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Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
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Sharpe's Havoc by Bernard Cornwell
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We Die Alone by David Howarth
We Die Alone
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The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
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The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Painted Girls
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On the surface this is a historical fiction, based on the early lives of three van Goethem sisters: Antoinette, Marie and Charlotte. After their father's death, Marie and Charlotte are accepted into the dance school of the Paris Opera. The eldest sis ...more
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We Die Alone by David Howarth
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
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It takes good writing and a plot that doesn’t fizzle out by Page 400 to write a nearly 800-page novel. Donna Tartt has succeeds admirably. “The Goldfinch” is a novel about the trauma of loss, the yearning for love and companionship, the craziness of ...more
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Braking Bad by Richard Poplak
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This book is not a definitive account of Armstrong’s doping. (Read the Reasoned Decision put out by the USADA for that.) It is more of a philosophical examination of cycling as a metaphor for how easily an organizational system can rot from the insid ...more
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
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The Giver examines a utopian society. The community runs by common agreement to its rules; some freedom is sacrificed for security; joy, for avoidance of misery. The choices, which provide the catalyst for discussion, all involve one central decision ...more
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Robert Macfarlane
“Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit

Henry David Thoreau
“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

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