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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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The Wave by Susan Casey
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This is interesting, but there's too much surfing for my taste. Given the predictions of ocean incursions and wilder weather from the experts Susan Casey writes about, I hoped for more. There's precious little information about the 2004 tsunami that...more
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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A poignant story, given an interesting cultural context about which I knew nothing. The characters are memorable and the story compelling. A nurse at a blood drive last week blurted out a plot twist when she saw me reading the book. Not nice, lady! I...more
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Straight Man by Richard Russo
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Dear Mr Russo,

I've just finished Straight Man; the fourth of your books that I've read including Empire Falls. I thought Empire Falls was pretty brilliant but in my mind, you should have won the Pulitzer for Straight Man. I would have voted for St... " Read more of this review »
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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The process of finding one's voice in response to loss is something I'm experiencing now doubly, so I may relate to this more than most. I'm also something of a sucker for pilgrimage literature. Sometimes, the more important journey is within, and th...more
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Savages by Don Winslow
Savages
by Don Winslow
read in July, 2014
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Rip-snorting, with a body count to match. Don Winslow is a solid storyteller with a gift for plot twists and pacing.
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Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
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Barbara Brown Taylor's beautiful little book tells the story of a painful part of her faith journey: the decision to leave ministry to remain close to God. It resonates with me because it's my experience. While studying for and getting a degree in mi...more
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
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Read this after visiting Savannah. (We visited the square in which much of this is set.) The book captures the mood of the place beautifully. The cast of characters is memorable and could have come straight from Flannery O'Connor. Quality reporting.
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