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The Namesake
Beth rated a book 3 of 5 stars
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read in May, 2007
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Beth Beth said: " I like this so far--don't absolutely love it, but it's good end-of-the-school-year pleasure reading. I think they just made a movie of this. "

 

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Beth rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett
read in August, 2006
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This was my favorite book club book of all the ones we've read over the past year, and Ann Patchett is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. (I would also *highly* recommend "Truth and Beauty," Patchett's memoir of her friendship with the poet Lu ...more
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Baby Love by Rebecca Walker
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This was a quick, enjoyable read. I was drawn to it because of my own ambivalence about having children, and I hoped that reading about someone else's experience would be helpful in puzzling out all my own questions: When you think about wanting to h ...more
Beth rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in May, 2007
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I like this so far--don't absolutely love it, but it's good end-of-the-school-year pleasure reading. I think they just made a movie of this.
Beth rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
read in March, 2006
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I just finished reading this book with my 10th grade English students. It is always the class favorite, so I save it for the end of the year. I'm glad I have the occasion to reread it periodically--immersing myself in the details of a soldier's life ...more
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