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Tami rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Maude by Donna Mabry
by Donna Mabry
read in February, 2015
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Talk about tear jerker! I love family history but why are so many of our ancestors stories about the pain, suffering and heart ache? After having said that I really did enjoy this book even though it really tore at my heart. I was hoping for some fun ...more
Tami rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in February, 2015
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To be honest I'm not sure how I felt about this book. The writing and dialogue are incredible. The descriptions were spot on but maybe a bit too lengthy. Character development - intriguing. I'm just amazed at how much drug use was involved. How can a ...more
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"Probably 3.5 stars. Great in some parts, not so much in others. I was really surprised by all the drug use."
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"I honestly don't know how to rate this book. The beginning was great, I wanted to continue. And then the middle of the book had such horrible language that it made it really difficult to filter out any meat. I am very tolerant of most language and..." Read more of this review »
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Our Town by Thornton Wilder
“Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”
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Lila by Marilynne Robinson
"I typically don't read fiction that isn't a murder mystery. Last summer, a BYU professor recommended the writings of Marilynne Robinson citing her as the best Christian writer today.

Recently, Sam Sacks of the Wall Street Journal, called Robinson'..." Read more of this review »
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The Map Thief by Michael Blanding
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Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, "We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around!" I would add, the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
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David McCullough
“I think that we need history as much as we need bread or water or love.”
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Steve Luxenberg
“Secrets, I've discovered, have a way of working free of their keepers.”
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Steve Luxenberg
“Without really trying, I have become a collector of other families' secrets. Whenever I tell someone about my detective work, the first question is invariably something like this: 'Can you tell me the secret?' Sure, I say. The next question often is: 'Want to hear my family's secret?”
Steve Luxenberg, Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret

Jack Gantos
“Since I was trying so hard to make books lead my life, I didn’t want to read them and then just put them back on the shelf and say, “good book,” as if I was patting a good dog. I wanted books to change me, and I wanted to write books that would change others.”
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