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Candace Lee Van Auken

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in Medford, Massachusetts, The United States


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Average rating: 3.67 · 3 ratings · 1 review · 1 distinct work
Kite Maker

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1991
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Seven Moves by Carol Anshaw
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There are a few authors whose work has so touched or moved or awed me that I have this tendency to hang onto their works, unread, saving them like some literary squirrel might hoard the very best nuts. Anshaw won her place in this group with her firs ...more
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The Politics of Murder by Margo Nash
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This wasn't a fun book to read. It's horrifying, and occasionally a bit of a slog. Still, the story it tells is a very important one. It's so easy to criticize President Obama for commuting so many sentences, and it's easy to forget that sometimes, p ...more
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Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
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This was one of those books that's more engaging in how it's told than in the exact story of it. The author tells two stories, alternating between a story that happened perhaps eight or ten years in the past and one that is happening now in the prese ...more
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A Fine Mess by Breanna Hughes
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There are good things and bad things about this lesbian romance. At points the writing is good, while at others it's terrible -- clichéd, belabored, and abusing usage and mixing/changing tenses. The editing is a fail, in that typos, wordos, and extra ...more
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Beyond the Truth by Anne Holt
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I think that the American publishers of Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen books were extremely smart to release #8 in the series first. It functioned as a standalone novel, but left the obsessive reader (like me) dying to know the back story. So I started ...more
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Dalai Lama XIV
“The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.”
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William Penn
“A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably”
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William Penn
“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”
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George Carlin
“I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. They should be more vivid. Here is one I would suggest: "Alcohol will turn you into the same asshole your father was.”
George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

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