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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
Mom & Me & Mom
by Maya Angelou
read in June, 2014
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In the prologue, Ms. Angelou says "I know that I became the woman I am because of the grandmother I loved, and the mother I came to adore." These two women loved and supported her, and in this book she details the strength and ferocity of that love,...more
Nitya rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in June, 2014
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I was immediately taken in by the beginning of this book as the narrator, Theo Decker starts off in a hotel room in Amsterdam and then goes back into his past, into the day he goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with his mother and his life chang...more
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Gone Girl
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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How amazing that thousands of children from our big cities were taken by train to be adopted by families in the midwest. There kids, orphaned, and alone were basically auctioned at stops along the way. Some found good homes with loving parents, many...more
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The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
The Virgin Cure
by Ami McKay (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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This book is really a 3.5, because I definitely enjoyed the story and felt the author wrote well in her development of character and place.
The location is New York City, late 1800's. A young girl who lives in poverty with her mother is sold by her...more
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
" This is one of my favorite books this year. Handful, the slave, and Sarah, the white abolitionist, were both rendered beautifully. I've known about the Grimke sisters for a long time and about how the Quakers were against slavery, but I didn't rea... " Read more of this review »
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Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Kitchen House
by Kathleen Grissom
read in March, 2014
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I almost gave this 5 stars, because I could not put the book down. I was pulled in by the characters immediately. The chapters are alternately narrated by Lavinia and Belle. Lavinia is a young girl from Ireland whose parents died on the long journey...more
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