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Dragonfly in Amber
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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
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Actually, I read these quite a while ago. My kids' school receptionist recommended the series and I always at least TRY to read books that people recommend to me. Even if I think it's something I may not like , I try. So, I r
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Well, in all honesty, I've read this one a few times: English class reading in High School, on my own, as a 20-something young adult, in my 30s, and now in my 40s. It appears that I revisit this one every decade. This time, I
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Carolanne is on page 291 of 324 of To Kill a Mockingbird: Flying through it. I've forgotten so much. It's almost like I'm reading it for the first time (it's been about 20 years, I think?)
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
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Why did I read this book?
I found it for a good price at Costco, I liked the cover, and I've read Tartt's other two novels.

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* the book is very well-written
* I followed through and read the entire book! even though it took me two months!
* the char
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The School on Heart's Content Road by Carolyn Chute
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I picked it up for 95 cents at a thrift store. I had read her earlier book .... I think it's called The Beans of Egypt Maine (?). anyway, I read it years, possibly decades, ago. I thought I'd enjoyed it back then.

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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"Language does this to our memories--simplifies, solidifies, codifies, mummifies. An oft-told story is like a photograph in a family album; eventually it replaces the moment it was meant to capture."
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