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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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Beart Tales & Trapline Trails by Bob Gilman
Beart Tales & Trapline Trails
by Bob Gilman
read in March, 2015
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This book was written by a close friend of my father, who was featured in a few vignettes in this book. Gilman spent a lifetime in the woods, and was lucky enough to figure out how to earn a living doing so. He tells wonderful stories that offer insi ...more
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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One of the most engaging story lines I've ever read. This remarkable story describes Nazi Germany and World War II from the perspective of a German family, a view I had never before considered. The storyline is immensely creative, with Death as the n ...more
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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A beautiful story about two of the most unlikely of people who change each other forever. The twist is that one of them is a quadriplegic who used to be on top of the world and now can experience nothing that brings him joy. He wants nothing else but ...more
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Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour
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I'm SO GLAD I re-discovered this book (Thanks Aurora!) after 10 years. This is a timeless story - it was valid 30 years ago when it was originally written, and its valid again today, as conflicts between Israel and Palestine continue. Elias Chacour w ...more
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Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner
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This book is beyond rich. The gospel stories juxtaposed with modern images. Hypocritical preachers. Stories to make you cringe inside, because you are there too. I will seek other Buechner works to read!
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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
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I gleaned some great ideas from this book which I have already applied to my kids, my work, my relationships and friendships, and my passions. I think that anybody who is interested enough in this topic to pick up the book will find something to chew ...more
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Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte
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I'm so glad this book found me! I heard the author's interview on NPR when I was leaving work en route to a book club evening with girlfriends, and feeling guilty about not heading home to be with my kids. When I arrived, everybody else had heard the ...more
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