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I Signed as the Doctor by Laura Liberman
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The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
The Newlyweds
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Amina is a 20 something from Bangladesh who meet George, a 30 something from Rochester, NY, on a dating web site designed to hook up North American men with women from specific other countries. The book begins six months after Amina has emigrated to...more
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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Will Schwalbe tells the story of how he and his mother, Mary Ann, dealt with her diagnosis and subsequent treatment of pancreatic cancer. Shockingly, the book is never maudlin, as Mary Ann is quite an uplifting, powerful character. She is bossy, stro...more
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Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
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A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
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Michael Cunningham is one of my favorite contemporary authors. His use of language, his appreciation of words is a wonder. Reading something he has written is a book lover's dream come true.
That said, there was much that I did not love about this bo...more
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Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
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I love Brene Brown! Love her Ted talks, love her column in O magazine, love what she has to say. But this book was just ok. Watch her on YouTube, you'll get more bang for your buck.
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The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles
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read in February, 2014
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Beautifully written, very moving story set slightly in the future. There is definitely a slight sci fi feel to this story, at times scary, at times heartbreaking. Julia is the 11 yr old narrator and, at the beginning of the book, it is discovered tha...more
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“They are the we of me.”
Carson McCullers, The Member of the Wedding

Betty  Smith
“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.”
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Cheryl Strayed
“I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn't carry us. There's nothing to do but salute it from the shore.”
Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed
“Forgiveness doesn't sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up a hill.”
Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Anne Tyler
“She saw herself riding in the passenger seat, Sam behind the wheel. Like two of those little peg people in a toy car. Husband peg, wife peg, side by side. Facing the road and not looking at each other; for why would they need to, really, having gone beyond the visible surface long ago. No hope of admiring gazes anymore, no chance of unremitting adoration. Nothing left to show but their plain, true, homely, interior selves, which were actually much richer anyhow.”
Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years

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