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One Hundred Million Hearts by Kerri Sakamoto
One Hundred Million Hearts
by Kerri Sakamoto
read in August, 2013
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Miyo is a young Japanese Canadian who has been cared for by her distant but devoted father. She was born to a Hiroshima survivor who dies prematurely. Miyo has a disfigurement and relies on her father even for rides to work. One day when he is unable ...more
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The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Painted Girls
by Cathy Marie Buchanan (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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It is Paris in the last 1880s, the van Goethem sisters have just lost their fasther and their mother spends her laundress money disappearing into an absinthe bottle. This means that eviction and starvation are just around the corner.

Antoinette finds
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The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith
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Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher, has her American cousins, Joe and Mimi as guests this summer. They introduce her to Texas millionaire, Tom. Tom is newly engaged to a gold-digger and Isabel , of course over-thinks the situation but also finds an 'out' ...more
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Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unworthy (Undead, #7)
by MaryJanice Davidson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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Betsy, Queen of the vampires has some fiends that want to kill her. Why? Cause she saved their butts and started feeding them cow blood instead of the real stuff. Really!

At the same time her dead step-mother has decided to haunt Betsy. Why? We don't
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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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The author, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, was an MBA student at Harvard Business School, when she decided to do some research into women in war-torn countries and their entreprenurial spirit. This brought her to war-torn Rwanda, Bosnia and Afghanistan

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The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
by Julia Quinn (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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This is a romance set in the Regency period. Mama Bridgerton is on the lookout for a husband for Daphne. At the same time Simon, Lord Hasting has returned to the London scene as the most eligible bachelor. All mamas with unwed daughters are practical ...more
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Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
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What an ingenious crook, Abagnale was!!!!

From an airplane pilot to a doctor and even a lawyer, he really worked hard before he was even twenty-one to form and be his identity.

This was an enchanting read even though a primer on how to do it. I would p
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
read in August, 2013
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Dr. Annick Swenson, who is studying the indigenous Lakashi and their ability to conceive children at any age has been very lax in sending her progress reports into head office. Anders Eckman is sent to the reclusive Swenson and word is sent back that ...more
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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
by Alexander McCall Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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The star of this series is the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie — editor of the Journal of Applied Ethics — and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

Cat, Isabel's niece asks her to look after the delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy.
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