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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
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My first 5 Star review for 2014!
This book had me equal parts astonished, depressed and fascinated and I had to remind myself several times that it was non-fiction.
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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I identified with many experiences and views she presented. And I learned a ton about things I didn't identify with -- Puerto Rico, a life in law, diabetes, etc. Such insight and compassion.

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking by Jeanne Liedtka
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Many Chinese-born scientists have returned from abroad to continue their research, not just out of patriotism but because Chinese research facilities have become so cutting-edge. The Communist revolution’s annihilation of traditional thinking has also made for an astonishingly free approach to areas such as medical research; scientists can try things that are banned in the West by strict ethics laws. (I would not be surprised if the first cloned human being is already lurking somewhere along the banks of the Yangtze River.)Rob Gifford
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Technology is the new religion of urban China, and no longer just in the coastal cities. Having wasted decades, centuries almost, overcoming traditional objections to progress, and then wasted thirty years convulsing to a Maoist revolutionary tune, the Chinese have finally gotten themselves into a position where they can develop technology and begin to take on the world. Everywhere you see signs that say REVIVE THE NATION THROUGH SCIENCE AND EDUCATION.Rob Gifford
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My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
My Salinger Year
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