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The Old Man and the Sea
3.74
really liked it
Very nice story of a old man and the sea.
May 02, 2011
May 12, 2010
 
IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq
3.69
it was amazing
This book was brought to my attention by one of my high school students and I can't thank her enough for it. This is a terrific YA book about a young ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
The Sayings Of Lao Tzu
4.34
it was amazing
Short book of the sayings ot Lao Tzu the founder of Taoism. I had a student who was Tao once and because of my knowledge barrier and our language barr ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories
4.15
it was amazing
This is an amazing collection of short stories and two novels by Patricia Highsmith. She became popular again when her novel The Talented Mr. Ripley w ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
 
The Lady and the Peacock
3.75
it was amazing
This is a stirring if a bit detached biography of Aung San Suu Kyi. As she currently runs for office with newly arranged elections in Myanmar, her cou ...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
 
Small Mercies
3.78
really liked it
Eddie Joyce's novel is nominally about a Staten Island family who still mourns a dead brother, son and father. The fact that the man's widow has moved ...more
Mar 08, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
 
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt
3.46
liked it
Jean Naggar was an Italian Jewish national who was born and grew up in Colonial Egypt. Her family was fluent in Italian, French and English and used t ...more
May 15, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution
4.00
really liked it
Marcus Eriksen is a naturalist who saw that plastic was affecting wildlife so much, he became a scientist. In 2008, he sailed on a boat made of plasti ...more
Sep 2017
Aug 23, 2017
 
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
4.54
it was amazing
This is an a academic work intended for classes in African American Studies, Women's Studies, and Law & Society classes among other social science ...more
Sep 03, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
 
My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me
3.70
it was ok
I love Julianne Moore and her acting, this is the first book I've read of hers, she is apparently the author ambassador for Save the Children. A young ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
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