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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile
by Agatha Christie
read in August, 2009
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Published in 1937, this is a quintessential Agatha Christie myrstery.
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Ancient Egypt by Douglas J. Brewer
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My sister and I are going to Egypt. This is the second text I've read by Univ of Illinois Egyptologist Doug Brewer. Most Egypt guidebooks begin with the first pharaohs, about 3000 yers ago. This anthropologists starts with the beginning of time, and ...more
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Egypt and the Egyptians by Douglas J. Brewer
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UH OH! My sister and I are going to Egypt, so you'll now find my reading list here. This textbook is the first and best I read.

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Surveying more than three thousand years of Egyptian civilization, Egypt and the
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Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris
read in January, 2009
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Comedian David Sedaris is more enjoyable on stage or radio, but still his essays are a tickle.
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The World at Night by Alan Furst
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Well-written spy novel. I like all of Furst's novel, which cover the WWII era, from 1936 to 1945.
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Home by Marilynne Robinson
Home (Gilead, #2)
by Marilynne Robinson
read in April, 2009
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Intelligent prose, but so slow-moving I was begging something to happen on the next page. The whole novel could be condensed into first half of current book with the second half exploring the not-so-shocking ending. "Home" is apparently a continuatio ...more
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Black Boy by Richard Wright
Black Boy
by Richard Wright
read in May, 2009
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I thought I knew every horrible thing about growing up black in the south, but I didn't... Information about the early Communist movement in 20's and 30's Chicago, was new, too. Reissue of the 1945 publication has extensive notes.
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