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Peace: The Biogra...
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Karen Karen said: "Just glanced through it so far but it looks good. I have so many books going at the moment but plan to read it soon. Last Sunday I went to hear the author talk about his book. It was very fascinating and fun to hear the history of the peace symbol. I...more "

My Life So Far
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recommended to Karen by: John. Plus I got to meet and talk to Jane Fonda!
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Karen Karen said: "So far this is a great book, a real insight into a woman so many of us know...yet don't really know. Who would have thought that Jane Fonda would be so insecure. Certainly not me, I've always looked up to her. My god, she's Barbarella--she's been mar...more "


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Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro
Spooky Little Girl
by Laurie Notaro (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2010
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Another awesome book by Laurie Notaro. I loved the characters, loved the story. Lucy Fisher returns home from a vacation with friends to find her fiance has tossed all of her belongings onto the lawn and changed the locks on their house. Lucy's life,...more
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Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
Think Twice (Rosato & Associates, #11)
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2010
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Great story and quick read. I like Lisa's books because they're always interesting, fast-paced, and make you feel like you're right there with the characters. This one got a little violent for me.
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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
Look Again
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2010
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Darn you, Lisa Scottoline -- thanks to you I barely got anything done and got very little sleep. I loved this book, the story was fast-paced and had quite a few twists and turns. Lisa Scottoline knows how to write, you feel for her characters and can...more
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"Thank you Birgit, it was so nice to meet you and Heidi Friday at Powell's. She's an amazing woman and such a talented writer. Having so many of her fa...more "
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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi W. Durrow (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2010
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Last night I went to Powell’s Bookstore to hear Heidi Durrow talk about her debut novel, “The Girl Who Fell From The Sky”. It was the first time in three years that I cried in front of strangers. And it was because I...more
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“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
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“Total absence of humor renders life impossible.”
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