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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
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What a triumphant and uplifting tale. Goes to show how the human imagination can keep one's spirit soaring regardless of physical impediments.
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Independent People by Halldór Laxness
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Iceland's Bell by Halldór Laxness
Iceland's Bell
by Halldór Laxness
read in March, 2015
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beautible and evokative epic saga set in late 17th century Iceland. Laxness's rich satire of the political atmosphere of the era definitely piqued my interest in Icelandic culture. This book is a supreme example of the power of the arts in the promot ...more
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Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo
read in March, 2015
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A sublime American classic. Russo creates a starkly real atmosphere that is elegant in its subtleties, like an Edward Hopper painting. His small town characters are full of charm and wry humor. The story is not dramatic but never predictable. Instead ...more
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The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilych
by Leo Tolstoy
read in February, 2015
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This is Tolstoy stripped bare - a raw account of dying from a pragmatic and cynical man who has never really given death a thought. Conscise, yet thought-provoking
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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I've always believed that the enemy of peace is ignorance, and this book, or rather, Greg Mortenson, cannot have demonstrated it more clearly. Mortenson's utmost respect and sensitivity to others' cultures, along with his passion, are also highly adm ...more
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I Is for Infidel by Kathy Gannon
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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Colors of the Mountain by Da Chen
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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A poignant, moving, and jewel of a story. Doerr is able to somehow create a magical and shimmering atmosphere out of the very center of an ugly war. Yet, the devastation of war is no less immediate to the reader. While reading the book, I constantly ...more
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