who became scienti...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
 
I Had Seen Castles
3.81
YES YES YES

the first 6 star book i've read this year.

a seventy year old man reflects back on the weeks prior to pearl harbor and afterward, then tells...more
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Apr 20, 2012
 
African-American Classics
3.73
wow. wow. wow.

6 star book

most of these stories i didn't know, now i've got a lot of authors to chase down.

three favorites; "on being crazy" by w.e.b....more
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Aug 11, 2013
 
The Boy Who Changed the World
4.50
YES YES YES
six star book.
one person really does make a difference. just which one?

credit is often given to the evangelist that led Billy Graham to Jes...more
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Aug 26, 2010
 
The Storm in the Barn
3.72
YES YES YES
6 star book
barnes/noble has this filed in the kids section next to "the arrival" great for kids to find but this as good as any novel i've...more
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Oct 20, 2009
 
À la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers
3.36
6 star book. wow.

freaking amazing book, anyone who wants to learn to write or teaches writing in high school or university should get this book and st...more
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Jun 18, 2013
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