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Shelley's Heart by Charles McCarry
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Other than what seemed a too-rapid ending, I thought this book was near-perfect. Well thought-out plot, optimal character development, familiarity with the governmental system and simply beautiful writing -- not something you always notice in this so...more
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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.
Francis of Assisi
Bill and 15 other people liked Russ Ball's review of A Dangerous Fortune:
A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
" Yes, this book is somewhat predictable and serves less as a mystery novel and more as a historical drama/romance, but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the novel simply as it was. It may also be a bit too familiar to Follett followers as the mo... " Read more of this review »
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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The Boy by Dan Porat
" “The Boy” is much more a historical novel than it is historical non-fiction. I say this simply because, though filled with a lot of historical information that seems well documented, the author takes a lot of liberty in presenting personal charact... " Read more of this review »
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The Boy by Dan Porat
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The Married Man by Edmund White
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Beautiful writing, lots of atmosphere and insight into the characters. The time period for this novel was in the 90s (I think) when AIDS was on the scene, and AIDS comes more and more into the foreground as the novel proceeds. I liked this book and w...more
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Francis of Assisi
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.”
Francis of Assisi

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