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The Piano Teacher
3.33
did not like it
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status: Read in March, 2009, read count: 1
review: The cover of this book, The Piano Teacher, is its saving grace. It
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Mar 22, 2009
 
Lucia, Lucia
3.93
liked it
Lucia, Lucia provides a picture of first generation Italian family life in New York's Little Italy from the 1950's to the present. Anyone who is Ital ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy
3.74
liked it
**spoiler alert** You might ask why someone like me would continue to be a Catholic after reading this book. Add to this the number of pedophile scand ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
Unaccustomed Earth
4.12
really liked it
Lahiri has the art of telling tales about life in a very honest, forthright way. Each of her eight stories takes the reader on an imaginary voyage in ...more
Dec 27, 2008
Dec 28, 2008
 
Don't Mind If I Do
3.43
did not like it
This book was introduced to me during an interview that he had with Joan Hamburg of WOR. I thought that it might be a light read with a humorous bent ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Jan 07, 2009
 
Rooftops of Tehran
4.04
it was amazing
This stunning and emotional novel takes place on the very rooftops of Tehran. There we find Pasha Shahed and his best friend, Ahmed, going through th ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
The Richest Season
3.63
really liked it
Paul and Joanne Harrison's marriage has come to an impasse. He is an executive at V.I.C., and his life is his work. The stress is showing when he real ...more
May 09, 2009
not set
May 08, 2009
 
The Richest Season: A Novel
3.63
really liked it
I wasn't certain what the title, The Richest Season," meant until I started to write my review. This is where I think that it came from: Maryann McFad ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea
3.40
it was ok
Just in time for Christmas, Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, Carol, bring this season's readers on a cruise aboard the ill-fated "Royal Mermaid." ...more
Dec 05, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
 
Digging to America
3.54
did not like it
Ms. Tyler has tapped into America's look to Korea to adopt children. In this novel, the American Donaldson's and the Iranian Yazdans find themselves t ...more
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Winter Solstice
4.15
really liked it
Winter Solstice is truly a delightful story. It is one of those books that you just wished you had in hand when your outlook on the world is weary an ...more
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
Tell No One
4.11
really liked it
Tell No One by Harlan Coben is a thriller which is based on the lives of Dr. David Beck and Elizabeth Parker Beck. In a flashbahback, the reader lear ...more
May 04, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
The Women
3.53
really liked it
T.C. Boyle's book, The Women, is a fictionalized account of the women who fell in love with, lived with, or married the famous architect, Frank Lloyd ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
Loving Frank
3.74
it was amazing
Strange as it may seem, I have recently developed an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright. Stranger still, a chance encounter led to a conversation about th ...more
May 26, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
All He Ever Wanted
3.19
liked it
It should surprise no one that Nicholas Van Tassel, professor of English Literature and rhetoric at Thrupp College in Massachusetts, would find it nec ...more
Oct 09, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
 
Peachtree Road
3.90
liked it
Yes, I have to agree with The Baltimore Sun's report that Peachtree Road was a love story, a historical novel, a mystery, and a tragedy all wrapped i ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.64
really liked it
Three Cups of Tea is a book about one man's journey to make a difference, and perhaps, to save the world. Journeys were not new to Greg Mortenson. He ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Very Valentine
3.80
liked it
When the book opens the reader finds Valentine Roncalli, a thirty-three year old drop out high school English teacher, at a crossroads in her life. S ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
The Rest of Her Life
3.37
it was ok
The Rest of her Life is a convoluted tale dealing with a strained relationship between a high school senior and her mother, Leigh Churchill. The plot ...more
May 08, 2010
May 08, 2010
 
Henry Clay Frick an intimate portrait
5.00
it was amazing
This book is a masterpiece of art collections. Frick spent a large portion of his life collecting fine art. Much of it was related to dealing with the ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
 
Middlesex
3.99
it was amazing
Eugenides weaves a wonderful tale about a supposed girl at birth who ultimatley learns that she is hermaphroditic during the onset of puberty. I love ...more
Nov 07, 2008
Jan 07, 2009
 
The First Patient
3.72
liked it
The First Patient is just another politically based cloak and dagger thriller. The main characters are the President, Andrew Stoddard, better known a ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait
4.07
it was amazing
This book is a masterpiece of art collections. Frick spent a large portion of his life collecting fine art. Much of it was related to dealing with the ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
 
The Namesake
3.97
it was ok


The Namesake By: Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake is the story of an Indian couple, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli, who in the tradition of their culture marry ba
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Jan 05, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
 
The Day the Falls Stood Still
3.68
it was amazing
The Day the Falls Stood Still is less a story about the freezing of the ice bridge across the Niagara Falls, but more a love story which takes place d ...more
May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010
 
The Piano Teacher
3.33
did not like it
The cover of this book, The Piano Teacher, is its saving grace. It is a novel that attempts to provide some insights into conditions in Hong Kong pri ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
 
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
4.43
it was amazing
Immaculee Ilabagiza gives her readers a look into life in Rwanda before and during the Hutu uprisings in 1994. The first hint that she had that somet ...more
Mar 29, 2009
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Mar 28, 2009
 
Peony in Love
3.59
did not like it
Peony in Love By: Lisa See
Lisa See’s novel was a difficult read for me. It started out rather enticingly when we find Peony two days before her sixtee
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Jan 18, 2012
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.20
really liked it
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a great book on many levels. It gives insight and information on the art of speed car racers and racing. It offers t ...more
Jan 19, 2009
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Jan 19, 2009
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.20
really liked it
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Jan 19, 2009
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