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Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
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I just signed up for Scribd and saw the VC Andrews collection was available, and I had a flight coming up, so...

I'd been meaning to re-read this for a while, actually. I kept hearing authors and readers mention it on podcasts like Reading Lives and
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Island on Fire by Alexandra Witze
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We're all strapped to a giant bomb. That's the inevitable bottom-line conclusion of reading anything at all about volcanoes. Witze and her co-author Kanipe are ostensibly writing a book about Iceland's Laki volcano, which blew up in 1783 and caused m ...more
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After Perfect by Christina McDowell
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Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand
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Carville by Marcia Gaudet
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Carville is, for many older folks in Louisiana, synonymous with leprosy. In fact it was the site of a hospital devoted to treating patients with Hansen's Disease (aka leprosy), that underwent many different administrations and identities before final ...more
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China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)
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Take This Man by Brando Skyhorse
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
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Gone Feral by Novella Carpenter
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I read Carpenter's first book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, when I was still living in the Bay Area and frequenting some of the same neighborhoods where she learned to grow, glean, harvest, and butcher her urban bounty. In both that b ...more
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It's a Long Story by Willie Nelson
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“People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.”
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Michael Cunningham
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