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VOL 2 - The Magic Presence by Godfré Ray King
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Unveiled Mysteries by Guy Ballard
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Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.Studs Terkel
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In Consequence by Trudy Brasure
In Consequence: A Retelling of North and South
by Trudy Brasure (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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I read this book because I had the pleasure of reading Trudy Brasure's first novel, A Heart for Milton. I still love the author's first book more than this one because I liked the ending in that one better.

In Consequence is a very good book on its o...more
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The Turkish Lover by Esmeralda Santiago
The Turkish Lover: A Memoir
by Esmeralda Santiago (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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This book is well written, but frustrating at times to read because Esmeralda put up with her lover's abuse for so long. I could not believe she spent 7 years on this man. I do believe that he truly loved her, but he was selfish and controlling.
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The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen
The Tutor's Daughter
by Julie Klassen (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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I gave this book only two stars because it was too long. The story was a good one, but it dragged on, and I kept checking to see how many pages I had left until I got to the end. There are books that are longer than this one that keep my interest and...more
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Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
Almost a Woman
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read in May, 2014
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When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
When I Was Puerto Rican
by Esmeralda Santiago (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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I loved reading this book. It is a wonderful memoir!
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Henry Ford
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Henry Ford

Eugene O'Neill
“I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”
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Barbara Kingsolver
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
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Helen Keller
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
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