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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
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Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar
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Thoroughly researched, adroitly integrated, pulling together the range of experiences and perceptions of not only the thirty-three miners who caught and held the attention of the entire planet that summer of 2010, trapped in that deep mine in Chile f ...more
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Of Moths and Butterflies by V.R. Christensen
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I was under a lot of stress when I started reading this book, and what I enjoyed about it was its escapist therapeutic value. It was written as homage to the great dense novels of Victorian manners, so the plotline seems very standard and predictable ...more
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Of Moths and Butterflies by V.R. Christensen
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Sculpting Clay by Clayton Wilson
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This is a second volume memoir, written by a personal friend of mine, which should be read following his first book, Molding Clay. Clever titles! Clay has led a very interesting life--he has come from places many would be unfamiliar with, and gone to ...more
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The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
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I’ve always been interested in the sociology of religion and I’m similarly interested in how different ethnographers pursue their process, so the story of a 19 year old liberal from Brown who transfers in for a semester to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty Uni ...more
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J. R. R. Tolkien by Colin Duriez
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If I was looking for a thorough biography of Tolkien, or a deeper psychological analysis of connections between how he constructed his fantasy worlds and his personal experience, I am sure there are other books I might turn to first--indeed, one of t ...more
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Jim Beaver
“Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else; it's something you do for yourself. To forgive is not to condone, it is to refuse to continue feeling bad about an injury.”
Jim Beaver, Life's That Way: A Memoir

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Sudelbücher.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, feeds upon itself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jasper Fforde
“Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

Thomas Pynchon
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

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