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Lynn is on page 38 of 207 of How Literature Saved My Life
David Sheilds relates back to his childhood and desire to be a writer. He always wanted to be a writer, his father always found fault with him and at Brown University he found a place.
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How Literature Saved My Life

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Lynn is on page 102 of 224 of Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Quite a moving book about how people survived the tsunami and tried take care of the animals as well as each other. The government doesn't come off looking well and were woefully unprepared for a powerful earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. It seems that domestic animals suffered the worst and there had never been any plans for them at all.
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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

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Lynn is 35% done with The Ghost Pirates
A strange ship appears and men on another ship begin to die. One by one.
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The Ghost Pirates

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Lynn is on page 64 of 224 of Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
The author travels around the devastated area in Japan. She interviews people who suffered in the tsunami. Most chapters end in a simple haiku.
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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

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Lynn is on page 119 of 288 of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
This book tells a lot of jokes using the F word and has Eddie talking about how devestated he was when Tupac died as well as his mom's funny tantrums and dad's abusive punishments but I fail to see much of a human being here. More like a comedian who is bombing.
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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

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Lynn is 32% done with The Island of Dr. Moreau
A British scientist is shipwrecked, saved by another ship, then dropped off at a remote island with a man named Montgomery who also has some wild animals with him. On the island is a famous scientist named Mureau who was driven from Britain in some kind of disgrace.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

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Lynn is on page 82 of 288 of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
In Florida, Eddie experiences bulling, Christian schools who won't let him have recess until he converts, learning to fight back, being diagnosed along with his two brothers as geniuses, an elite private school and Child Protective Services because dad hits.
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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

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Lynn is on page 82 of 288 of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
Eddie Huang, creator of Baohaus, tells his life story as a Chinese immigrant from Taiwan. He entered school in Virginia near Washington DC then moved to the Orlando, FL area. Going to public school in Florida, he recognized the same textbooks in 3rd grade that he had in 2nd grade in VA.
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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

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Lynn is on page 112 of 256 of Lying Year, The
But Sergei has had a secret girlfriend named Marina for two years and has no trouble partying with Mikhail. Both men will fall for Marina, the Ukrainian who moved to Russia because there's not enough food there.
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Lying Year, The

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Lynn is on page 112 of 256 of Lying Year, The
Mikhail fired from his job for rowdy behavior, is hired for a new one at double the pay. The boss wants him to teach his son Sergei, a computer nerd, to act like a man, teaching him how to party and have sex with girls.
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Lying Year, The

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Lynn is 67% done with Strange True Stories of Louisiana
Years later a cook chained in the kitchen starts a fire to kill herself. The public runs in and finds horribly mutilated slaves in a Garrett. The slaves are put on display at the jail and people are so incensed that that try to go after Lalaurie who flees. The house is then made into a school during Reconstruction but people begin to demand segregation and the children are asked to identify their heritage.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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The child runs into the house and is finally seen on the roof where she jumps to her death. That night a lamp light is seen and the sound of burying a body is heard. The neighbor reports it, Lalaurie is found guilty of mistreating her slaves and they are taken away from her. She buys them back at a sheriff's auction and the matter is settled.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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Madame Lalaurie has been rumored to be abusing her slaves. When an American lawyer visits to discuss the matter, she is charming that he decides the lack of truth in the matter. A couple of years later, a neighbor sees a child slave running and screaming in the yard. Me. Lalaurie follows with a whip.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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Madame LaLaurie, her husband and two daughters live in a house in the main part of town.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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When reaching New Orleans, the family and other shipmates were split up after sent to various places by the Spanish government. Some to Baton Rouge, Alabama, etc. the girl Salome was lost. 25 years layer a relative recognized Salome on the streets of New Orleans. She said she was married and a yellow gal. The family went to court to set her free.
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Salome, the white slave. A young girl named Salome migrated to America with her extended family. The ship was bound for New Amsterdam as they referred to it, but somehow the captain sailed to New Orleans. The trip was terrible and many died. The father died on the voyage and the mother died shortly after landing.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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The Story of Suzanne and Francois. Two children. of a poor parent but wealthy relatives who travel north into Kentucky and return with treasures.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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The Aunt with the White Hair. A woman and her aunt survive the threat of cannibal Indians in Louisiana area. The aunt's hair turned white in a matter of hours. If you believe this.
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Strange True Stories of Louisiana

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Lynn is 31% done with The Game
A young newly married woman tries to comprehend her husband's love for the game, boxing. He would like to fight one more time before retiring for married life.
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The Game

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Lynn is on page 179 of 301 of The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption
Gigante is arrested on Rico charges, Rita discovers in the news that he had another wife and three children. She finds the life and work he has been involved in.
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The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption

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Lynn is on page 145 of 301 of The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption
Rita learned more as her father faked mental illness and two major crime bosses were killed on her father's orders due to major screwups. Rita herself developed OCD and anxiety around age 9 and realized she was gay as a teen. She was able to get mental heath treatment but her family rejected her sexuality.
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The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption

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Lynn is on page 145 of 301 of The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption
Riga Gigante, daughter of Vincent Gigante, the boss of the Gigante family in New York and head of all five families grows up not learning of her father's career until high school at a Catholic high school where most knew family.
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The Godfather's Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption

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Lynn is 5% done with Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories
Present at a Hanging. Good supershort story! Excellent ghost story.
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Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

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Lynn is on page 82 of The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story
Esther moves to new house but the ghost does nasty things like steal her scrub brush and later bonk her on the head with it.
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The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story

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Lynn is on page 73 of The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story
Esther Cox floats in the air, swells up, is threatened with death on her headboard and a ghost keeps trying set her bed on fire.
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The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story

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Lynn is on page 37 of The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story
Esther Cox in 1876, seems to have a problem which supernatural in nature.
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The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story

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Lynn is on page 229 of 272 of The Boat
Sarah has boyfriend trouble so she comes to visit her great friend. There are protests and Parvin soon goes missing on the streets. Mahmoud, Parvin's betrothed is with Sarah while they search for her. Parvin had agreed to save Mahmoud from Iran by marrying him. What will Sarah do?
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The Boat

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Lynn is on page 229 of 272 of The Boat
Tehran Calling Sarah, an American, has gone to Tehran to visit her best friend, Parvin. Parvin left Iran years ago and lived in different countries. She moved back to Iran to join a protest movement and to marry.
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The Boat

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Lynn is 67% done with The Boat
One drops a bomb far away and there is rain even though the sun is shining. They goes outside to hold hands and pray around the Shinto shrine. Father is the monk there. The second plane comes closer and there is a bright light and heat. One of most moving stories of the bombing of Hiroshima I have ever read.
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The Boat

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Hiroshima A family in Hiroshima sees two American B52s at separate times arrive over the landscape. They know that Americans only bomb in great numbers of planes so believe it is there to take pictures.
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