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The Jane Austen Book Club
How can you NOT love a book set in Davis?
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Oct 14, 2007
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
I finished it! Love him or hate him, Tom Friedman is nothing if not VERBOSE. This book has many interesting, if slightly dated, insights into globaliz ...more
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Oct 14, 2007
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
This book should be required reading for anyone who eats fish. I only wish there had been more chapters, or that he would write another book with info ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France
I wanted to like this...
Jan 16, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
Not the greatest book (like, where are the photos?), but it made me so nostalgic for Sassy!! The book also explains causes behind the magazine's demis ...more
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Oct 14, 2007
The Ghost Map: A Street, an Epidemic and the Two Men Who Battled to Save Victorian London
If you have any interest in infectious diseases, public health, and city ecosystems, this is a fascinating story about a cholera epidemic in London. T ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Oct 17, 2007
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Listened to it as an audio book. Entertaining, but doesn't include as much of side-splitting humor as some of his other stuff.
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Dec 05, 2008
The Secret River
Another enlightening, well-crafted and ultimately depressing work of historical fiction about Australia, written by an Australian. Read this one back- ...more
Mar 19, 2009
May 03, 2008
One River
You will love this book if you have any interest in the Amazon, ethnobotany, taxonomy, natural history, anthropology, linguistics, South American hist ...more
May 2009
Oct 14, 2007
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Good ideas. Badly written. It's hard to go from Bill McKibeen's finely-honed prose to this book. Also, not impressed by the Chinese-made "sustainable, ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 14, 2007
Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra
The title of this book is misleading - it's really about the American River Canyon near Auburn, CA. This is a great little book about an abused but re ...more
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Nov 11, 2007
Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier
A fun, light read. In college, I climbed the mountain and backpacked the Wonderland Trail. The book made me so nostalgic... I miss the Pacific Northwe ...more
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Nov 11, 2007
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Is there a better writer on modern China than Peter Hessler? I love his pieces in National Geographic, and I love this book.
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Oct 14, 2007
The Road from Coorain
I loved the first half, about growing up in the Outback.

The second half seemed slightly self-aggrandizing...
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Oct 09, 2008
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
This would be two stars, but the first chapter about the history of oil is fantastic.
Sep 02, 2008
May 25, 2008
Outliers: The Story of Success
This is a hard book to classify, a hard book to describe, and hard book to put down. Read it!
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Jan 11, 2009
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
Read this to remind yourself of life's sweetness and brevity.
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Nov 25, 2008
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
A great book, hard to put down, even story-to-story.
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Oct 19, 2008
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
Amazing story; writing is so-so.
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Oct 14, 2007
The Places in Between
Fabulous book, amazing story.
Mar 17, 2008
Oct 14, 2007
The Sense of an Ending
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Jul 13, 2012
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children
Apr 07, 2008
Oct 14, 2007
Cowboys Are My Weakness
May 20, 2008
May 19, 2008
Ethan Frome
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May 05, 2011
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest
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May 01, 2009
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution
Mar 31, 2009
Oct 14, 2007
More Everyday Wisdom: Trail-Tested Advice from the Experts (Backpacker Magazine)
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Sep 21, 2014
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
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Oct 14, 2007
Blithe Tomato
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Feb 24, 2011
Reservation Blues
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May 20, 2008
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