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Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger
read in January, 2016
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A fellow hiker gifted me with this wonderful book. I wallowed in the prose, soaked in the metaphors, and was held captive to this families journey. give yourself time to enjoy the language.

Everyone should read this book It can be deep, and you will
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The One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
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I read this book on my kindle in a campground in northern Maine. I enjoyed all the characters and all their believable quirks. My favorite was the mailman followed by the out of towner who was living in a hut with his convertible next to the one way ...more
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Cleaning Nabokov's House by Leslie Daniels
Cleaning Nabokov's House
by Leslie Daniels
read in August, 2016
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I met this author after she gave a presentation on the porch of the Writer's House in Chautauqua. She sounded down to earth and completely aware of the harried lives of mothers in the present time.

In this novel a mother of 2 experienced the straw tha
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The Tilted World by Tom Franklin
The Tilted World
by Tom Franklin (Goodreads Author)
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The Tilted World by Tom Franklin
The Tilted World
by Tom Franklin (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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Moonshiners, revenuers, murderers, saboteurs flappers and a baby, are all characters set on the backdrop of one of our countries worst disasters, the 1927 Mississippi flood. I held my breath as the plot unfolded. I really cared for some characters... ...more
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Sweet Hollow by Lou V. Crabtree
Sweet Hollow
by Lou V. Crabtree
read in August, 2016
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Don't make the mistake of thinking this 106 page book will be a quick read. This is powerful stuff with a voice that I will not soon forget. I reread passages over and over to make sure what I red the first time was true. Homer Snake, the first piece ...more
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Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Amy and Isabelle
by Elizabeth Strout
read in August, 2016
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I love to read and to talk about books...even with strangers. I often stutter and struggle with a reply because there are so many good authors out there, but from today on, I will reply Elizabeth Strout. Her writing is so tight, I feel to be right be ...more
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True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
True Sisters
by Sandra Dallas
read in May, 2016
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newly recruited normans from Europe set out for the promised land of Salt Lake City They are the last of the groups of one hundred to leave Iowa City late in the fall pushing and pulling all of their earthly positions in handcarts. This story is base ...more
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Knitting Yarns by Ann Hood
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An anthology of pieces written by writers who knit edited by Ann Hood. My favorite piece was by Barbara Kingsolver.....who took the reader bad, way back to how knitting began....starting with the grass that the sheep ate....to the knitters hands.

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So Big by Edna Ferber
So Big
by Edna Ferber
read in May, 2016
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So Big won the Pulitzer Prize Category: Novel, in book and serialized forms. My copy produced by Avon in 1960 cost a whopping 75 cents. Presently it has torn corners and deeply yellowed pages. and very small print. This caused me to read slowly to pr ...more
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Beryl Markham
“Elephant, beyond the fact that their size and conformation are aesthetically more suited to the treading of this earth than our angular informity, have an average intelligence comparable to our own. Of course they are less agile and physically less adaptable than ourselves -- nature having developed their bodies in one direction and their brains in another, while human beings, on the other hand, drew from Mr. Darwin's lottery of evolution both the winning ticket and the stub to match it. This, I suppose, is why we are so wonderful and can make movies and electric razors and wireless sets -- and guns with which to shoot the elephant, the hare, clay pigeons, and each other.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Nina Sankovitch
“We are what we love to read, and when we admit to loving a book, we admit that the book represents some aspect of ourselves truly, whether it is that we are suckers for romance or pining for adventure or secretly fascinated by crime.”
Nina Sankovitch, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
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