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Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Boy on the Back of the Turtle by Paul Quarrington
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Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Mother Daughter Me by Katie  Hafner
Mother Daughter Me
by Katie Hafner (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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At first, this book aroused –and very effectively, naggingly—questions I’ve had about my own life. I wanted to gather friends and family to talk. What happened, do we understand what we need to, have we learned how to be different, and in what ways a...more
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Mother Daughter Me by Katie  Hafner
Mother Daughter Me
by Katie Hafner (Goodreads Author)
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Audra rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Long Way Home by David Laskin
The Long Way Home
by David Laskin (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Audra by: antoinette
recommended for: jean
read in January, 2014
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first reaction, while reading: Laskin brings the people alive. That plus all the info has --I'm surprised and happy to say-- changed my understanding and picture of the US 1890-1920. A new and vivid sense of diversity at that time, and how the "melti...more
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The Long Way Home by David Laskin
The Long Way Home
by David Laskin (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Audra by: antoinette
recommended for: jean
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Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Beastly Things by Donna Leon
Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, #21)
by Donna Leon
recommended for: Karen, Jean
read in January, 2014
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What a first-rate way of using her info and opinions about meat production to both entertain and, as they used to say, enlighten us. Love of and for animals also matter. Brunetti shows a greater range of his feelings, and behavior triggered by feelin...more
Audra rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
recommended to Audra by: Karen
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I'm less than halfway through the book because it gives me so much to think about. Kahneman has a wonderfully creative and synthesizing mind. (Among other things, it's given me a way to be kinder to myself about lapses in attention. Kinder, also help...more
Audra rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Gifts of the Crow by John M. Marzluff
Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
by John M. Marzluff
recommended to Audra by: Veirs
recommended for: Karen
read in September, 2013
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Surprising, interesting, entertaining anecdotes and comments upon them. A pleasure to read. Fun stories to tell others, too. I'll never look at crows on the road the same way again. Or interpret in their same way their calls that seem directed to me.
Audra rated a book 5 of 5 stars
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
How It All Began
by Penelope Lively
recommended to Audra by: Griffin Bay bookgroup
recommended for: Karen
read in September, 2013
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Totally enjoyable: her portrayal of old age, of people who read, of the role of chance in life, of how basically similar personality traits play out differently in different people, so much so that the similarity may not be immediately apparent. Incr...more
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