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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride (Goodreads Author)
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Hiding in Plain Sight by Nuruddin Farah
Hiding in Plain Sight
by Nuruddin Farah
read in November, 2014
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Beautiful prose, fascinating issues of identity, family, loyalty and connection. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters could have been a bit more deeply developed. I love the fluidity of Nuruddin Farah's prose. I hadn't read anything since I ...more
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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live ... by Dave Eggers
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I love Dave Eggers' writing, his insights, etc. This book I found disturbing but not illuminating.
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The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
The Story Hour
by Thrity Umrigar
read in November, 2014
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I really enjoyed this book crossing class, language, ethnicity, culture, food, etc.
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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Belzhar
by Meg Wolitzer
read in November, 2014
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A powerful read about trauma, growing up, and being human. Some beautiful writing and some too predictable roads taken. In the end, a good read.
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Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte
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Brand New Human Being by Emily Jeanne Miller
Brand New Human Being
by Emily Jeanne Miller (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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A very moving exploration of a man coming to grips with being human, the death of his father, being a dad and life. I enjoyed this book though at times the author took the easy way out. 3.5 stars
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All Other Nights by Dara Horn
All Other Nights
by Dara Horn
read in November, 2014
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Entertaining and fascinating book about jews in the civil war and their complex allegiances and identity issues. It was captivating but had little depth of character or relationship. My own ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the war of northern ...more
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The Coffee Roaster's Companion by Scott Rao
The Coffee Roaster's Companion
by Scott Rao
read in October, 2014
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Very helpful book to understand each part of roasting. I got a little lost in the technical stuff in the lst 1/3 but a helpful boo.
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Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
by Nayomi Munaweera (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Wow. Brought back the brutal horrors of the Sri Lankan civil war and the price common people pay...and how somehow life, for those living, continues.
Not the finest of literature but a powerful journey.
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