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“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
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The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2011
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Wow - not at all what I expected. Thought it was all about the music industry, but it ranged much further and wider; stories about children, about college students, about men and women, families, slums and country clubs, with a little sci-fi thrown i ...more
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Wicked by Gregory Maguire
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Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
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A lovely book, but one of the few I've put down and thought "boy, I wish that were longer", which is why I only gave it 4 stars - I really wanted more.

An interesting look at someone ministering to law enforcement. Her relationship with the ministry
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
read in June, 2010
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She and Robert Mapplethorpe seem to have crossed paths with everyone in the art/rock scene in New York in the late 60's/70's. Don't know her music well, so I enjoyed the book more as a peep into another world.
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Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
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Stronger on character rather than plot (kind of like real life).
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Little Children by Tom Perrotta
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Well written and memorable
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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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A murder mystery from the (almost) victim's POV. Dark, with a darkly funny narrator; I could not put it down.
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Theodore Roosevelt
“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”
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