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The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart
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Finally! Someone who can give me all the details I have been missing over the years about baking bread. My daughter is experimenting with this more that I, but I actually studied the book. It has altered forever the manner in which I will approach br ...more
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The Witch Of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
The Witch Of Portobello
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2009
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This is my first Paulo Coelho novel so I was interested more in what motivated him to write it than the book itself. The main character, Athena, is representative of the Great Mother, the feminime side of spirituality that, unlike traditional religio ...more
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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
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This was a thoughtful memoir of a man's life during a terminal illness which is the point that makes the book special. How many times in life to we really count our blessings? For me, it is in the face of crisis when all of a sudden, triviality vanis ...more
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
" I am a fan of Ken Follett, but this was a combination of historical fiction combined with mystery in an epic tale of the quest by two strong men of ve ...more "
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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Have to agree with all that was expressed by other people who thought the book was great - My daughter wrote a paper comparing "aa hundred years of solitude" with "The Makioka Sisters - comparing the symbolism of minute details that concerned the Jap ...more
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
" I think I read this together with my daughter - We read books together a lot when she was mastering reading, but not so much now that we live in diff ...more "
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
read in January, 1966
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My lasting impression of this book is more related to the horrendous Holocost that was WWII Germany and persecution of the Jews. I can't get past sad, sad, sad that such a beautiful person was not permitted to grow into a beautiful woman. Maybe if I ...more
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
recommended to Nancy by: Mary E Lang
recommended for: any girl or woman - not sure about boys and med
read in January, 1959
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I was just a kid and my mother read this to me - I remember loving it like mad and should re read it as it has been so long. I woud probably update my rating of the book after a re read. My mother wanted us to understand the significance of the depre ...more
Nancy made a comment on her review of Villette
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
" Do reread it. This time you don't have to analyse or write a paper about it and you can do it in a leisurely way. "
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