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Nicholas and Alexandra

On completion: I very highly recommend this book to those interested in Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov, to anyone interested in Russian
Mar 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2010
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
I don't know if this should have 4 or 5 stars. Amazing literature - no. Amazing subject matter - yes. I do believe the author's message is correct. An ...more
Nov 11, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
An Officer and a Spy
Who should read this book?

- All who love spy novels
- All who love mysteries and thrillers
- All who are interested in the Dreyfus affair
- All who are i
Aug 03, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
East of Eden
Although I do like Steinbeck’s strong, simple style of writing, this book let me down. With this book Steinbeck is delivering a message to his readers ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Call The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
I see now that this is the first book of a series:

This book is fun. You are told astounding stories about the
Sep 16, 2012
Mar 20, 2009
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
I am impressed. Catherine the Great lived from 1729-1796. She was 14 when she first came to Russia, This book covers this entire time period meticulou ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

This is a four star book. Recently another GR friend rated this with three stars, and to be honest, I was flabbergasted. "HOW CAN YOU NOT
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
On completion:

Never was I bored when I listened to this book. Never was I confused by the facts. The balance between historical detail and personal fa
Jun 2012
Apr 26, 2012
ETA: I adored this book when I read it, but now my perspectives are a bit changed....... I am currently reading American Prometheus by Kai Bird. It is ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
A House in the Sky: A Memoir
Through A House in the Sky you vicariously experience being a hostage.

Please start by carefully reading the GR book description. It is accurate and to
Sep 17, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
John Adams
I haven’t read a book this good in years!

I cannot imagine anyone who wouldn’t enjoy this book.

This is a book about a man, John Adams, but it is also
Feb 12, 2013
Dec 24, 2012
Chronicle in Stone
REVISED REVIEW! I was tired last night......

I loved this book. Why? Well, what I loved most was the writing style. I scarcely realized I was learning
Jan 09, 2012
Nov 18, 2008
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children

Having completed the book, here are my thoughts. Everybody should read this book. When you say millions of AIDS orphans, it doesn't really
Mar 06, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
Not Even My Name: A True Story

This book gets 5 stars. I don't care if at points the text seemed a little simplistic. I don't care at all. I don't give a hoot. The mes
Nov 19, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Pope Joan

In conclusion, having completed this novel, having struggled through to the end, I can say I did not like it. I didn't like it from the
Jul 10, 2011
Dec 12, 2009
The start is superb! Candace Thaxton does the narration of the audiobook. Her tone perfectly expresses how Typhoid Mary views what is happening to her ...more
Jun 03, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
I totally, TOTALLY loved this book!!!!! I know I tshould think a bit before I write something, but I am carried away by my emotions. I love the family ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2008
This is fiction, but based on the true life events of the famed Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993). Through fiction the author attempts ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Through page 72: I am finding this book both intellectually interesting and emotionally gripping. That is exactly what I have been looki
Jul 16, 2011
Sep 03, 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Too long ; needs better editing. For example, the time spent on the raft is just too long and drawn out.

I have a very hard time believing some of the
Jul 17, 2012
Nov 23, 2010
Steve Jobs
I liked this book very, very much. We all have heard about Steve Jobs, but he is in fact a person even more magnetic than all the wild tidbits you hav ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Aug 04, 2013
Remarkable Creatures
Finished: I am glad that is over! I think I chuckled maybe once. The prose was stilted. I have never run into such a bunch of miserable souls. A huge ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
We Die Alone
Are you depressed? Are you sick of people? Have you just read a book that has put you in the dumps? Then you must read We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Es ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Nov 16, 2008
The Tale of the Rose: The Love Story Behind The Little Prince

Having finished the book, I have added a few comments at the end.....

I am reading The Tale of the Rose: The Love Story Behind The Little
Feb 11, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
A Soldier of the Great War
Whatever I could possibly say cannot do justice to this book. How Helprin uses language is magnificent - the dialogue, the thoughts he evokes, the hum ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Dec 09, 2007
Madame Picasso
WOW, this is MUCH better than I thought in the beginning. There is romance from the beginning. How this was presented put me off; I didn't believe it. ...more
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 06, 2014

I chose to read this book because I very much liked Mary Doria Russell's novel A Thread of Grace. I enjoy historical fiction, but not
Nov 06, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
I really enjoyed this book, even if it was a challenging read. Challenging because there was so much information which was new to me.

I learned about
Jan 22, 2015
Aug 04, 2014
Townie: A Memoir
This is a rough book. It is about violence in all its forms, except war and genocide. Violence on a personal level. If swear words and rape and drugs ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Nov 10, 2012
The Hours
What has happened to me? I started this book extremely annoyed and ended up liking it. Why? Why? Why? I don't quite know. I have to think........

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Jan 18, 2015
Nov 16, 2014
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