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Sally rated a book 4 of 5 stars
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read in May, 2009
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Sally Sally said: " A good friend gave me this book, one about vanilla and one about nutmeg. I have to try harder with the nutmeg book; I haven't started the vanilla book; but this Salt book is really good. Salt is rather more fascinating than I had ever considered, and ...more"

 

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Sally rated a book 5 of 5 stars
American Nations by Colin Woodard
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This book really is amazing. It is American history - snore - oh, wait, American History turns out to be interesting outside of school! If you think that you just. cannot. believe! what people in other parts of the county believe, you will be fascina ...more
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Sally rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
by David Wroblewski
read in December, 2012
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This book is truly amazing because it is beautifully written. I think you would enjoy it even if you aren't interested in dogs but a different way of communicating between the species is fascinating if you are.
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Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
Blackbird House
by Alice Hoffman
read in August, 2012
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These are short stories all related to the same place, really good short stories.
Sally rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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I like this book hugely for the first 3/4. The last quarter seemed like obligatory wrapping up all the characters. I think that if the author wanted to tell that part, it should have been a separate book. In the first 3/4, Ethiopia itself is really t ...more
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
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This is a completely new to me view of the holocaust, that of a German son of a commandant at Auschwitz and a Polish Jewish boy. It is shocking and amazing.
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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There is a lot of philosophy in this unusual book and, oh, yes, I did skim those parts so I can tell you that it is fascinating, regardless. I think the book is about class divisions. I am more interested in seeing how they exist and what damage they ...more
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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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You will understand how the people of North Korea have been unable to choose something different, and you will not believe what ordinary lives are like.
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Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
Abide with Me
by Elizabeth Strout
read in October, 2010
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This is a really well written book. I'm not a fan of religious inspiration, that's for sure, but I enjoyed these characters and their struggling with sympathy for the dying, and their grief, and the grief of a child. It is not a happy book because of ...more
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
" This is such a good book - good writing, well developed plot and characters, perfect tie in as back story to the movie anyway, or better story than th ...more"
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