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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
" You will love this one Beth..my fave of a stack from last year!!! "
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
" The title was the best part. "
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
" I enjoyed this one as well!! "
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2003
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I loved this whole series and will read them all again...sometime when I have lots of time!!
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Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2010
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This book lives up to his standard in the Kite Runner..I found it amazing....sad to the point of making you hurt for the characters..but truly amazing none the less. It puts all the years of hearing about the war into perspective...showing us what it ...more
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Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
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I'm learning how unprepared we were to go in and "help" the Iraqis put things back together. So far it looks like a total disaster. I finished the book but it was not really an enjoyable read...showed me a side I need to know so was educational. The ...more
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That Old Ace In The Hole by Annie Proulx
That Old Ace In The Hole
by Annie Proulx
read in March, 2010
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The first chapter had me confused and not understanding much but it is getting better.....need my dictionary for this one!
Turned out to be interesting and warm...had me longing for Texas bar-be-que and hail/thunder/violent weather. Loved the ending.
Helen rated a book 4 of 5 stars
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2010
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Another heart breaker...loved the twist at the end....she is good at that! I also enjoyed the way the story was told from all the characters different points of view.
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Herman Melville
“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.”
Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor

G.K. Chesterton
“Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”
G.K. Chesterton
tags: art

Rebecca Solnit
“The stars we are given. The constellations we make. That is to say, stars exist in the cosmos, but constellations are the imaginary lines we draw between them, the readings we give the sky, the stories we tell.”
Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

Kathryn Stockett
“I head down the steps to see if my mail-order copy of Catcher in the Rye is in the box. I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”
Kathryn Stockett, The Help

John Berger
“Everything in life, is a question of drawing a life, John, and you have to decide for yourself where to draw it. You cant draw it for others. You can try, of course, but it doesn't work. People obeying rules laid down my somebody else is not the same thing as respecting life. And if you want to respect life, you have to draw a line.”
John Berger, Here Is Where We Meet: A Fiction

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