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Foreign Bodies
3.11
There is a ponderousness to this novel that isn't immediately apparent while first reading it. Ozick's prose is terribly light -- she dances from mood...more
May 13, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
41
Candor
3.63
While I found Pam's Drought to have a few drawbacks, I have no such compunctions about her first novel, Candor. In fact, I've already passed my three-...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
40
Drought
3.46
Drought is a terrific story -- "the haunting story of one community's thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it."...more
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
43
Circle of Friends
3.95
I found a hard-cover version of Circle of Friends on my mother's bookcase one summer during high school. I read it through in less than two days, took...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
2
Last Flight
3.92
I love Amelia Earhart. And this poem explains why far better than I can.

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows i
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not set
Jan 31, 2011
 
50
The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children, #6)
3.08
I first read The Clan of the Cave Bear in high school, during a phase where I was fascinated with paleontologic fiction. I continued to read each of t...more
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May 01, 2011
 
42
Wildthorn
3.55
Eagland portrays the plight of women committed to insane asylums in the 19th Century with earnestness and a degree of realism that is suitable for a Y...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
8
New and Selected Poems
4.52
What I love best about reading this particular volume, rather than the slim, paperback editions of Oliver's poems, are the nuggets of "the poet's life...more
Mar 09, 2007
Feb 01, 2011
 
61
Alcestis
3.57
A fabulous reimagining of a seldom-mentioned myth.

I'm usually put-off by first person narratives, but within two paragraphs, Beutner drew me in, givi...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
6
Dream Work
4.49
"Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine."

Shivering, taut poems that break open the soul.
Feb 10, 2000
Feb 01, 2011
 
46
By the Sword (Valdemar: Kerowyn's Tale, #1)
4.19
I've read this book at least 25 times in the last twenty years, and if I finish a re-read late at night it still leaves me afraid of the dark.
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
57
Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
3.71
I adore so many projects in this book. Once the moving craziness is done, I'm going to bribe Patty to take me with her on a fabric treasure hunt throu...more
May 20, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
48
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.59
Beautiful language and a devastating story.

Am I the only person who found Norah completely unlikable? From her first introduction to the last pages o...more
Apr 18, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
63
The Paris Wife
3.75
Hemingway was a vile, cruel, son of a bitch who was also a fantastic writer. I've long thought that his raw, biting fiction couldn't have been created...more
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Feb 01, 2011
 
59
Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times
3.39
01/11:
I relish stories about lives of abundance, and none moreso than those that speak of privation while sharing the nuggets of beauty and truth and...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
28
Dancing with Mr. Darcy: Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House
3.11
It saddens me, because I wanted to adore anything with Sarah Waters' name included, but I couldn't read past the first sentence of the fourth story. T...more
Jul 26, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
 
60
Emily and Einstein
3.74
I usually give a novel a bit more time, but by page 54 I still wasn't feeling anything for Sandy but a general sense of disgust, and I didn't believe...more
Jun 25, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
 
47
The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti
3.00
Alas, while I really enjoyed the first two stories in this collection, I couldn't be bothered to pick it up again before it came due at the library.
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
49
The History of Love
3.89
"Really, there isn't much to say.
He was a great writer.
He fell in love.
It was his life."

Is there more than that to say about any of us? She fell in lo...more
Apr 25, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
10
Blood, Tin, Straw: Poems
4.02
From "The Promise" to "The Knowing", every word of this collection is poised on the knife-edge of observed truth. A read that leaves you raw and balme...more
not set
Feb 01, 2011
 
45
Goodnight Tweetheart
3.76
A tired premise, unmemorable characters, and a style conducive to skimming make "Goodnight Tweetheart" one to skip.
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
58
Garden Spells
4.06
I find myself in need of light reading, lately, and this fit the bill beautifully. Summer = fluff.
Jun 23, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
51
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
3.46
Laugh-out-loud funny, but also poignant and grasping and sad.
May 24, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
73
My Name is Memory
3.70
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Mar 03, 2012
 
14
The Selected Letters
4.03
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Feb 01, 2011
 
13
L.M. Alcott: Signature of Reform
4.00
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Feb 01, 2011
 
12
Transcendental Wild Oats: And Excerpts from the Fruitlands Diary
3.78
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Feb 01, 2011
 
11
Louisa May Alcott Unmasked: Collected Thrillers
4.04
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Feb 01, 2011
 
18
Alternative Alcott (The American Women Writers)
3.98
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Feb 01, 2011
 
19
Moods
3.23
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Feb 01, 2011
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