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Foucault's Pendulum
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What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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A title only a Buddhist could truly understand naturally intrigues me...this is on my list to read.
I love the way the title points up the concept that, in our finiteness, we can only really define things by defining what they are not.
That our minds
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The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
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This sleeper book is one of the most innovative, honest, and compassionate pieces of children's literature that I have read in a long time.
Through the endearing character of Lucky, the intelligent, insightful, resourceful, and resilient ten-year-old
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A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park
read in February, 2007
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Set in 12th century Korea, this book offers a glimpse into an ancient and ritualized society through the memorable and touching story of a young orphan boy and his foster father, an elderly hermit.
Detailed and charming, the story is effective on seve
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The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix
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These came highly recommended to me and did not disappoint.
I could hardly stand for them to end.
As a lover of the fantasy genre,
I can say these are well-written and very engaging.
I love the natural order of the worlds he has created.

You go, Garth!
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J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The quintessential, brilliantly realized, epic fantasy of swords and sorcery.
I lived and breathed these stories at age eleven.
I had The Hobbit read to me by a college age cousin visiting for the summer when I was 5 (1969)and when I got older I looked
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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Milo is an everyman (or everychild) character who is
unsuspectingly drawn into a strange new world
when he receives a child-size toll booth for his birthday
and drives his very own motorized car through it.
You'll never think of "jumping to conclusions
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Are You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain
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I read this book after I read "My Dream of You"
because I wanted to know more about the author.
She describes her upbringing, education and career as a writer for the Irish Times.
She is an extraordinary person with amazing powers of resilience
despite h
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My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain
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Layered and atmospheric,
this book relates, within the context of an historical divorce case, the tragic life of the Irish country people during what is euphemistically called "The Potato Famine", but was actually a form of genocide manipulated by the
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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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Riveting...We read this aloud at home and I found it to be beautifully and movingly written, by turns charming and horrifying. Her articulation of the most subtle nuances of experience, the profoundly different narrative voices she assumes like an ex ...more
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