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Rosewater by Maziar Bahari
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The story of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian journalist, who is imprisoned in Iran following the re-election of Ahmadinejad. Rosewater is a name given to his interrogator/torturer by Bahari. A well constructed read. Enough Iranian history, good insights in ...more
The Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen
The Resurrection of Tess Blessing
by Lesley Kagen (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Lesley Kagan is an author who has the ability to make a book about a diagnosis of breast cancer funny, witty and poignant all at once. Tess, a mother of two teens, a husband she suspects of a affair and a sister of Birdie who has severe OCD. Also bot ...more
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
by Terry Hayes
read in January, 2015
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Loved this book. Fast paced, great characters, location and story. I hope this is indeed #1 and that we will be reading more about the Division, Ben Bradley and of course the Pilgrim.
You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels
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A great read. Al Michaels takes you through generations of great sport moments that he has covered and been apart of.
Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
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Laura Bates is a professor of Shakespeare. She starts a program for hardcore prisoners where she introduces them to MacBeth, Hamlet and Othello.
One of the prisoners, Larry Newton shines in her program, writes outlines and syllabuses for her course an
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Laura Planton wants to read 40 books in the 2015 Reading Challenge
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She has read 3 books toward her goal of 40 books.
 
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Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
"For a book written by an English professor, this was surprisingly dry. Don't get me wrong: Larry Newton is a fascinating character, and I really enjoyed his part of the story. But Bates doesn't "dig in" to the larger picture very well. For one thi..." Read more of this review »
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Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
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Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts
Everybody's Got Something
by Robin Roberts
read in December, 2014
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Quite the story of Robin Roberts year of her bone marrow transplant. She makes good points about the highs and lows, needing a good support system, the loss of her mother and how that affected her recovery and the roll her belief in God played. Very ...more
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Snow in August
by Pete Hamill
read in December, 2014
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I loved this book until the implausible ending. The friendship between Michael Devlin and Rabbi Hirsch was beautifully written. The trouble with Frankie McCarthy was scary, believable and you could relate to it. The Michael I loved in the beginning o ...more
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Laura Planton has completed her goal of reading 50 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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