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recommended to Mary by: Orhan Pamuk, inadvertently
read in April, 2012
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Mary Mary said: " Abandoned after some fair tries. Maybe it's me, maybe it's the book, probably it's just the no-chemistry combination. I may try it again sometime. "

 
Zone One
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by Colson Whitehead (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2012
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Mary Mary said: " I read the first 80 pages or so, lured on by the pleasure of connecting
with places where I've walked in New York City, but the gore got too much for me, much as I admire Whitehead's way with words. I always found things I needed to do in the kitchen
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The Orphan Tsunami of 1700 by Brian F. Atwater
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America
by Brian F. Atwater
recommended for: People who live in earthquake country or know people who do
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This is great as a reference book to update and
annotate in the next earthquake or tsunami,
whichever comes first.
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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
recommended for: Optimists, pessimists, would-be realists
read in June, 2005
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Hard on liberals, but I need to read it again.
Or rather: therefore I need to read it again.
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First Loves by Carmela Ciuraru
First Loves
by Carmela Ciuraru
recommended for: Anyone who likes any kind of poetry
read in November, 2006
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About 70 contemporary poets explain their
connection with one particular poem that
turned each on to poetry. The first-loved
poets range from Shakespeare to Rodgers &
Hart, with some getting the nod more than
once. But only one poem is cited more
th
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Mary made a comment on Patricia’s review of As You Like It
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
" I hear Shakespeare saying, as he turns restlessly in his grave, "Methinks the lass hath a point there. Mayhap I should have written more of that kind ...more "
Mary made a comment on Katie’s review of Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
" That's an interesting pair of books, covering a pretty big sweep of "what is/was" and "what if." "
Vivian Maier by Richard Cahan
" Hope you walked across the street earlier this month to look at the 40 of her photos on the walls at Blue Sky.
Including one labeled self-portrait. I
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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
" Ah, yes, the words! As a wise teacher told his middle-school class (about a certain poem), "Don't worry about exactly what the poem means--just enjoy ...more "
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
" PC, here's what you do superbly as a reviewer: entertain and provoke thought while being both kind and probing, like any doctor worth her salt. You're ...more "
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in September, 2012
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It filled in all kinds of gaps in my understanding--of Near East history,
of Detroit as a close-up sample of U.S. cities in my own lifetime, of how
we're all made and how we deal with that--all the while deftly spinning an
engrossing personal story.
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Talk to Me by Anna Deavere Smith
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Particularly interesting for her interviews with politicians
and the press around the election of 1996 and the lead-up to
2000. (The book was published in 2000.)
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