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Bitter Acoustic by Sharon Fagan McDermott
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"Here is poetry that insists on music not only heard but palpable, the physicality of language and the beauty of that body. In the "ice pizzicato," "petrified spirals of delft blue," and keening and splintering glass of the intense opening poem, "Ici ...more
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The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver
read in June, 2013
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I found it slow entering the novel, but once encamped in the character's lives, I found the story of both a woman's awakening to her own capabilities and the environmental messages on climate change powerful. It is the first novel I've read that has ...more
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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In Asheville, NC this summer, I bought this book. Hosseini was going to be reading at Malaprops Bookstore down there, days after I would be back in Pittsburgh. I would have loved to have heard him read this. This is my third Hosseini book. I teach hi ...more
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The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy
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After hearing the author, Simon Van Booy, talk on NPR, I bought the book. He sounds like a soulful, thoughtful and kind man, and I wanted to like this book more than I did. The underlying theme here: that we are all more interconnected in our lives ( ...more
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TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
TransAtlantic
by Colum McCann (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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Colum McCann is currently my favorite novelist. I have delighted in reading four of his books prior to this one and loved "Let The Great World Spin" and "Dancer." This most recent novel not only expertly and intriguingly weaves together such seemingl ...more
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The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious by Lori Jakiela
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The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious by Lori Jakiela
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
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