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Madame Picasso by Anne Girard
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The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills
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I'm glad I read this, as it demystified some big questions (Why no more books, what about her and Truman, why the recluse, what's the deal with her mother), but there were no real revelations. I was confused at times by the writing style.

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in September, 2014
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Can't wait for book group!
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
read in September, 2014
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I really thought someone was going to be gored by a bull. Kind of disappointed they didn't. :)
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Wake Up Little Susie by Rickie Solinger
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Adam Bede by George Eliot
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Charles and Emma by Deborah Heiligman
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An interesting, well-written and informative biography.
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The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley
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This was an interesting, quality book that didn't point fingers or regurgitate old rhetoric. The students used as examples were articulate and interesting, Ripley knitted pertinent research seamlessly into the narratives, and the suggestions given we...more
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Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“Small wonder our national spirit is husk empty. We have more information but less knowledge. More communication but less community. More goods but less goodwill. More of virtually everything save that which the human spirit requires. So distracted have we become sating this new need or that material appetite, we hardly noticed the departure of happiness”
Randall Robinson, The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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