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The Remains of the Day
4.10
Highly rated 1993 movie
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Apr 01, 2014
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.81
Narrator had Americanized English accent so it sounded fake at first (at least they didn't use an old lady with a deep voice to playact an 11-yr old)! ...more
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Apr 24, 2011
 
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
4.10
libs have hardcopy, recommend ebook?

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Reader comments on this New Yorker essay (May 2013 "The Mayor and the Comfort Women" by Amy Davidson) mention
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Jun 20, 2013
 
In Cold Blood
4.05
Considered the first nonfiction novel, all of the bare facts of this story actually took place. Yet the author handled these facts not as a journalist ...more
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Jul 29, 2012
 
A Marriage of Inconvenience: The Persecution of Ruth & Seretse Khama
3.67
This is safari guide Peter Allison's fav campside love story: how true love between a Botswanan-English couple persevered.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
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Jul 29, 2012
 
The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
3.56
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/boo...

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At 28 pages, I wasn't impressed with the organization. There seems no clear delineation between her love
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May 31, 2014
 
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
4.16
365.45094 SOLZHENITSYN Vol. 1, 2, 3

Ref on the Solovetsky prison camps (on Solovetsky Islands) during the 1920's and 30's:
"God's Gulag" is a short &am
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May 21, 2012
 
Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation
4.00
This is safari guide Peter Allison's fav campside love story: how true love between a Botswanan-English couple persevered.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
...more
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Jul 29, 2012
 
Praying for Sheetrock
3.93
not set
Nov 06, 2013
 
The Reader
3.73
Also in Large Print.

Excerpted from my movie review "Germany in 1958, 1966 and the 90's.

36-yr old illiterate female Auschwitz guard (played by Kate Wi
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Oct 04, 2012
Oct 23, 2011
 
Bride Flight
3.74
Superb acting in the 2007 movie. If the book is nearly as good, it'd be literature.

Trivia: they wrote the book after the movie?
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Jul 08, 2014
 
Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away
3.78
There is a Frontline documentary and a "60 minutes" segment on this story.
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Nov 23, 2012
 
All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw
4.16
suggest ebook, or suggest to MV!
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Sep 24, 2013
 
The Memory Chalet
4.13
I fear it may be too sad
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Nov 13, 2013
 
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
3.99
Iversen writes her 50-year account in the present tense, excerpt:

http://www.denverpost.com/portlet/art...

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CD-book: lib-sf
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Sep 11, 2012
 
Black Like Me
4.12
1959 social experiment

2011 documentary "Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin"
1964 movie adaptation "Black Like Me" read imdb co
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Apr 09, 2011
 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
4.32
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Bastard Out of Carolina
4.09
A city school board has a problem with this semi-autobiographical:
http://www.mercurynews.com/education/...
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Jul 06, 2012
 
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
4.17
This book touched on the workhouses of England:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

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Righto! Of course my fav is Chummy!
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Feb 03, 2013
 
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
3.99
lib-a: ebook online-a
lib-sj: CD
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Mar 19, 2012
 
Lost Decency, the Untold Afghan Story
4.26
B ARGHANDIWAL,A
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May 28, 2013
 
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
3.85
story of her mother
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Jul 29, 2012
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.80
None
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Jul 14, 2010
 
A Hundred Flowers
3.73
None
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Aug 29, 2012
 
Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
3.84
None
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May 24, 2012
 
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
4.07
None
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May 19, 2012
 
Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End
4.42
None
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Feb 03, 2013
 
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
4.31
None
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Mar 26, 2012
 
Partitions
3.94
None
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Apr 12, 2013
 
The Lonely Londoners
3.60
None
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Apr 25, 2013
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