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Linda Dale rated a book 4 of 5 stars
England's Mistress by Kate Williams
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I quite enjoyed this book about Emma Hamilton, that amazing woman, mistress of Horatio Nelson. She was charming, bright and exceptionally beautiful. The most important thing I took away with me was the awful predicament women found themselves in duri ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2007
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This is a biography not to be missed by anyone interested in Einstein. Isaacson not only manages to flesh out the man behind the headlines, he also is the first author to make the theory of relativity finally understandable to this poor brain. Entert ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Civil War, Vol. 1 by Shelby Foote
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While I'm not a Civil War buff per se, I do enjoy a well-written history. Shelby Foote's style is right up my alley. His writing is relaxed and fluid; more like grandpa telling a good yarn than a professor delivering a lecture. He breathes new life i ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht
Land of Echoes (Cree Black, #2)
by Daniel Hecht
read in December, 2007
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My goodness; I seem to be on a supernatural binge lately. This book was quite good of kind, the story of strange goings on in a boarding school for gifted Navajo children. Enjoyable characters, and excellent sense of place. This is the first of Hecht ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Homebody by Orson Scott Card
Homebody
by Orson Scott Card
read in January, 2008
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I listened to the audio version. I like Card's Prentice Alvin and Ender series. "Homebody" is set in today's world and is the story of a man who gets a very good deal on an old, beautiful but neglected home. He intends to rennovate and sell the house ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
Broken for You
by Stephanie Kallos (Goodreads Author)
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An imaginative tale that explores how physical things tether us to our history and how they can prolong our pain.. This idea is woven into a story about an elderly woman, Margaret, a wealthy recluse tied to a home that is chock full of procelains, po ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
read in January, 2007
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While the writing was good, I had very big problems with the animal abuse,thus didn't enjoy this book. Thought Gruen captured the nursing home very well. I want to read a book where all the animals (and good people) get together and take down the abu ...more
Linda Dale rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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Linda Dale rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
The Mermaid Chair
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
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Linda Dale rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Population by Michael  Perry
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A 'little' book, personal history, compelling images of small-town life. I can still see Perry running out his back door, vaulting fences to get to the fire station when the calls for help come to in. There's a lot to be said for life lived on a smal ...more
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