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A World Away
3.27
O'Nan can write action packed, interesting, curious and compelling stories, but not this one. Oh well, can't love 'em all.
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
 
Paradise
3.38
Enjoyed McMurtry's travel memoir to the South Pacific and specifically to former homes and artistic inspirational places of Gaugin. How I would love t ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
 
67 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs
3.88
As the proud owner of two new cats, I enjoyed this comparison of cats to dogs but our three dogs didn't. Insulting at the very least to our canine fri ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
Swedish Films, including: Show Me Love (film), Wild Strawberries (film), The Emigrants (film), Cries And Whispers, Pelle The Conqueror, The Seventh Seal, Autumn Sonata, Dogville, Fanny And Alexander, The Sacrifice, Thriller - A Cruel Picture, sa-nisse
4.00
The screenplay for Fanny & Alexander is in a book all it's own, but does show up on Goodreads yet. I loved the film and hope to see it again soon, ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry
3.93
Excellant anthology of poetry by a wide variety of America voices.
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
A Century and Some Change: My Life Before the President Called My Name
3.95
Young country girl moves from Nashville to Atlanta before she is granted the right to vote in 1940, that's right, she was born "colored" in 1902. Her ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
3.16
Great first memoir that reads like a very funny novel in places. Rhoda Janzen takes on tough subjects like the Mennonite community and her bi-polar hu ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 02, 2012
 
Stanley Park
3.57
Due to our recent weekend in Canada, I came home with several new books by Canadian authors or stories set in Canada, including this one: Stanley Park ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
Dog is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship
3.95
Dogs are more loved in the pages of this book than I thought possible, and I adore our three dogs, all the dogs that came before these three and those ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
 
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
4.01
Little Women is a heart warming story about young women,their family and friends during the difficult years of the Civil War when their father joined ...more
May 06, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
Buy the Chief a Cadillac
3.65
Entertaining up to the point of the first brutal, drunken act of cruelty which happens early in this story. I wouldn't have kept reading if assurances ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and Places
4.29
Non fiction essays about her life are often entertaining, tragic, thought provoking, interesting, but never boring. Her honesty is deeply moving about ...more
May 24, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
Someone I Loved
3.55
Loved this translation and the original story in French, and wish more translations were as handy as this one with both in one cover. Both side of a d ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
 
The Buffalo Soldier
3.80
If I didn't have other Bohjalian stories to compare this one to, then I'd probably feel more positive about The Buffalo. However, I loved Double Visio ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle
4.21
Reading Gilchrist requires patience because only a small part of each character's story is shared in each of her books. This collection of short stori ...more
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
 
In The Moon Of Red Ponies (Billy Bob Holland, #4)
4.00
If James Lee Burke wasn't already one of my favorite action story writers, then listening to the 5 CD set of this book would have been impossible. Too ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
The Piano Man's Daughter
3.90
Better than expected, Timothy Findley's story of several generations of women in Canada during the late 19th & early 20th centuries. Written with ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
3.95
Many years ago Glen read this book out loud to me, it was the first book we chose from the Modern Library's list of the best English language books of ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Sep 02, 2013
 
The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux, #18)
4.20
Now one of my favorite stories by JL Burke, The Glass Rainbow made a recent trip to Canada with me and brought even more excitement to being away from ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
March
3.71
Geraldine Brooks is one of my favorite authors and yet 'March' just didn't wrap me up with awe. Written as a response to 'Little Women', I was surpris ...more
Apr 12, 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Triangular Road: A Memoir
3.49
Some of what Paule Marshall describes in her memoir, Triangular Road, was described in greater detail in her first book, Brown Girl Brownstone and bot ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
 
Emma Chizzit & the Sacramento Stalker
3.33
Written in 1990 the cast of characters reflect a public in conflict about equal pay for women. Set in Sacramento, the story takes place mostly in down ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
The Book of Negroes
4.42
Canadian history is of special interest to me, and this story expanded my knowledge of the Black Loyalists who moved to Nova Scotia at the end of the ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
 
The Adventures of Miles and Isabel
3.12
Tom Gilling is a new Australian author for me and from what I read in his book, The Adventures of Miles and Isabel, I hope he writes much more. Once a ...more
Jul 08, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
Mr. Lincoln's Wars: A Novel in Thirteen Stories
3.10
After visiting Lincoln's birthplace in Kentucky, books about him now seem more interesting than ever. Mr. Lincoln's Wars by Adam Braver does not disap ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
 
We
3.50
Lowell Jaeger is more fun to hear live than to read, his collection of his poems sounded western to me and evoked images of Montana, in particular, pe ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
In the Winter Dark
3.55
An area named 'The Sink' is the homeplace for 3 separate households who take pleasure in their personal independence until disaster strikes. Magical, ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
The Night of the Gun
3.66
Got off to a slow start with his drunk-a-log, then got better. Seemed like an honest appraisal of going to hell & back through addiction to alcoho ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
A Friend of the Earth
3.63
Nude adults exploring life outdoors in a forbidden, natural way and a male character who drives himself to dig his hole deeper with wrong decisions ti ...more
May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
The Road to Wellville
3.63
Boyle is my favorite author at this time, and if you haven't enjoyed his adventurous story telling, then you have a lot to choose from. Wellville is b ...more
May 22, 2015
May 24, 2015
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