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Anna is on page 200 of 388 of The Known World
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by Edward P. Jones
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Anna and 65 other people liked Milo's review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
" I have a love/hate relationship with this book. The writing and imagery are superb and I always love a "down with tyrannical overloads, generic living, and medicalization" moral, but its other lesson leaves me cringing. In the basic knowledge I ha... " Read more of this review »
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
read in November, 2009
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Raisin in the Sun was really a nice, simple read. That's kind of why I love plays so much - they're a bunch of big ideas condensed into a couple of uttered sentences of dialogue. They're fast and choppy because they're meant to be seen on stage. That...more
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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I've never really understood popular, major award-winning novels. The type that have all kinds of weird characters, at least one incidence of incest, rape, or bestiality (seriously! all of them!), and pompous in-your-face symbols that scream from the...more
Anna and 1 other person liked Alla's review of The Joy Luck Club:
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
" A REALLY REALLY AMAZING BOOK! Read it when I was flying to Florida "
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
" It's a long book for a somewhat slow-moving story. It was very depressing and dismal, everything that can go wrong does. It closes with an epilogue that tries to make everything okay but is so unrealistic and such a departure from the rest of the... " Read more of this review »
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III by Jack Canfield
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The Chicken Soup books are basically collections of stories that people send in, usually with morals, and this chicken soup book is no different. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul talks about experiences that people had during their teenage years: fr...more
Anna rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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Farewell to Manzanar is a memoir of the author's time in an internment camp for Japanese people during World War Two. It is a short and easy read that deals with Japanese-American relations and the author's experiences with this. I never really knew...more
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A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
A Map of the World
by Jane Hamilton
recommended for: patient people
read in October, 2007
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A Map of the World is about a woman named Alice who learns lessons about people and forgiveness through a few terrible events that occur in her life. She lives on a farm in Prairie Center, Wisconsin (??) with her husband, Howard, and two small childr...more
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
recommended for: anyone
read in March, 2004
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a coming of age story about Francie Nolan. The book chronicles her years as a child growing into a young woman in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Loved this book! I read it for the first time in 6th grade, and it became my favorit...more
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