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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
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I am so impressed by Obama's engaging writing style. He is so open and honest and alive to the world. How lucky we are!
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The Women by T.C. Boyle
The Women
by T.C. Boyle
read in March, 2009
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I am a big FLW an and T.C. Boyle reader, so I have long awaited this book. I loved it!
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Annette Vallon by James Tipton
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This historical fiction is about the relationship of William Wordsworth and Annette Vallon, the French woman he met on a stay there during the French Revolution and had a child with. I had always known her as a romantic footnote to this august poet's ...more
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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Uncommon Reader
by Alan Bennett
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What a concept: the Queen reads and writes! This book touches me with its evocation of the miracles of words on the page: ours and others. After discovering the power of literature, she turns to writing, observing that reading tames you and writing t ...more
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The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
The Sportswriter
by Richard Ford
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My daughter Emily has recommended this book to me and gave it to my hnusband for xmas. I just started it and am full of great expectations.
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The Friendship by Adam Sisman
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I have had a lifelong interest in Wordsworth and romanticism. I am drawn to literary biographies and find this one compelling in its focus on the two great geniuses of poetry (and politics).
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American Transcendentalism by Philip F. Gura
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I am very interested in the New England Transcendentalists and feel a certain kinship to their weave of spirituality and nature. Their views were progressive and applied in important ways in the culture we know today. There aren't many books on the s ...more
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Songs of Ourselves by Joan Shelley Rubin
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The author uses the reader response approach which I like: we as readers make meaning from a text. The book is about the uses of poetry and doesn't include any poetry itself. It's more scholarly than inspirational. The author seems restrained in lett ...more
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