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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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I was actually very fortunate to have read this on my Kindle, where I completely disregarded the photo on the cover and any jacket plot descriptions; therefore I was not aware of the major reveal in the plot prior to when the author intended. Nice.

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Light Between Oceans
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Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
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You Are Here by Thích Nhất Hạnh
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
read in November, 2014
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Yes, Please is the most recent submission with the growing genre of books by popular female comedians: Tiny Fey (Bossypants); Mindy Kaling (Is everyone hanging out without me?), and Rachel Dratch (Girl walks into Bar). I have read and enjoyed them al ...more
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An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer
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Paula voted for Yes Please as Best Humor in the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I listened to this on Audible in my car over the course of a couple weeks. It was a good book to listen to while driving, since my attention was divided. The younger Vivien was the most compelling character. The foster mom was distractingly one-dimen ...more
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
read in September, 2013
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Judges have to make difficult decisions that have tremendous impacts to people's lives. Judge Fiona is faced with difficult decisions of life or death; which she addresses with intelligence and an interesting mix of detachment and compassion. Persona ...more
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Michael A. Singer
“It’s actually a shocking realization when you first notice that your mind is constantly talking. You might even try to yell at it in a feeble attempt to shut it up. But then you realize that’s the voice yelling at the voice:”
Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Dr. Seuss
“Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said "Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!". Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee. You're not a Hawtch-Watcher you're lucky you see!”
Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

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