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I Know This Much Is True
**spoiler alert** The point of view, the colloquial style, the brutal light in which Lamb paints Dominick's life -- as the identical twin who is not t ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 25, 2007
The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost
What is a more perfect picture in this world than a contented baby in loving parent arms? Leidloff claim that this is the place to be if you are an in ...more
Oct 2006
Apr 25, 2007
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
I have to give this book a wholehearted recommendation. It took me about a week to read it and caused what I can say was my first real "I'm-not-the-aw ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 08, 2007
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
Joanne Harris made me long to move to Europe. More fantasizing about small town, rural life. And the descriptions of the chocolate left me dreaming ab ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Vanity Fair
There are more than 800 pages in this book. I attempted it many times, each time losing track somewhere in the middle. I finally read it out of pure s ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 27, 2007
The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
This is a magical realism book. I never know what to say about those.

"It was strange but I enjoyed." is the most accurate. . . but doesn't really tel
Jun 2007
May 10, 2007
Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care
I wasn't overly impressed by this book. That could be because I learned most of the info (organic food, natural cleaners, etc.) by osmosis from my mom ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 03, 2008
The Redwall Cookbook
One of the hardest and best things about Brian Jacques 'Redwall' series is surviving through the lavish descriptions of delicious feasts. They make th ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
Young Adult Novel
Logan has to read this. So does Jack. Without blowing details, it's told by a member of the Wild Dada Ducks - a group of Dadaist boys in highschool. I ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 14, 2009
Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children
A good 'reminder' book for parents. While I don't see myself becoming an 'official' Buddhist anytime soon, I did find lots of helpful ideas and tools ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 18, 2008
The Emancipator's Wife
This book accomplished what all historical books accomplish, which is to get me interested and researching someone or some point in history I have nev ...more
Feb 2009
Dec 28, 2007
Raising Witches: Teaching the Wiccan Faith to Children
This little book is full of great ideas to use if you are trying to raise a Pagan (or even just an Earth-Centered) child. Certainly it would be each p ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 07, 2008
The Martini of Destiny (Rucksack Universe)
I love this story and am looking forward to more from the Rucksack universe. I started reading it to see what my friend has been working on, knowing h ...more
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Jul 30, 2013
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Ouch, ouch, ouch. And many thanks to Barbara Ehrenreich for putting this out there. This book made me feel deeply grateful for my fortunate life. It m ...more
Jun 2009
Apr 27, 2007
Jean Hegland is an amazing writer. The stories she weaves are a heart-wrenching melange of beauty and horror. Your heart breaks and your senses reel, ...more
Sep 2006
Apr 26, 2007
Ourselves as Mothers: The Universal Experience of Motherhood
Kitzinger tackles a far bigger subject that can even begin to be addressed by this 300-some page book. She looks at the commonalities and differences ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 25, 2007
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Amazing. Eloquent. Inspirational. Angering (not at Kingsolver - at the mega-food producers). Laugh-out-loud funny.

I'm joining Kingsolver and her fami
Mar 2008
Jan 11, 2008
The Little House Collection (Little House, #1-9)
Okay, I'll admit it. I still re-read these. I just finished a ramble though the pioneer prairies with Laura and enjoyed it throughly.

I know there is
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Apr 25, 2007
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)
I love Jasper Fforde. I want to have coffee with him, because if he is anything like his books then it would be one hell of a coffee date.

Nursery Rhy
May 2007
Apr 25, 2007
Cannery Row
It's Steinbeck, so you know it is a very nearly, perhaps even entirely, perfect blend of beauty and tragedy. It's such a good thing that it becomes di ...more
May 2007
May 18, 2007
Brighid's Healing
This is my teacher!! She is the greatest teacher I have ever had, for any reason. Primarily she taught me herbalism and natural healing, but that is l ...more
Aug 2007
Apr 27, 2007
Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Wow. Alice Walker packs a powerful, heart-wringing poem into a picture book. The artwork is amazing. The whole thing leaves you sitting, staring at th ...more
May 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Anansi Boys (American Gods, #2)
I love Neil Gaiman's fiction. This is a wonderful follow-up to American Gods (and if you haven't read that you should stop reading this and go grab a ...more
Sep 2007
Apr 26, 2007
Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and Meditation with Pagan Rosaries
Enjoyable and inspirational ideas for those of us who dabble in Paganism, Magic, and Meditation (or even those of us who are more serious about those ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
I don't have a shelf for self-help, given that I almost never read it. This book was recommended to me by a counselor, and I actually did find it help ...more
May 2009
May 08, 2009
Written on the Body
It's a love story -- a deeply passionate, amazing, once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. That in itself is not enough to recommend the book. The catch is i ...more
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Apr 27, 2007
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
This is a review for the early 1980s publication of Eugene Field's famous poem -- it's the one with illustrations by Susan Jeffers. Her artwork rocks. ...more
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Apr 26, 2007
Cotton In My Sack
Lois Lenski did this wonderful series about working children in America. They are somewhat out of date (they usually take place in the first half of t ...more
Jun 10, 2009
May 29, 2009
Colman (Doran, #3)
I love this series -- Juniper, Wise Child, and Colman -- but I love many of the books in this world that make herbalists, wise women, and dorans out t ...more
May 2007
Apr 25, 2007
Hannah's House
I was so excited to receive this book - written by a dear friend and (for lack of a better term) and my step-grandma! It's always a wonder when I read ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 22, 2009
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