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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
" This is only the second graphic novel I've read, and I loved it. Alison Bechdel examines her childhood and her family in ways that are thought-provoking and poignant, and often humorous.
Fun Home is also a reference to the family business of runni..." Read more of this review »
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kurtz
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Transforming The Nature Of Health by Marcey Shapiro
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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
"I've greatly enjoyed both of the Michael Pollan books that I've read: The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire. I'm a landscaper by trade, and therefore, take special interest in the way that Michael Pollan encourages his readers to take a..." Read more of this review »
A Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky
"This is a book by an animal lover, a loner, a Jewish white guy from New York, a primate and cultural observer of baboons and of (mostly black) Africans whom he meets in his fieldwork in Kenya. His stories of the baboons are tender, revealing, unco..." Read more of this review »
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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
" Hi Nitya,
Peace Like a River sat on my shelf for about a year before I picked it up. Grace had recommended and given it to me.
One day I opened it just
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The Private Marjorie by Rodger L. Tarr
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Blood of My Blood by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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