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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
3.65
First hand accounts of our nation's past are magnets to my curious mind. This book is no exception. Since I have spent most of my life reading voices ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jun 29, 2013
 
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
4.39
On a meandering around Alabama along with small sections of Alabama and Mississippi, I discovered that a story that peppered my youth was much deeper ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Oct 28, 2013
 
this i know: Sarah's Confession
3.54
As an avid reader for any years, it is hard for an author to surprise me, even in the plots of many mysteries. I so enjoyed the surprises in this unus ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2013
 
Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History
4.50
So little documentation has been available on women of color. Darlene Clark Hine began to give voice to women too long silent. This quote in her intro ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2014
 
Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1)
4.03
I love this series for so many reasons. First and foremost is the artwork ... creative and fanciful, permanently demonstrating the thin line between r ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 25, 2014
 
The Help
4.44
"The Help" is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished it. The cast includes just enough people and perspectives to elicit ...more
Jan 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.03
This is the one book that every single member of the bookclub considers the best read we have ever done. Some read it and some listened to it. Everyon ...more
Feb 2008
Nov 19, 2010
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.04
The book was ever so much better than the movie ... and was a great discussion book for the reading group. The premise is one that is plausible and on ...more
May 2008
Nov 19, 2010
 
Treat Me Kindly
3.53
This is not my comfort zone nor my usual type of read. With that said, however, it is such an interesting story and so well written that I could not p ...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
 
Mozart's Wife
3.69
Sometimes an author creates a setting so strong you are totally emerged within it while reading. When that happens in a way where you don't notice it ...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
 
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
3.83
Subject matter experts write for other subject matter experts who read their work looking for places where they can feel superior to the author. I ado ...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
No matter how often I see the play, the movie or re-read the book, I continue to stand in awe of the author. Using a child's voice devoid of "cutzie" ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Dec 05, 2010
 
The House at Riverton
3.92
Good enough to finish it ...

... even though it felt a bit like a formula story where three catalyst moments were selected from column A and four from
...more
not set
Oct 19, 2014
 
The Irresistible Henry House
3.53
Every once in a while a new premise comes out ... this is one of those times. Taking a true series of activities found on campuses nationwide at one t ...more
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
3.35
If you have ever asked yourself "what if ... " when an opportunity presents itself but failed to follow through, this book is for you. The author foll ...more
Jan 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
The German Suitcase
3.89

An interesting plot, approach to telling it and people involved ... yet the author somehow managed to fail at pulling it together. Instead of keeping
...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction
3.74
If you have had no other exposure to someone on drugs, this story is an important read for sure. Both the mother and daughter present their surface th ...more
Sep 25, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
 
Gone with the Wind
4.26
No one can ever replace a book that made an impression on a junior high school aged girl ... this will ALWAAYs be #1 ...
not set
Nov 19, 2010
 
Those Who Save Us
4.11
I continue to be drawn to books that step into individual families and/ or surviving individuals who describe how the past shaped who they are today. ...more
not set
Dec 27, 2010
 
Deadly Passage
3.72
Overall, a good (but not great) read. The author had some "you've got to be kidding" moments peppered throughout what could have been a great read. Th ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
Winter's Bone
3.93
It is clear that the author wrote about what he knows ... the landscape and culture are right on target. You feel like you are there, side-by-side wit ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Nov 10, 2010
 
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
3.94
Sigh. I love Fanny Flagg. Not sure what happened here. I tried to read this book, honest I did. I failed. I could not get into it. Fanny, what happene ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.45
I was hooked by the end of the first chapter and had trouble putting the book down for anything, including time with friends. The author knows how to ...more
not set
Dec 27, 2010
 
A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America
4.17
Hines provides a voice to those who have not been given a spotlight in which to share their contributions. Well worth the time needed to digest the bo ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
4.26
Very important piece of work for anyone telling a story about African Americans in the north during and after Jim Crow. The author writes well, withou ...more
Sep 25, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
3.85
There is nothing better than that dry British humor to enhance a good story well told. I found the story to be easy to step into and stay with until t ...more
Sep 25, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
 
Hidden Truths
4.33
A light read ... rather boring, actually ...
Dec 12, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
3.47
None
Jun 08, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955
4.05
None
not set
Mar 17, 2014
 
The Invitation
4.28
None
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
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