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A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
3.76
really liked it
Not too many English ladies
On the banks of the Euphrates.
not set
Jan 17, 2016
 
Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder
4.03
it was amazing
Providence is such
A pretty city,
And yet there's much
That's pretty gritty.
not set
Sep 05, 2017
 
The Huntress: The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson: Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher
3.62
really liked it
Equestrian, aviator,
Guggenheim wife,
Started a newspaper,
Had quite a life.
not set
Aug 14, 2017
 
Avid Reader: A Life
3.71
really liked it
Too many books to count,
Too many books to list,
His life by his account:
An avid reader's bliss.
not set
Aug 07, 2017
 
Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother
3.94
really liked it
Fighter pilot, diplomat,
Wrote his mother much chit chat.
not set
Aug 10, 2017
 
The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography
3.95
really liked it
In Stratford he had a wife and three kids.
In London with friends he did what he did.
not set
Aug 06, 2017
 
In Other Words
3.63
really liked it
To write in a language that's not
Your first one takes quite a lot.
not set
Aug 08, 2017
 
The Fly Trap
3.71
really liked it
Nothing satisfies
Like collecting flies.
not set
Aug 09, 2017
 
Portraits of Shakespeare
3.60
it was amazing
Why do we prefer a book
When we know the author's look?
not set
Aug 03, 2017
 
Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?
3.48
it was amazing
Life is a speck next to the sea:
Try to become what you want to be.
not set
Aug 02, 2017
 
Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
3.32
really liked it
His drawings helped us learn
Of Laura's Little House,
Of Wilbur and of Fern,
Of Stuart, little mouse.
not set
Jul 11, 2017
 
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
3.40
really liked it
Eat, meditate,
Love, contemplate,
Settle down
In Frenchtown,
Never separ... no, wait...
not set
Aug 18, 2016
 
Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
3.93
really liked it
She came from Martinique,
Picked up charm and mystique,
Barely missed the guillotine,
Became Empress Josephine.
not set
Sep 24, 2016
 
The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir
3.83
it was amazing
She loves her grandfather,
Her grandfather loves birds,
She loves birds,
I love the book.
not set
Jan 07, 2016
 
In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown
3.61
really liked it
The books she wrote
Are so terrific,
It's good her work
Is so prolific.
not set
Oct 02, 2017
 
Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak
3.56
really liked it
Dear Juliet:
With this letter,
I hope to make
My love life better.
not set
Aug 31, 2017
 
Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing
3.76
really liked it
Knitting helps to quell
A person's private hell.
not set
May 14, 2016
 
The Surprising Life of Constance Spry
3.84
really liked it
From consumption education
To big flower decoration.
She did flowers for the wedding
Of Ms. Simpson and the ex-King.
After some years off the scene
Did the
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not set
Apr 17, 2016
 
The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents
3.87
really liked it
When my son was around 12 years old, he was fascinated by the U.S. Presidents, so we traveled around to visit many of their houses. I saw this book, w ...more
not set
Dec 20, 2015
 
Fault Lines
3.38
it was amazing
Of English and Welsh heritage and French and Austrian too,
He pilfered food in Vichy during World War II.
His life experience colored the writer he'd be
...more
not set
May 21, 2016
 
The Heart of a Woman
4.19
it was amazing
Any story with a mother/son aspect is for me a mother/son story. She's strong and accomplished, and her life is interesting and varied, and her son gi ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2016
 
The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio
3.94
really liked it
Fascinating story: Two actor friends of Shakespeare preserve his plays for posterity, and then an American buys up them all up.

Collector collected,
Not
...more
not set
Dec 29, 2015
 
Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation
3.58
really liked it
Locked his nephews in the Tower
To usurp their claim to power.
Two years later he was dead
From hard sword blows to the head.
Much, much later he was foun
...more
not set
Jan 15, 2016
 
Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel
3.60
really liked it
There once was a young man from Latvia
Who went by the name of Mark Rothko.
An artist, a mensch, a deep intellectual,
His crowning achievement was his na
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not set
Feb 24, 2017
 
My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War
3.40
it was amazing
Parisian dealer of modernist art,
Picasso's neighbor, he had to depart.
The Nazis plundered
About four hundred
Of the paintings so close to his heart.
not set
Jul 01, 2016
 
The Buddha in the Attic
3.61
it was amazing
They came all the way from Japan,
All promised a nice and rich man.
The men they did marry
Were at best ordinary.
Their dreams ended, just when they began
...more
not set
Jul 07, 2016
 
The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War
4.11
it was amazing
Two friends, they could articulate
Their thoughts on war, they could explain,
Until their friendship turned to hate
Over the civil war in Spain.
not set
Apr 20, 2018
 
The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood
3.95
really liked it
Little Piglet and Winnie-the-Pooh
And Rabbit and Tigger and Kanga and Roo
In a Wood based
On a real Place
Are ready for an Expotition with You.
not set
Feb 09, 2016
 
The Best American Travel Writing 2015 (The Best American Series ®)
3.86
it was amazing
There's a Walk Out of Eden to go,
Among trips to the farthest of nations,
From Ethiopia to Tierra del Fuego
On the trail of our human migration.
not set
Sep 25, 2016
 
Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson
3.91
really liked it
Wasn't easy to be the one son
Of one gonzo Hunter S. Thompson.
He rarely preferred
To say that he cared,
Though he often helped son Juan along.
not set
Jul 03, 2016
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