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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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