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The Wandering Hill by Larry McMurtry
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Reading this book is like coming to the theater in the middle of a movie; it is the second of four books by Larry McMurty called the Berrybender Narratives. I advise reading them in correct order.
The story seems to be a clever blend of history and
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Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
Claire of the Sea Light
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Claire of the Sea Light is a young girl who is so loved by her father than he wants to give her away. Before he can, she disappears. Before we can learn how and why, we need to learn the history and secrets of several members of the community.
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Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade
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After years of learning bits and pieces of ancient prehistory , it is great to have a book that pulls together various strands - archaeology, paleontology and DNA studies - to weave a clearer tapestry of man's earliest years. Advances in DNA technolo ...more
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The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
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Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
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Middle age starts sooner than I thought - at age 40!

It's obvious that Barbara did her homework for this book, and all the while she was gaining insights into her own passage through middle age. She consulted with many experts on everything from memo
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
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This book has so many plot twists and turns that the reader will not be able to guess what will come next. Of course there is a love story or two. Along the way, a little known piece of history is revealed. The story takes place in the port city of N ...more
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Ruthless by Ron Miscavige
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This book by the father of the current head of the Scientology Church is a remarkable inside view of the secretive organization. Ron Miscavige became involved with Scientology in the 1960s; he was especially excited about the way the group's practice ...more
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Quench Your Own Thirst by Jim Koch
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I'm not a beer drinker, but I enjoyed this book. As a small business owner, I appreciate the hard work, determination, persistence it took to become such a successful business. Jim Koch explains in detail how he chose the business he wanted to go int ...more
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Militarizing the Environment by Robert P. Marzec
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