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Biting the Wax Tadpole by Elizabeth  Little
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wow. Amazing. Worth a purchase. If you want to conjugate in lithuanian, which I now want to do.
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A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
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I'm not going to review all of the Grafton books; suffice it to say that I keep up with the series, and that they should be considered in that context. Grafton has done a good job with the mystery genre: she has developed compelling, flawed, repeatin ...more
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A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
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Great title; tedious book.
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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
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Number Our Days by Barbara Myerhoff
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Ostensibly an anthropologist's study of home for elderly Jews, this book is really about the meaning of life.
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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem
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Written by Herself by Jill Ker Conway
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True North by Jill Ker Conway
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The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
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The scarcity of the Australian desert is an excellent metaphor for the emotional desertscape that Jill forms her life in. I particularly recommend this book as a modern coming-of-age tale, set in an emotional minefield.
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Personal History by Katharine Graham
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“Because here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship—be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles—is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.”
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