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Lesley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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My friend and my mom both told me about this book years ago and for years it sat on my bookshelf. I finally picked it up and - what a story! It has everything: love, female bonding, family drama, births, deaths, deceit, strength, humility, and shinin ...more
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Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
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Lesley and 3 other people liked Lynne Spreen's review of The Circle:
The Circle by Dave Eggers
"The Circle isn't a well-written story, but its message is important.

The main character, May, is shallow and not introspective. Unfortunately, the reader can then dismiss the point of the story by thinking it'll never happen to most people, becaus..." Read more of this review »
Lesley and 197 other people liked Jaclyn Day's review of The Circle:
The Circle by Dave Eggers
"I really wanted to like this.

The idea of a dystopian novel centered around the perils of the Internet (or the company/companies that control it) is a really appealing and relevant theme. There are parts of the book—the main character’s addiction..." Read more of this review »
The Circle by Dave Eggers
"A very timely read regarding the infusion of technology and online community into our culture. Not the most well-written (a little predictable/cheesy), but the themes kept me turning the pages very quickly!"
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His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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This book took me to another world. And then another world, and then another one... The imagination of the author is so impressive and the characters are complex, interesting, and very entertaining. This may technically be a children's book, but it's ...more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
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I just couldn't take one more of those "rousing" Circle speeches. Yawns-ville.
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You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
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