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Joanne Otto

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Joanne is a lifelong student of the Bible who has taken four exciting tours of Bible lands and done extensive research, including numerous courses. She has taught foreign languages and English and more recently, as an academic language therapist, has helped dyslexic children strengthen their reading and writing skills. Also a music lover and amateur pianist, she especially enjoys accompanying singers.

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Daughter of Jerusalem

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The You-Song

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Thank You, Fred Rogers!

Could there be a better time for a movie about Fred Rogers to be released than at what has sadly become the most stressful season of the year? Perhaps no one in modern times has dealt more successfully with what Fred referred to as “the mad that I feel”— an expression he’d once picked up from a child. He simply radiated kindness, patience, and understanding to the children on his television show a

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His Truth Is Marching on by Jon Meacham
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I heartily recommend this book to anyone wanting a better understanding of the civil rights movement, its ideals, and the methods used to bring them to fruition. On reading it, I became aware for the first time of what African-Americans endured in th ...more
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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The author dedicates this book "to the women of Afghanistan." He certainly presents as dramatic and heart-rending a portrayal of their sufferings as I can imagine. Some of it was a bit over the top for me, but I appreciated his interweaving of the st ...more
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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The Giver of Stars
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The plot was engaging and most of the characters elicited the reader's sympathy. I found some parts of the story a bit melodramatic and contrived, but for the most part I enjoyed reading it. ...more
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Mink River by Brian  Doyle
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This book stretches all the boundaries of literary composition and does it magnificently. It's much more than an interesting story about people living in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. It's also about the animals and plants and bodies of wate ...more
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Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo
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An enjoyable and informative account of a road trip Harry and Bess Truman took from their Independence, Missouri, home to Washington, D.C., and New York City and back a few months after he left the White House. It tells of their interesting and often ...more
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The International Bank of Bob by Bob             Harris
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Bob Harris shares in this book not only a way to help people in poverty to help themselves by providing microloans, but also a world-view that can't help but have a healing effect. His insights into the diversity of languages and lifestyles among the ...more
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Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon
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A truly amazing life, retold from multiple angles with a zesty spin. Found it both fascinating and enjoyable.
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1984 by George Orwell
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To be truthful, we embarked on this book because it's a classic and our grandson was shocked that we hadn't read it. Doing so was certainly intriguing, but I doubt there are many who would claim it as their favorite book. It's certainly an excellent ...more
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Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach
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Having read and enjoyed "Without Reservations," my husband and I embarked on this adventure of Alice's as well. We were not disappointed. ...more
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“You are a song like no other song God's ever sung. Let that song fill your part of His world with joy-sounds.”
Joanne Otto, The You-Song

“In the past, I would’ve listed things such as common interests, mutual attraction, worldliness, and higher education. My freedom above all else. If I had found love, it would have had to be the kind that overwhelmed and overpowered all else.

I passed a hand between Ray and Me. “Once you told me that this,” I said “is a beginning.” I searched his face. "But how do you know, Ray? How do you know it’s the beginning of something good?”

“I know.” His breath was warm on my face as he moved in closer.” Because someday, you’re bound to forgive yourself.”
Ann Howard Creel, The Magic of Ordinary Days




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