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Song of the Simpl...
Susan rated a book 5 of 5 stars
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recommended to Susan by: My future mother-in-law
recommended for: Everyone
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Susan Susan said: "I love this book. I especially love the poem called I Was My Own Route. This as a wonderful, feminist tear-jerker poem for me. This book also provides the poems in the original Spanish. "

 
Sappho: A New Tra...
Susan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
by Sappho
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recommended for: Everyone
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Susan Susan said: "You've gotta love Sappho. In these tiny fragments she says so much! "

 
Leo Tolstoy Colle...
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Susan Susan said: "These are some chillingly amazing short stories. Each story could last me a life time. Left alone in a Tom Hanks type of situation? Bring Tolstoy short stories. They quench something deeper than thirst or hunger. You won't be able to get up. You'll d...more "

 

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Susan rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: women
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I am currently reading this book. Maybe it's not fair to judge it yet. I met the author on Friday because she came to the school to do a book talk. I liked her because of the self-effacing way she spoke. Still, I can't give this more than three stars...more
Susan rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
by James Joyce
recommended for: Everyone
read in January, 1999
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One of the greatest books of all time. So many artists have echoes what Joyce got at in this book. He just communicated something so true about the experience of being different, and perhaps the alienation that we all feel (especially if we are littl...more
Susan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
Rule of the Bone
by Russell Banks
recommended for: People who like strange stories
read in January, 2000
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There was definetly something to be learned from this book. Something about being a teenager, and about secrets. There was also something to be learned about truth and the dark places that life and love can take some people. Thinking back, this reall...more
Susan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Paint It Today by H.D.
Paint It Today
by H.D.
recommended for: Poets/Women
read in January, 1999
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If you like Sappho and women's lit., you've gotta read H.D. She was sort of the soul-sister of Sappho and even used some of her ideas. I think it was she who reapeted "For me niether honey nor the bee," which was a famous Sappho quote. Okay, so I lov...more
Susan rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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The Street by Ann Petry
The Street
by Ann Petry
recommended to Susan by: Prof. Tricia Rose
recommended for: Women and people interested in Africana studies
read in January, 1999
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I really enjoyed this book. This is a lesser-known African-American author (though she is widely known in Africana-studies circles). This was written in a particularly honest voice, and there was no hyper-glamorization or hyper-sexualization of the m...more
Susan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
To 'Joy My Freedom by Tera W. Hunter
To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War
by Tera W. Hunter
recommended to Susan by: Prof.Rose
recommended for: People who like history
read in January, 1999
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This is a really great work about the history of Southern Black Women. It's great for people interested in women's history, American history, or Africana studies.
Susan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Poetry Like Bread, New Expanded Edition by Martin Espada
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This book has many great poems for when you are in a revolutionary mood.
Susan rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Song of the Simple Truth by Julia de Burgos
Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos
by Julia de Burgos
recommended to Susan by: My future mother-in-law
recommended for: Everyone
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I love this book. I especially love the poem called I Was My Own Route. This as a wonderful, feminist tear-jerker poem for me. This book also provides the poems in the original Spanish.
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