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Paul rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Girl of the Sea of Cortez by Peter Benchley
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Mary and I are reading this book right now. I told her I'd read it to her when she turned twelve. She convinced me to read it to her now (she's nine). I read the book years ago, along with The Deep, by the same author. I think Mary identifies with Pa...more
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The Diamond Sutra by Red Pine
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"He sat there smiling. I hadn't noticed him until my brother brought him to my attention at the dinner table. "Have you seen the smiling dog?" my brother asked.

"What dog?"

"The one on the Sand Creek bridge."

"No."

"Look tomorrow when you're on the sch..." Read more of this chapter »
Paul rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Crossing Open Ground by Barry López
Crossing Open Ground
by Barry López
read in January, 2003
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Lopez has shown me an entire universe in a stone, a creation as large as the earth in a grain of sand. Some phenomena are too complex for me to understand through direct observation; but I can understand them through analogy. This is what Lopez has d...more
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Destroying Eden by Eric J. Bergman
Destroying Eden
by Eric J. Bergman
read in June, 2012
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I knew that Destroying Eden approached science fiction, a genre I am not fond of. However, I soon realized this book followed the tradition of C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, in that the author (Bergman) used allegory to tell a much larger (and more impor...more
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Naufragios by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
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I read this in Spanish and really struggled with the archaic language. That said, I enjoyed this book and the story of perseverance and hope in the face of near-impossible odds. Cabeza de Vaca emerges as the quintessential pragmatist; he puts aside t...more
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Beowulf by Unknown
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This translation opened a window on the love between Grendel and his own father. A little different perspective from earlier translations, and more sensitive to the plight of Grendel.
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The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
The Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen
read in January, 2007
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We have a tail-less squirrel living in our backyard. I would have not considered this animal in my backyard had I not read this book, nor would I have laughed out loud when I watched a magpie pulling on the neighbor cat's tail. Beautiful book. I hope...more
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Nine-Headed Dragon River by Peter Matthiessen
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Great book. I read it within a year of reading The Snow Leopard. Matthiessen has a power of observation that creates a sacred place of what may otherwise appear mundane.
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Sand Creek (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: This is an inspiring story about a roadkill dog that found his way into my formative years. One day, this story will be in a book about all the weird people I know.
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