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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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This beautifully written book is a gem from the beginning. Marie-Laure becomes blind at age six, but has a full education while accompanying her father to work in the Museum of Natural History. A parallel story is the childhood to Werner, a German or ...more
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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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The Victorian language of flowers becomes the lifeline for Victoria. It was meaningful for her during her turbulent years in the foster care system, but even more important once she is emancipated from the system. Her life and true struggles come int ...more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Terrifying … and once I figured out what a psychopath Amy was I count stop reading it. I won’t say more because you’ve probably already read it or seen the movie. The book is much scarier than the movie (and fills in lots of the missing pieces) becau ...more
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The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
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Nordberg explores the lives of several “bacha posh” (girls who spend years dressed like and raised as a boy) to gain status in the male ruled Afghanistan. Very often the neighbors and school personnel know the “boy” is a girl, but this is a tradition ...more
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
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The chance meeting of two adolescents in a cancer support group brings them both love and heartache as they strive to live regular lives. Their quest to talk with the author of a novel about cancer becomes an international challenge with no easy answ ...more
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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It WAS highly unlikely these young men (sons of loggers, farmers, and assorted laborers) would go to a western university during the Depression (and the Dust Bowl) and become the best rowing team in the America … and then win the Olympics! Brown, usi ...more
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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Cormoran Strike and Robin, his assistant, are an intriguing detective team. I’m compelled to keep reading to discover the rapid twists and turns in their investigation and watch their slowly developing personal relationship. I’m looking forward to bo ...more
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Boy escapes her abusive father and eventually settles into to a quiet life with Arturo, a widower and his daughter, Snow. However, the birth of Boy and Auturo's child, dark skinned Bird, reveals a hidden family secret of light skinned black families ...more
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Gulp by Mary Roach
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
by Mary Roach (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I laughed a lot on my trip down the Alimentary Canal! It was both fascinating and informative. I never knew saliva was so interesting nor could have imagined the curious 18th century gastric juice studies. Then there are the studies about crispy and ...more
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Prayer for the Twenty-First Century by John Marsden
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