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Kaitlin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
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I began this book after Mandela's death. I knew he ended apartheid, but not much else. I wanted to know why the entire world admired him. This book explained that love and admiration completely. He was such a thoughtful, courageous, pragmatic, and in...more
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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The Lifeboat
by Charlotte Rogan (Goodreads Author)
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I couldn't tell if this was a metaphor or not through the entire story. The trial was unrealistic--no prosecutor would bring those charges. I enjoyed the water/sea motif, but that was not enough to salvage this novel for me.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
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Innovative and enjoyable writing style. Foreshadowing galore. A fresh look at the horrors of the Holocaust, through the lens of a German family. Devastating ending.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir
by Clint Hill (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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An easy read. I loved Clint's reflections on the Kennedy White House. I didn't realize how important Jackie O was for our foreign relations. Good book for the beach.
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Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Didn't like any of the characters. (My typical reaction to Fitzgerald.) While Dick's descent to alcoholism is believable, it was frustrating. Also, I hated how "love" bloomed without reason.
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The Keeper of Secrets by Julie  Thomas
The Keeper of Secrets
by Julie Thomas (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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I couldn't put this book down. Read it in a little over 24 hours. Well-crafted and poignant. Beautiful violin motif.
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Paint it Black by Janet Fitch
Paint it Black
by Janet Fitch (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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A very dark novel with a complex ending. Great beach read.
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The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
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