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The Bread of Angels: A Memoir of Love and Faith
3.97
Except for periods of melodrama, this book was a fascinating read. If you like to read books about people's experiences living in foreign lands this i ...more
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Apr 15, 2010
 
Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
3.73
This book is an exploration of Acedia - an intentional sloth that results in not living life to the fullest. Different from depression, but similar in ...more
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
This hilarious and sad book is about someone taking a trip to the Ukraine to find the person who may or may not have saved his grandfather during Worl ...more
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Nov 28, 2008
 
American Wife
3.69
This novel is loosely based on the life of Laura Bush. We learn much about what the author thinks motivates Laura and we walk away understanding her h ...more
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Nov 28, 2008
 
Loving Frank
3.68
Loving Frank is a fictitious account of Frank Lloyd Wright's love affair with Mamah (pronounced may-ma)Borthwick Cheney. They both left their families ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 05, 2007
 
Let the Great World Spin
3.91
This book caught my attention because it features the high wire walk between the twin towers in New York City in the early 70s. This book is many laye ...more
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Jun 14, 2010
 
Cage of Stars
3.65
This book was another one that tried my patience. Too much coincidence, too much neat "wrapping up" for my taste. It also reminded me of that expressi ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Women
3.46
If you're a Frank Lloyd Wright fan you have to read this book. I still can't wrap my mind around Wright as a romantic figure but apparently women of h ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
The Three Weissmanns of Westport
2.87
This is a modern day take on Sense and Sensibility. (Which I have not read but intend to)This is a good summer read - complex enough characters and en ...more
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Jun 14, 2010
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.03
OK, the premise of this book is very thought provoking. It examines many issues surrounding one family's decision to "create" a baby in order to save ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 04, 2007
 
Chiggers
3.41
Hope Larson is very good at setting up a world for you to inhabit while you're reading her books.
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Jul 02, 2010
 
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
3.78
This trendy book (trendy in that it's written in verse) is written for young adults and chronicles the life of Syliva Plath. The author wrote some of ...more
May 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation
3.69
This somewhat gossipy biography of Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King is a good read for anyone who listened to their music through the years. ...more
Aug 14, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
 
Dean's List
3.87
This read started out to be an entertaining look at the academic life written from the point of view of a Dean of a small college in northern Minnesot ...more
Jul 03, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
4.05
Another great story from Peter Sis. His storytelling through pictures and text is incredible. I presented this book a long with background information ...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders
3.43
This book chronicles the love affair of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney in the early 1900s - and the subsequent death of Cheney, her children and ...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Unaccustomed Earth
4.09
As always, Lahiri's books are fascinating for their nuanced glimpse into the lives of Bengali immigrants. While the stories in this latest work are no ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.30
While not as good as the author's previous book, The Kite Runner, this book was one I could not put down. It kept me up at night, thinking of all the ...more
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Aug 14, 2008
 
Mexico in Mind
3.93
I picked up this anthology at a cool bookstore in Oaxaca, Mexico on a recent vacation. Excerpts from books & essays about Mexico from several famo ...more
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Nov 28, 2008
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
This is a study in invention! Part silent movie, part picture book part novel - a book well crafted. I learned a lot too. I did a book talk of this bo ...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.09
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Aug 21, 2008
 
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
4.06
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Oct 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Angle of Repose
4.27
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Aug 14, 2008
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
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Dec 10, 2007
 
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
3.60
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Sep 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Montana 1948
3.69
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Oct 29, 2007
 
Mercury
3.51
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Jul 02, 2010
 
The New Yorkers
3.22
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Jul 02, 2010
 
The Namesake
3.93
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Aug 21, 2008
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