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The Aeneid
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by Virgil
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read in November, 2013
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Katherine Katherine said: " I've read The Aeneid before, but have never been so moved by it as I am by David Mandelbaum's verse translation. Usually verse translations feel forced and lose force in their attempt to echo the rhythms of the original language -- here no iota of im ...more "

 

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Walk to Paradise Garden by John B.  Campbell
"A beautiful family saga that stretches from World War I to the late 20th century. The writing is lovely. Mr. Campbell's descriptions draw you directly into the scene. It's a great history of an aristocratic family in a turbulent century. "
Walk to Paradise Garden by John B.  Campbell
"I first saw this book when it was featured on Authonomy, Harper Collins' website for writers to submit their work and get feedback, and maybe get lucky and published. I don't remember now how I stumbled on it, but it was lucky I did. Almost everyt..." Read more of this review »
Walk to Paradise Garden by John B.  Campbell
"Walk to Paradise Garden is a tender story about one man's journey to make the world a better place. From the ravages, political and emotional, of WWI to 9/11, we follow him, through love, sacrifice, loss, success and heartache. This is a beautiful..." Read more of this review »
Walk to Paradise Garden by John B.  Campbell
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Walk to Paradise Garden by John B.  Campbell
Walk to Paradise Garden
by John B. Campbell (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Here is a book that is absolutely addictive reading and a joy to bring into one's life.

The walk to paradise garden is of course the walk of life itself -- of a life, lives, well lived: about the shape of two entire lives from young adulthood onward.
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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The Ghost Bride
by Yangsze Choo (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This is an absolutely extraordinary work of the imagination, as well as a look into Chinese folk beliefs. have you wondered just what the paper representations of money, houses, servants, foods burned in honor of the dead might afford them in the aft ...more
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Pompeii by Robert Colton
Pompeii: Pluto's Maze
by Robert Colton (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I've been reading a number of novels on ancient Rome and Colton's mysteries set in Pompeii are among the best, in my opinion. The tales are in the form of letters from Marcellus, writing in old age, to his friend Appian, recounting a time in his yout ...more
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Jo Joe by Sally Wiener Grotta
Jo Joe
by Sally Wiener Grotta (Goodreads Author)
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Jo Joe is an intense, well written and highly effective novel about prejudice, the racial prejudice of a small rural and very white community, and the prejudices of the central character, Judith Ormund, a woman of mixed African, French, Jewish and Am ...more
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