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Carol rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin
Push Not the River
by James Conroyd Martin (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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As the author's first historical novel this is actually pretty good. The main reason I read this book was because it was about Poland and based on a true story. But this really is not my kind of book. Even though this is supposed to be true the multi ...more
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Carol rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert
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These are three so-called classics, but except for "A Simple Heart" the other two fail to make the transition to modern times, in my opinion. "A Simple Heart" is interesting to me only in that it gives me a glimpse of how oppressive life was in Norma ...more
Carol rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
The Man With the Golden Arm
by Nelson Algren
read in January, 2015
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I grew up in Chicago in the neighborhood Algren writes about and at the same time he was writing about it ... so from the beginning I was at odds with this book. This isn't the neighborhood that I grew up in! But ... after finishing the book and thin ...more
Carol rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Betrayal of the Spirit by Nori J. Muster
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The author was a member of the team that produced the newspaper that went out to Hare Krishna members worldwide and as such was privy to inside information not available to most members of the organization. The unique vantage point of the author is w ...more
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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After reading through some of the comments I have to chuckle because they are sooo long. This is typical of introverts who it seems are more comfortable writing than talking. I count myself among them. The most useful book I have encountered about in ...more
Carol rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
Family Happiness
by Leo Tolstoy
read in November, 2014
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This is probably my least favorite of all the things I have read by Tolstoy. Tolstoy mentions in a number of novels and short stories that he does not really believe in love. The best example of this is in War and Peace. Prince Andrew's father has a ...more
Carol rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilych
by Leo Tolstoy
read in November, 2014
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I read this years ago before I had much experience of the death of those around me. Even then I thought Tolstoy showed remarkable insight into Ivan and those around him. Through the years I often thought of re-reading it but tended to shy away from i ...more
Carol rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy
The Cossacks
by Leo Tolstoy
read in October, 2014
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This is a lovely coming-of-age story and much better than I expected. I agree with others who have suggested that this is a good introduction to Tolstoy. It is autobiographical and one can see how Tolstoy's ideas began here and were maintained till t ...more
Carol rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Russka by Edward Rutherfurd
Russka: The Novel of Russia
by Edward Rutherfurd (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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For anyone with an interest in Russia and its history this may be a fairly good place to begin. Although I must say that keeping all the characters straight in Russka was much harder than keeping them straight in War and Peace. That's because Rutherf ...more
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