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Motherless Brooklyn
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Crystal Crystal said: " A quirky, odd-ball book about a detective with Tourette's investigating the death of a beloved boss. This narration is entertaining with the random, bizarre outbursts of someone suffering and living with Tourette's and the detective/homicide story li ...more"

 
Cesar's Way: The ...
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Crystal Crystal said: " Some interesting ideas on dog behavior and discipline yet I haven't seen what all the hype about this book has been about. I've read other dog training books that have been more insightful and with better research. Perhaps Cesar's show is more engagi ...more"

 

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Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
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One of my favorite animal behavior books. Temple Grandin is a fascinating woman who has overcome her autism to become an extremely successful animal scientist and changed the way food production animals are handled. She uses her unique perspective as ...more
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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
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This was an interesting story about a novelist who at the end of her life decides to tell her true story. I was entertained but it wasn't quite what I was expecting.
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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
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I loved the humor, wit, and sassy characters in this novel. It was a quick fun read that really grabbed me and had me rooting for the characters until the very end. It was interesting concept to a story about a young girl going out on her own is sudd ...more
Crystal rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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Barbara Kingsolver is an excellent writer that brings her characters internal struggles to life while providing distinctive settings for her stories. I enjoyed this novel's setting in the Applachian mountains and how the characters paths were all int ...more
Crystal rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
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I have really enjoyed Anya Seton's books thus far. I think she is one of the best to have written historical fiction. Her stories are full of romance and heroism with beautiful and accurate descriptions of the historical locations and characters. Thi ...more
Crystal rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Katherine by Anya Seton
Katherine
by Anya Seton
recommended for: Historical Fiction/Romance
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I love historical fiction and this is one of the best that I've ever read. I loved the characters, their struggles, and the scenery of 14th century England. It was a beautifully written love story that chronicles the story of Katherine Swynford and t ...more
Crystal rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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A good book but in my opinion was not quite worthy of all the rave reviews that I had heard.
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Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
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Another fun novel by Gregory Maguire and sequel to the famed "Wicked". Although it is a sequel, this book was quite a bit different from Wicked. It jumps back and forth in time and keeps you guessing until the end as to what will happen to main chara ...more
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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
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One of my favorite all time books ever! I love the story of a young boy, Peekay, struggling to grow and survive in the harsh environment of South Africa during the World War II era. The writing is gripping, emotional, and inspiring. After reading thi ...more
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The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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I loved this book. It follows a New York doctor/psychologist as he's chasing and trying to catch a serial killer. The characters are great, the plot is fast paced, and the dialogue is intelligent. Its a great fun book to read but still requires your ...more
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