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Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky
Suite Francaise
by Irène Némirovsky
read in November, 2009
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This story is heartbreaking. The setting is in France and the German occupation during WWII. She was writing this story and living it at the same time. There are many characters and many different perspectives portrayed in the two sections that are f ...more
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The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
The Zookeeper's Wife
by Diane Ackerman
read in November, 2009
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I love, love, love WWII era stories. I was very excited to read this, but it kind of took a bit of a preachy tone (evolution, atheism, mother nature) and the lives of these people were left undeveloped. I wanted to love it. This true story has everyt ...more
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Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
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My favorite quote: "Don't drink and swim. Wear a helmet. Make your stand in the parking lot," I tell my children, as if I can hector them into a lifelong immunity from fear and pain. As a mother, I pray for miracles of the most ordinary kind on their ...more
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
recommended for: anyone
read in August, 2009
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Interesting is the first unimaginative word that comes to mind when thinking about this book. I was curious because of the cover, having never ever hearing of it before. It delves into some pretty "out-there" metaphysical and philosophical theories, ...more
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
" Ellen, I am sure the movie is better than the book, which just seems so wrong. The books are ALWAYS better. They are supposed to be because our minds ...more"
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The Water and the Blood by Nancy E. Turner
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The Star Garden by Nancy E. Turner
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Sarah's Quilt by Nancy E. Turner
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“I keep thinking about a tale my nurse used to read to me about a bird whose wings are pinned to the ground. In the end, when he finally frees himself, he flies so high he becomes a star. My nurse said the story was about how we all have something that keeps us down.”
Shannon Hale, Princess Academy

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