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A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future
4.18
it was amazing
Well-researched and thoughtful treatise. Hypothesizing that a nation of laws is but one facet of what the founders had in mind, Guinness puts together ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition
3.24
it was amazing
A writer's journey of discovery places genealogical research and history lessons in a very personal context. This may be more than you ever wanted to ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
A History of Western Music
3.93
it was amazing
Marvelous introduction to Music History in Western Civilization.
My copy was well-worn, and almost purloined by Igor Stravinsky, who misunderstood I wa
...more
not set
Mar 06, 2012
 
True Believers
3.59
it was amazing
A memoir of a successful woman attorney, this venture into remembered adolescence is a marvelous read. Kurt Anderson has captured so much of the hyste ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
The List
3.69
it was amazing
Some completely different perspectives on post-WW-II England. It also spoke to the desires of many former Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Austrians and G ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Swimming Monkeys
3.60
it was amazing
An exciting, entirely contemporary premise is examined in Steve Hadden's story, Swimming Monkeys: Genesis. Ryan, our tale's designated hero, finds it ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
 
Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
3.62
it was amazing
Mom read this in hardcover when expecting me in 1944. This story was so intriguing. I read it several times, beginning at about 10 years old. A wonder ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2012
 
Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's Program to Protect Against & Fight Breast Cancer
4.22
it was amazing
Dr. Horner chronicles discoveries of life-styles, especially eating choices that directly impact the incidence of women's cancers. The information is ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 02, 2012
 
Split Images (Silhouette Desire, No 269)
2.50
it was amazing
The 80s story of man-woman conflict to passion to love is entertainingly told here. Both protagonists struggle with their own ambition and image diffi ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2012
 
The Deputy
3.65
it was amazing
This play, depicting Pope Pius XII during the Nazi occupation of Rome with his tacit collusion to rid the world of Jews was powerful theatre. I read i ...more
Jan 1964
Jul 23, 2012
 
Tall Tales With Short Cocks
3.61
it was ok
Apocalyptic short fiction with some wierd settings and characters. The most memorable yarn had bionic or trash assemblages as the thinking, mobile cre ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2012
 
It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide to Creating the Time for Your Life
3.58
it was amazing
Shopping now for the perfect egg timer. They come in many colors and shapes and price ranges. An alarm clock isn't quite the same thing. A stopwatch c ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
 
A Perfect Storm (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #4)
4.22
it was amazing
This romance between a guy who thinks he's too old for her and a woman whose issues and past make her delightfully young and wiser, yet more generous ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2012
 
Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2)
3.76
it was amazing
A lust stone quest? A true-love stone quest? Lizzy and Diesel continue their adventures, complete with precocious monkey sidekick, Carl.

By turns cover
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Aug 15, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Burn for Me (Rancho Del Cielo, #3)
3.73
it was amazing
Very good read - explores romance interrupted story with a courageous 11-year-old seeking her father. Prejudices of ethnicity and social standing are ...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
Denting the Bosch: A Novel of Marriage, Friendship, and Expensive Household Appliances
2.91
really liked it
This was a fun read. Characters all trying SO HARD to be what they think thry're SUPPOSED to be. I think my favorite business is that ALL THREE women ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains
3.87
really liked it
When I read this an eternity ago, I thought the hero was such a terrific, adventurous guy, yet a gentleman to his core. I now live just down the stree ...more
Jan 1961
Dec 06, 2011
 
Straight from the Heart: My Life in Politics and Other Places
4.02
it was amazing
Tears of poignancy and tears of laughter. Longer than 8 pgs.
not set
Aug 22, 2012
 
The Probability of Miracles
3.94
it was amazing
A couple of teen bucket lists made as their late adolescence comes with incurable cancers. The believability, macabre humor and ultimate emotional ris ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The White Hotel
3.83
it was amazing
This extraordinary read gave me nightmares for years!
not set
May 08, 2012
 
Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #3)
4.06
it was amazing
Exciting.conclusion.to.this.saga.
not set
Dec 17, 2014
 
The Husband List (Culhane Family #2)
3.55
really liked it
Fun, Victorian manners novel with a sensual, dark Irish hero and quirky, competent heroine.
Jan 2014
Dec 27, 2013
 
Delusion in Death (In Death, #35)
4.31
it was amazing
The multi-year mystery in this story of vicious terrorist attacks has our Eve, Roarke and company working round-the-clock to solve and stop the carnag ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
it was amazing
One of the most thought-provoking and excellent reads of 2010. This story's journey involved the author to a degree not usually acknowledged in writin ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2011
 
172 Hours on the Moon
3.64
it was ok
A very well-crafted science fiction tale set in 2019. I rated it low because the assumptions about space aliens trumped the all-too-real dangers of sp ...more
May 21, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
3.75
it was amazing
Fantastic pictures and graphs SHOW what is happening to our planet and gives further context to today's weather and climate happenings from floods to ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
Murder Inside the Beltway (Capital Crimes, #24)
3.61
it was amazing
Wow. Last book written by Margaret Truman, before Barack Obama became the 2008 Democratic nominee. Wove in scandalous behavior by top politicians and ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping that Changed America
3.25
it was amazing
A community outrage and a personal family tragedy is exacerbated by the response of the political powers-that-be. Obstruction, police investigation th ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
 
Temperance Unraveling
3.64
liked it
The moral tales and individual perspectives in this novel were quite a range of ages, which is to be commended. While I worked to keep a non-judgmenta ...more
Oct 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
Welcome to Last Chance (Last Chance, #1)
3.69
it was amazing
A songwriter has come home. A desperate, broke traveler seeks shelter and escape from mobsters. Their meeting is cataclysmic, and then they begin to c ...more
not set
May 02, 2012
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