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HHhH
4.09
it was ok
I am addicted to reading about the history of WWII and I really wanted to like this book.
Binet's book however frustrated me. The constant insertion o
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Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
3.76
it was amazing
This is a gripping, fascinating and thoroughly researched book. It covers the facts surrounding the disappearance of Lucie Blackman a twenty one-year- ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
The Duke of Deception
3.92
it was amazing
The four best memoirs I have ever read, and I have read too many, are Frank McCort’s, Angela’s Ashes, “Tobias Wolff’s, “This Boy’s Life,” Geoffrey Wol ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2012
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.99
really liked it
It is noteable that this author chose the name "Strayed" for herself, because stray she certainly does in her life choices, emotions, and finally solo ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
I Hate Everyone... Starting with Me
3.39
it was amazing
“I Hate Everyone Starting With Me, is a “hoot-n-holler,” rollicking-good-read, from the irrepressible Joan Rivers. I had tired of Ms Rivers of late, t ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 05, 2012
 
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
3.92
it was amazing
This is such a good book! Who knew that Queen Victoria had palace "newspapers cut into squares for use a lavatory paper!" By now I think we all expect ...more
not set
Jan 05, 2014
 
Saving Fish from Drowning
3.43
it was amazing
I read this book a long time ago and should have written this review a long time ago.
What a wonder this book is!
Having read all of Amy Tan’s books,
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not set
Jul 26, 2012
 
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
3.66
really liked it
“The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic.” Darby Penny, Peter Stastny, Lisa Rinzler, Robert Whitaker.

When Willard State Hosp
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not set
Dec 12, 2012
 
Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist
3.08
did not like it
I wish someone had helped this author put off writing this book until she got some more experience and insight. I feel like someone should have protec ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
The Orchardist
3.77
it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book, an incandesant lamentation and exultation of the loneliness and deep contentment of solitude. The author tells us, ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
Killer (Alex Delaware, #29)
3.95
liked it
Kellerman's more recent books have been disappointing, but his current effort lives up to the very best of his impressive earlier novels. An engrossin ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2014
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.35
it was amazing
Paul Kalanithi has given us all a most precious gift in this searingly honest and impressive book. What an incredible human being and brilliant writer ...more
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016
 
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
3.91
it was amazing
Read This Book! It is non-fiction and such an exciting, riveting read, it kept me up late several nights in a row. It is the sort of book that made me ...more
Jan 15, 2017
Jan 15, 2017
 
The End of Boys
3.75
it was amazing


One of the interesting things about, “The End of Boys,” is that this is such a middle class family. The author’s father is/was a prominent Neonatologi
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not set
Apr 01, 2012
 
Lust & Wonder
3.81
liked it
Augusten is such a good writer, makes such wonderful connections and leaps between images and words, that his writing is just frequently a joy. He is ...more
Jan 2016
Apr 02, 2016
 
The Memory Chalet
4.13
it was amazing
Such a haunting and beautiful book by such a brilliant man.

While dying of ALS Judt envisions heaven as a train on which he rides continuously through
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Jan 2008
Sep 23, 2012
 
Into the Water
3.55
it was amazing
WOW! Girl on a Train was a very good read, but this is even better! I couldn't put it down. The characters were brilliantly drawn with remarkable psyc ...more
Aug 2017
Aug 01, 2017
 
Robin
4.18
it was amazing
I didn't want this book to end.
Just like I didn't Robin's life to end.
The book almost, but of course, fails, to actually capture him.
It does bring h
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not set
May 16, 2018
 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
3.94
it was amazing
This book is impressive due to the author's unflinching honesty about himself and his family of origin. It is a particularly timely read during this p ...more
not set
Nov 22, 2016
 
H is for Hawk
3.73
it was amazing
"The hawk was everything I wanted to be: solitary, self-possessed, free froom grief, and numb to the hurts of human life."
This book is a tour de force
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not set
Mar 23, 2015
 
The Lake House
4.05
it was amazing
Stunning. Now I am off to download the rest of her books!
May 07, 2017
May 07, 2017
 
Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope
4.10
it was amazing
I was suprised by this book. I expected the usual sugar-coated we went through hell, but all is rosy, sort of, book.

It was not such. It was a brave,
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Dec 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God
3.89
it was amazing
I think that Mary Neal’s book is important for people to read. Her incredible experience gives us hope regarding the purpose of our lives and the mean ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.83
it was amazing
“In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin,” by Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen is a meticulous researcher and writer. H
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not set
Dec 28, 2012
 
Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 (Covered Wagon Women, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
“Covered Wagon Women” is a fascinating non-fiction account of fourteen pioneer women traveling west in the 1840’s. The book was edited and compiled by ...more
Jan 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case
3.62
it was amazing
As a young person I read the book, “Sybil,” with morbid fascination and some anxiety.

As a retired psychotherapist with over 27 years of clinical exper
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Jun 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Life At Home In The Twenty-First Century
3.85
it was amazing
“Life At Home in the 21st Century,” is a photographic ethnography that explores what the typical middle class American family home in Los Angeles look ...more
not set
Aug 05, 2012
 
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
3.91
it was amazing
What a smashing read!
You might think the topic of The Titanic has been overdone. I did before reading this book. But I love books like this that are
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May 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Oregon Country
4.15
it was amazing
Oregon Country was an excellent book written by an historian who is obviously an expert on the subject. He takes the reader along on the incredible jo ...more
May 22, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Fear: Trump in the White House
3.92
it was amazing
I was disappointed when this book ended. I wish Woodward could have kept writing and writing, so I could have kept reading and reading.
Truth really is
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Sep 14, 2018
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