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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
I'm really falling in love with Erdrich's writing. This novel made Erdrich a finalist for the National Book Award. I'm a bit surprised she didn't win ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 25, 2007
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
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I picked this one up because it's set in Dublin, and because it won an E
Dec 13, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
Salt Dancers
Salt Dancers is the story of a woman coming to terms with her own history as an abused child before she gives birth to a child she never planned to ha ...more
Jan 2002
Sep 25, 2007
Tales of Burning Love
I think this is the weakest Erdrich novel I've read so far. In short, it's the story of a man named Jack, who drives his businesses and marriages to f ...more
Jan 2005
Sep 25, 2007
I've obviously fallen for Erdrich's books. I love her quasi-series set among Ojibwe, and how you can read any book at any point and watch the web of c ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 16, 2008
The novel is structured as a series of letters from an ailing father to his son. The speaker, a preacher, knows he is dying, and wants to leave some p ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 25, 2007
Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life
I picked up this sweet little book at the Knitters Review retreat last fall, read a tiny bit of it, and then lost it in one of the piles of unread boo ...more
Jan 2006
Sep 24, 2007
The Night Circus
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Aug 09, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Womans Words
You have to be well versed in Irish mythology for this book to appeal, and even then I'm guessing feminist scholars within the Celtic Studies communit ...more
Feb 2009
Sep 24, 2007
English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians (1917)
This is a great songbook. Campbell and Sharp collected many wonderful ballads and songs while preparing the collection. Perhaps the best aspect of the ...more
Feb 14, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
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Aug 13, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
The All of It
This lovely little book was a Christmas gift from Scott's Aunt Shirley and Uncle Bill, the keepers of the llamas-in-law. They're readers. I love to ge ...more
Jan 2000
Sep 29, 2007
Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl (Nancy Chan, #1)
So, so, sooooooo badly written.
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
I Am Forbidden
Well written, well researched, heart-achingly sad.
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Triúr Ban
Astoundingly beautiful.
Jan 1999
Jan 12, 2009
The Story of Chicago May
I read this on my trip to Chicago all those months ago. O'Faolain died last spring of cancer, and her passing made me terribly sad. She was a brave, t ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 11, 2008
At the Bottom of the River
This is an exquisite little book of short stories, most of which revolve around mother-daughter relationships. Many in the collection were originally ...more
Jan 1995
Oct 02, 2007
Tree Talk: Memories, Myths And Timeless Customs
This is a sweet little snack of a book. It contains photographs of famous ancient trees the world over, and stories explaining folk rituals practiced ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting
Do I even need to tell you I liked this book? Because I liked this book a lot. It made me laugh on the metro. And really, that's a double-bonus, becau ...more
Jan 2007
Sep 25, 2007
The book itself is outstanding, but I found the reader of the audiobook slightly lacking. She overused a hesitant style, and was a bit too twee in her ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 01, 2007
The Tall Woman
The novel follows our heroine from before the civil war, through marriage and motherhood, and on for a good while there. Great language in the book, a ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 22, 2009
Kate Rusby Songbook
This is a great songbook from a wonderful singer-songwriter. The alternate tunings Rusby relies on are included, and the lyrics are spot on. Sadly, th ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 04, 2009
The Shipping News
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Dec 14, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
An Leabhar Mòr: The Great Book of Gaelic
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The concept is visionary, the translations are excellent, the illuminations are breathtaking. Beautiful, beautiful, b ...more
May 2002
Sep 24, 2007
A Mercy
The book on paper is better than the audiobook. Read my review of the audiobook here:
Sep 16, 2010
Dec 18, 2008
The Girl with Glass Feet
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May 31, 2011
May 20, 2011
The Chosen One
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Oct 18, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
The Master Butchers Singing Club
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Jan 2008
Dec 11, 2008
The Night Circus
I adored the audio version: see my review on Books For Ears:
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
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Feb 13, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
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