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Reading Lolita in Tehran
liked it
Reviewer: L. Shirley "Laurie's Boomer Views" from Amazon

Imagine...Having to hide a satellite dish for fear of being arrested and thrown in prison,havi
Jul 2005
May 10, 2007
Iran Awakening: One Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country
really liked it
Reviewer: Ronald Scheer on Amazon

Written by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, this highly readable memoir reaches out specifically to American re
Apr 2007
May 10, 2007
Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)
it was amazing
Over the years I've read most of the Maisie Dobbs books. I wanted a series set in another time period and country and it started out around the time o ...more
Jan 09, 2017
Dec 25, 2016
Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
it was amazing
I agree with the frequent remarks about this book. it's written in an easily read style for the general public. it's a detailed look at various change ...more
Jan 2011
Nov 02, 2012
What Would the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their Answers
really liked it
A review from Steve on Amazon ...
"This book is not what I expected. I was ready to find easy answers to complex questions that would satisfy my precon
Jul 2005
May 20, 2007
The Ultra Secret
really liked it
Read the other reviews. As a person too young to understand the war while it was going on, the impressions I got after the war changed after reading T ...more
Sep 2012
Jun 11, 2013
The Street
really liked it
I had not heard of this book before a friend mentioned Ann Petry as a prominent Black author. It's a powerful book and I wondered why it's not better ...more
Nov 05, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
The Glass Castle
really liked it
It's difficult to imagine what's it's like to grow up in extreme poverty where food, clothes and shelter are at a premium. I don't think many people w ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 27, 2016
The Goldfinch
really liked it
Many of the reviews have done a superb job of capturing what should be said about this book.
I found that for me the increased understanding of drug a
Feb 2014
Mar 23, 2014
If I Die in Juárez
really liked it
The level of violence against women around the world is ... horrifying. I wanted to think more about this topic and knew this book about the 'feminici ...more
not set
Jun 22, 2008
Heart Mountain
really liked it
I wanted to read more about the Japanese internment camps in western states during WW ll and this fictionalized version included descriptions of the H ...more
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 03, 2016
Elephant Moon
really liked it
Note: This is not a Review. It's just an observation
I'm pecking away at my ignorance about war. This book helped me to look at war among nations with
Oct 22, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
Half of a Yellow Sun
it was amazing
Many reviews of this book are thoughtful and enlightening. In 1967 I was at the University of Chicago and set to go to Kano, Nigeria to do my disserta ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 22, 2009
This book followed Louise ERdrich's 'The Beet Queen" and was the hardest of her early books that I've read so far. It's focuses on tribal characters a ...more
Jun 03, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert
really liked it
Red, a Connection of People with Place, September 20, 2001
on Amazon

When Terry Tempest Williams starts this book with her simple equation place + peopl
Apr 2006
May 10, 2007
Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South
it was amazing
A useful tactical guide, October 29, 2006
Reviewer: David Stinson from Amazon

An overall good book. The author I think has a useful strategy, and lots o
Jan 2007
May 10, 2007
Four Years in Paradise
I read this book as a teenager. I found it in the library while wandering in the stacks. What I, a suburban anglo teen with little knowledge of Africa ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2013
The Kite Runner
really liked it
from Amazon by Haimanot Alemayehu "realwoman"

"Living in the United States with our grandiose homes, luxurious automobiles, and "glamorous" life, it i
May 2007
May 24, 2007
Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment
it was amazing
from reviewon Amazon by Michel Aaij (Montgomery, AL) Amazon link

Here is a great book I think we all should read. Steingraber's thesis is relatively
Jan 2001
Feb 15, 2008
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
really liked it
from Amazon...
" The greatest "unsolved mystery" of the American Southwest relates to the Anasazi, the native peoples who by the 11th century converged
May 2007
May 15, 2007
Outrageous!: The Fine Life and Flagrant Good Times of Basketball's Irresistible Force
This is an autobiographical book by Charles Barkley, the legendary basketball player who is a frequent TV commentator during the basketball season now ...more
Jan 1994
May 20, 2007
Half Broke Horses
really liked it
This book is a prequel to Glass Castle by the engaging story teller, Jeannette Walls.
I'll read 'Silver Star' next also by Ms Walls.
As with 'Glass Cas
Sep 03, 2016
Sep 03, 2016
And the Mountains Echoed
really liked it
I've enjoyed Khaled Hosseini's books. I spend a significant amount of time on understanding and appreciating other cultures and his books have made a ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers
it was amazing
I am enjoying the readings so much! I'm a long-time recycler and always looking for new ways to do it and new inspiration. I found both in these stori ...more
May 02, 2009
May 06, 2009
A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs, #8)
**spoiler alert** Anyone who follows this series has watched Maisie Dobbs work her past the aftermath of WWI and beyond. Maisie must consider how to d ...more
Aug 23, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Love Medicine
I wanted to go back to the early Erdrich books because I thought there would be more insight into the history and experience of reservation life and t ...more
May 20, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
Mother Tongue
it was amazing
Reviewer: John Phillips "johnphillips61" (Plano, TX USA)

You can tell the author is a poet. This story was beautifully written, insightful and certainl
Jul 2001
May 10, 2007
Guests of the Emperor
really liked it
Janice Brooks Young's historical novel leads me to think, as many of us are today, about the meaning of war and peace in a climate of global conflict. ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds
The short readings in this book are a good way to start discussions on how globalization effects the US. Lifting the veil of socialization so that the ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2009
Online Collaborative Learning Communities: Twenty-One Designs to Building an Online Collaborative Learning Community
really liked it
I'm working on how to use more collaborative activities in my own online courses and also how to teach other faculty how to use more collaboration in ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 13, 2008
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