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Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
I Know This Much Is True
by Wally Lamb
read in August, 2014
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I loved this book. It is about the "healthy" twin's ability to deal with his retarded twin's mental problems as well as his own relationship to his parents and women.
Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
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I liked this book because it explained exactly how the Comanches were defeated. In school, we all learned about the whites overcoming the Indians, but didn't learn the specifics of how and when each tribe succumbed. This book tells us exactly how and ...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Hija de la Fortuna by Isabel Allende
Hija de la Fortuna
by Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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I loved this book. It's about a young girl, Eliza, living in Chile. She falls in love with a man who leaves to find his fortune during the 1849 California gold rush. She stows away on a ship with a Chinese man, Tao Chi'en, whom she doesn't know very ...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins
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This book is a detailed list of how mankind evolved, from the very first instance of life. The author tells us when humans "broke away" from the lineage of our closest cousins, the chimpanzee, then he proceeds to tell us when we "broke away" from eac ...more
El último tango de Salvador Allende by Roberto Ampuero
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Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
El último tango de Salvador Allende by Roberto Ampuero
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Me gustó el libro mucho. Tiene la historia de la derrota de Salvador Allende, mucho sobre la cultura de Chile, y fue una cuenta divertida.
Robin rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
The Plague of Doves
by Louise Erdrich
read in December, 2014
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Although the other women in my book club liked this book, I couldn't get into it. When reading it, I would read 3-4 pages, then find myself thinking of other things. I quit reading after 40 pages, but then gave it another try. After 70 pages, I decid ...more
Robin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Carol Ottolenghi
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It was a good book for practicing Spanish
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Beyond the White House by Jimmy Carter
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Before reading this book, I didn't know much about Jimmy Carter's charity work. I was so impressed to read about all the projects he's involved in. I even decided to donate to the Carter Center after reading the book. I valued reading about each and ...more
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Jouney to Joy by Urda, Sue and Fyler, Kathy
Jouney to Joy
by Urda, Sue and Fyler, Kathy
read in December, 2014
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This is a collection of stories by women who turned their lives around and found joy (each story is about 5 pages long). Perhaps I'm jaded, but I didn't find the stories very profound. In the first place, a profound change can not be truly explained ...more
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