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My Life in France by Julia Child
" "' You never forget a beautiful thing that you have made,' he said. 'Even after you eat it, it stays with you--always.'" Child and her grand nephew created a thing of beauty in My Life in France; a book that will certainly stay with me for some ti... " Read more of this review »
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The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
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Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Labor Day
by Joyce Maynard (Goodreads Author)
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Told from the point of view of a young man looking back on his relationship with his mother and with the escaped convict who comes into their lives one Labor Day weekend. I found it trite in parts, but at the end I felt satisfied, so I guess it wasn'...more
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Shirley Jones by Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones: A Memoir
by Shirley Jones
read in January, 2014
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I like Shirley Jones. Anyone who likes her will like this memoir, but don't expect anything too deep. She tells us about her life, but doesn't share anything about her soul. And it's pretty racy, so if you're expecting Laurie from "Oklahoma" or Mrs....more
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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall
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The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo
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My Anecdotal Life by Carl Reiner
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Jennifer Donnelly
“And I knew in my bones that Emily Dickinson wouldn't have written even one poem if she'd had two howling babies, a husband bent on jamming another one into her, a house to run, a garden to tend, three cows to milk, twenty chickens to feed, and four hired hands to cook for. I knew then why they didn't marry. Emily and Jane and Louisa. I knew and it scared me. I also knew what being lonely was and I didn't want to be lonely my whole life. I didn't want to give up on my words. I didn't want to choose one over the other. Mark Twain didn't have to. Charles Dickens didn't.”
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