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Debbie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
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This is a haunting book, though not always in a good way.

It had its moments, especially describing Mick, obviously McCullers' proxy, and her aching loneliness and search for beauty, and her downwardly mobile family that somehow still is a coherent u...more
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Moody's bottom line advice for defense against the Dark Arts... ? "
"Skies of Fury: Weather Weirdness Around the World

This type of cloud that forms near mountains is sometimes mistaken for UFOs because of its flattened bowl or plate shape.
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Debbie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Fry's English Delight by Stephen Fry
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This was two CDs, which my son and I listened to on a recent trip. We were amused and (somewhat) educated.The first CD is the better of the two.

I believe these are from a radio show, and when one has a certain amount of time to fill, fill it one does...more
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The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
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Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Despite the fact that this book should have been edited more tightly, and perhaps organized more coherently, I recommend the book heartily. Her history of "positive thinking" as a response to Calvinism is fascinating. And she totally gets that it is...more
Debbie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
read in June, 2014
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This was a page-turner (well, I listened to it, so whatever the listening equivalent is) and fascinating and often moving. I'm not sure it's a perfect book, but it does what literature is supposed to do - draw me in! Perfect summer vacation reading!
Debbie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan is a wonderful writer - a thorough investigator with a delightful sense of humor.

The first part of the book, on corn and the industrial food chain is an important expose of our "cheap" food system.

The second part, on organics as big...more
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Bill Bryson
“A third...candidate for Shakespearean authorship was Christopher Marlowe. He was the right age (just two months older than Shakespeare), had the requisite talent, and would certainly have had ample leisure after 1593, assuming he wasn't too dead to work.”
Bill Bryson, Shakespeare: The World as Stage

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