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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson (Goodreads Author)
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I wrote a paper in college about Steve Jobs and his time at Pixar. This book went a little into his management style, but it didn't completely explain how he could be so successful while being so abrasive with his employees. I enjoyed reading about h ...more
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Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry
Zeke and Ned
by Larry McMurtry
read in April, 2012
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Written in the Cherokee Nation after the removal from Georgia, this book was sad, funny, thought provoking and tragic. It winds the lives of several families together with interactions with the hanging judge, Isaac Parker. It is about warrior Indians ...more
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The Shirley Letters are a snapshot of the early California mines and culture told from the point of view of a woman. It also gives a glimpse of a woman who was not typical for her time period. I loved the details she shared about her life and learnin ...more
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain (Goodreads Author)
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Books like this always make leave me with lots of questions. It is a novel but how much is true and how much is made up. Paula McLain tells the story of Ernest Hemingway's first wife from her viewpoint about their marriage and years in Paris. It was ...more
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The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
The Probable Future
by Alice Hoffman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2011
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"Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window on the future -- a future that she might not want to see." (from the ...more
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Stardance by Spider Robinson
Stardance
by Spider Robinson
read in August, 2011
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I read this book when it was first published and I've read it numerous times since then. IMHO, it should be listed with the science fiction classics. It captures the yearning to travel off earth that I felt when I first started reading science fictio ...more
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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
by Paolo Bacigalupi (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2011
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A dystopian world that is very violent, very dark. The story kept me interested but I was uncomfortable with the child abuse. Yet even so, I had a hard time liking the main character. He did step up and do right most of the time, but it was always an ...more
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
by Katherine Howe (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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Normally I find books that flip between times or narrators disruptive to the story, but I can't imagine this book being written any other way. Each story line advanced the other and I had a hard time putting it down.

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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An engaging look at Jackson, MS' wealthier housewives from the view of their help. Actually it is mostly about the "help" and how the prejudice of the day affected their lives. It was hard to read about the physical violence that affected them. Even ...more
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