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Living with a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Tedious, overly intellectual exploration of the meaning of the author's "mystical visions" as a teenager - were they mild schizophrenic attacks, episodes of mental illness? Or were they glimpses behind the veil of the reality that Ehrenreich has alwa...more
Mimi Jones and 10 other people liked Jodie's review of The Book of Ruth :
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
" This is one of my all-time favorite books. It's a book that changes one's perspective on people and walking a mile in other's shoes before judging. Did your school have one or two or maybe more kids that were just "off" -- easy targets for bullies... " Read more of this review »
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The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
The Book of Ruth
by Jane Hamilton
read in May, 2014
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Narrated in the first person, this is the story of Ruth, who lives with her sharp-tongued, bitter mother, May in a small midwestern town. Ruth's brother, Matt, has fled the home and managed to become an astronomer at MIT, but his sister and mother re...more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in December, 2013
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Mimi Jones and 233 other people liked Lisa Kelsey's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
" As I read the reviews I am fascinated by the fact that I agree with aspects of many of them, whether they rate the book one, two, three, or even four stars. Even the positive reviews point out the very many flaws. I suppose it all comes down to wh... " Read more of this review »
Mimi Jones and 394 other people liked Rick's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
" I have not read Tartt’s two previous, and by most accounts, superior novels. In The Goldfinch you can see that the talent is there but something is drastically off in the storytelling. The book drags and drags. It exasperates with unnecessary deta... " Read more of this review »
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Longbourn by Jo Baker
Longbourn
by Jo Baker
read in November, 2013
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I have a certain suspicion about sequels to much-loved books written by people other than the original authors -- but Jo Baker won me over with her creative and original take on the Austen canon. Longbourn is great fun - a well-researched and engagin...more
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