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The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
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I really loved this book. (Torn between 4 and 5 stars.)

The reader witnesses the collapse of civilization and its aftermath. While of course this is something we hope never to see, it is absolutely fascinating to explore the speed at which everything
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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I never knew I would care about collegiate rowing - this is really well-done nonfiction. I loved the story of Joe, of the ways he overcame his miserable upbringing and came into his own. The descriptions of the boys' training and the exertion require ...more
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
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I didn't realize this was historical fiction until I finished it, a fact which only made me like it more. The contrasts and similarities between slaves Charlotte and Hetty and privileged sisters Sarah and Angelina are so interesting. They all despera ...more
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
The Well and the Mine
by Gin Phillips
read in May, 2015
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Interesting look at a small town in Alabama during the Depression.
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Carol Rifka Brunt
“That's the secret. If you always make sure you're exactly the person you hoped to be, if you always make sure you know only the very best people, then you won't care if you die tomorrow.”
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Susan Cain
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.”
Susan Cain

Carol Rifka Brunt
“I really wondered why people were always doing what they didn't like doing. It seemed like life was a sort of narrowing tunnel. Right when you were born, the tunnel was huge. You could be anything. Then, like, the absolute second after you were born, the tunnel narrowed down to about half that size. You were a boy, and already it was certain you wouldn't be a mother and it was likely you wouldn't become a manicurist or a kindergarten teacher. Then you started to grow up and everything you did closed the tunnel in some more. You broke your arm climbing a tree and you ruled out being a baseball pitcher. You failed every math test you ever took and you canceled any hope of ever being a scientist. Like that. On and on through the years until you were stuck. You'd become a baker or a librarian or a bartender. Or an accountant. And there you were. I figured that on the day you died, the tunnel would be so narrow, you'd have squeezed yourself in with so many choices, that you just got squashed.”
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Carol Rifka Brunt
“The sun kept on with its slipping away, and I thought how many small good things in the world might be resting on the shoulders of something terrible.”
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Susan Cain
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it's the air they breathe”
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