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Mary Paynter rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The House of Wittgenstein by Alexander Waugh
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This is a fascinating story of a family that included the famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the pianist Paul Wittgenstein-- as well as a host of other characters. If it were a novel, it might be considered too exaggerated in its depiction of ...more
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I don't, but I do like getting
Mary Paynter recommended Disobedience to Sal
Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
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Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
by Jane Hamilton
read in August, 2009
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This delightful book introduced me to a wonderful, somewhat bizarre, but very real family. Hamilton's portraits of the two children are superb, and her capturing of the tone of voice and the outlook of each of the family members is superb. I laughed ...more
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