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Putin Country by Anne Garrels
Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia
by Anne Garrels (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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The author, Anne Garrels, is a former foreign correspondent for NPR. She has been to Russia numerous times to learn about the country, the government and the people. This book consists of her observations of life and business there, without much com ...more
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The Yom Kippur Murder by Lee Harris
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This is a cute murder mystery. A woman, Chris, who had been a nun for 15 years leaves the convent and befriends some older people in an apartment complex in New York City. When one of them is found murdered, she resolves to figure out what happened. ...more
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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
Lucifer's Hammer
by Larry Niven
read in February, 2017
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This is one of my husband’s science fiction books that I have seen around the house for many, many years and always looked at it with distaste. I’d never liked sci-fi and didn’t want to read this book, but since it was the book of the month for my b ...more
Dancing After Hours by Andre Dubus
"A friend was offering this book because she tried and tried to read it and yet couldn't bear to toss it in the trash basket. It was a challenge! And so I did complete this book but it left me depressed and with a sour taste. It's for those readers..." Read more of this review »
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
"Easy to read, light treatment of the first 3 years of Queen Victoria's reign. The book reads more like a romance novel with a pinch of history than a biography. Errors include the author confusing Tsar Alexander I's life with that of Alexander III..." Read more of this review »
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
"Diane Setterfield has written only 2 books thus far but oh, what finely crafted delights they each are! Like her previous book, Bellman and Black quickly sucks the reader into an absorbing narrative about life in the English countryside. Each char..." Read more of this review »
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Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
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This is a charming, simple, wonderful story. It retells an Athabascan legend of how a tribe living at the Arctic Circle in Alaska were facing starvation at the onset of winter. They felt the only way they could survive was to abandon these two old w ...more
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The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion by Alice Kimberly
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The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
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This book explains and gives many example of neuroplasticity, the brain’s way of overcoming damage, pain and genetic defects.
There are stories that almost sound like science fiction. For example, Dr. Michael Moskowitz had had chronic pain for 13 ye
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Mil Soles Espléndidos by Khaled Hosseini
Mil Soles Espléndidos
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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This book is about 2 women who live in Afghanistan from the 1970’s to the present. Integral to the story are the wars with the Mujahidin, the Soviets, the Taliban and the United States and how they affected life in the country, as is the treatment o ...more
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