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A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.
March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Some...
“ Sé que mi familia es así pero este silencio me pesa. Tengo la impresión de tener millones de cosas que decir que, en el fondo, no interesan a nadie. Me viene a la memoria lo que decían los supervivientes de los campos de la última guerra al volver a su hogar: las pesadillas no se cuentan. Los demás no imaginan este género de pesadillas. Se instala, entre ellos y nosotras, una especie de statu quo que parece decir: ‘Estás aquí, se acabó, no hablemos más de ello. ”
“ The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science. ”
Jackson, Tennessee based club. Read what you want, when you want! Though, we may choose to read …more
[close] Jackson, Tennessee based club. Read what you want, when you want! Though, we may choose to read something together every now and then if the group desires. But, at the very least, this is a place where West Tennesseans can chat about our love of books! The option is open to meet in person if there is enough interest throughout the group. We can begin that discussion as time goes on and as we get the group going.
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This is the place where we make history! or perhaps just discuss it....but it just doesn't sound…more
[close] This is the place where we make history! or perhaps just discuss it....but it just doesn't sound as cool. LOL Science and Math group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1197061-science-and-math World Literature group:https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1195654-world-literature
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This group discusses different Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs Relating to Musicians o…more
[close] This group discusses different Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs Relating to Musicians of any genre of music. This group is intended to share everyone's love of reading while also sharing their love of music. it is also intended to be a safe space for anyone to speak passionately about the music they love.
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"...how much nearer can we come to understanding any one of the myriad dead who have gone to the…more
[close] "...how much nearer can we come to understanding any one of the myriad dead who have gone to their graves, carrying their real secrets, of motive and essence and personality, into the silence with them?" Norah Lofts, The Brittle Glass, 1942 One of our favorite authors is the wonderful Norah Lofts and many of her books are, to our great delight, being reprinted. NL wrote many novels, mostly historical, mostly with rural settings, all wonderfully crafted and intelligently and emotionally engaging. She also wrote memorable novelised histories of Anne Boleyn, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Katharine of Aragon, Richard Coeur de Lion and many others, in addition to several non fiction subjects. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Peter Curtis and Juliet Astley.
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