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Alle Toten fliegen hoch by Joachim Meyerhoff
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Wonderful read for a German having lived in the US for 20 years. Not sure if it translates to other readers much but I loved the Germaness of his storytelling style and little anecdots.
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The Legends Club by John Feinstein
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Enjoyable, but personally I would have liked less about games. etc. and more about the interpersonal relationships of the three coaches.
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A Murder Over a Girl by Ken Corbett
A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High
by Ken Corbett (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Riveting story that both shocked and angered me. I still cannot believe what happened in that courtroom and after the trial was over. The book continues to haunt me. I really liked the style though at times the constant psychoanalysis of all of the p ...more
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Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
Lust & Wonder
by Augusten Burroughs
read in May, 2016
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"Lust and Wonder" is a memoir, but Burroughs could have written it as fiction without revealing so much about himself. If it had been characterized as semi-autobiographical fiction, he could have passed off certain delicate passages as part of the fi ...more
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You May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt
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The book is about tastes and preferences, and how they come about. How are they determined and what can affect them. It's interesting. The first section is on food choices. I had noticed a few years back that everywhere I looked "Sea Salt Caramel" re ...more
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Anatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner
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This is an account of a murder in Greenville, S.C. in January 1982. An elderly widow living alone was murdered and her neighbor quickly pointed the police to a 23-year-old black man who sometimes worked for her, Edward Elmore. He was quickly charged ...more
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The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal
The Heart
by Maylis de Kerangal
read in April, 2016
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I'm in the minority here but definitely not my cup of tea: But cumbersome and too dense and wordy in parts. Perhaps due to translation. Loved the detail but could have been worded in a way that would enhance rather than hinder enjoyment.
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Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø
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Midnight Sun opens on bleakness, and the mood does not change too drastically from the opening page. Jon Hansen has left Oslo and arrived in the Arctic Circle in an attempt to hide from the Fisherman. Jon, now calling himself Ulf, meets several peopl ...more
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America's War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew J. Bacevich
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Bacevich does a great job of providing the information and documentation of America's military involvement in the Greater Middle East. As we (Americans) contemplate further military involvement in the Greater Middle East reviewing the deceptions, uni ...more
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The Idealist by Justin Peters
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A great book that expertly gives you the full context of what's behind the perpetual ongoing war between American copyright laws and the idealistic vision of free information championed by the founders of the Internet and of course Aaron Swartz. Pete ...more
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