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Us by David Nicholls
Us
by David Nicholls
read in December, 2014
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The Grand Tour of Europe.

This started out really well, with several quips that had me laughing out loud. However, the original impetus seemed to wane as I read further, and I lost interest somewhere in the middle of Europe.

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Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick
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I listened to an audio version but really disliked the narration. All her emphases seemed to be on the wrong part of the sentence, very hard to listen to. So I tried to rate the book as a separate entity.
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Lies We Tell Ourselves
by Robin Talley (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Black students fight for the right to attend all-white schools.

This is an interesting Young Adult book about the struggles the African descendants had when they first integrated white schools in the US in the 1950s. If it had stayed on topic I might
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
read in August, 2014
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Truth is stranger than fiction.

In this memoir, Jeanette Walls tells the story of her childhood, travelling America with her highly intelligent, yet dysfunctional parents. Her mother was an artist and shunned any suggestion of 'normal' life within fou
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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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What an eye-opener!

How have I been so naiive about what has been happening in North Korea all this time? Well, I'm so glad I downloaded this audiobook, because now I am very much more aware of events in this culturally isolated country. The opening s
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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
"An amazing, unforgettable book about North Korea. Barbara Demick explores the most closed-off society in the world through the stories of six "ordinary" North Koreans who defect to South Korea beginning in the late 1990s. Through their stories, De..." Read more of this review »
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