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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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A sweet, smart, young college friend of mine was thrilled to hear Cheryl Strayed speak at her school. On her recommendation, I read this book. If it interests you, I suggest you read a dozen or so of the comments from other readers, here on goodreads...more
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Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Glitter and Glue
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Last Days of Summer
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"The two books; * Loud, and *History, were publisehd within one month of each other, so it's possible the duo collaborated or just bounced ideas off on...more "
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Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Tigers in Red Weather
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read in January, 2014
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Okay, this one was all over the board for me. I found it in a little independent bookstore in Estes Park, Colorado over the summer. It was a staff pick. I usually like those. It started out strong, with some memorable characters; a beautiful headstro...more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese
read in December, 2013
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This book came highly recommended by several of my friends. It has been on my list for several years. It is a sweeping, epic story of twin brothers, raised in Ethiopia. I found the beginning of this book rather tedious. The writer weaves a tale and a...more
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Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey. But, sorrow is at least an arriving. Alan Paton
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Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman
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This is a great resource book for parents, or anyone who might have any chance of influencing the lives of boys. It's a great tool for helping us understand their incredibly frustrating minds. Everyone says boys are so much easier to raise than girls...more
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