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message 1: by Amber (new)

Amber | 129 comments What an interesting book name!

What is it about? Is it good?


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 2) The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 1) The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 3) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 4) The Mission Song A Novel by John le Carré


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 5) Bel Canto by Ann Patchett


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 7) The Story of Edgar Sawtelle A Novel by David Wroblewski8) A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah9) Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 10) The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson11) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak12) 28 Stories of Aids in Africa by Stephanie Nolen13) Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 14) Manic A Memoir by Terri Cheney


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 15) Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 16) The Reader by Bernhard Schlink


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 17) Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 18) West with the Night by Beryl Markham


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 19) The Darling A Novel by Russell Banks


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 21) Daughter of Fortune A Novel (P.S.) by Isabel Allende


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 22) Islam by Karen Armstrong


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 23) Chasing the Sea Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia by Tom Bissell


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 24) Last Witness by Jilliane Hoffman


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 25) My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 26) Scribbling the Cat by Alexander Fuller


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 27) People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 28) Restless by William Boyd


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 29) Disgrace (Penguin Essential Edition) by J.M. Coetzee


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 30) Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 31) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


message 28: by Carol (new)

Carol Neman | 469 comments Rani, I can't read the covers of the books you have included, (eyesight isn't that good any more), even with glasses on. Could you state at least the name of the book, even if you don't want to name the author? Or the author if you don't want to name the book?


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 32) Blood River A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart by Tim Butcher


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 33) Flesh And Blood by Michael Cunningham


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 34) Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 35) When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments So I only made it to 35 books this year but for a first attempt it's not too bad. Here's hoping for 50 in 2010.


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 1) The Translator The Translator A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 2) The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 3) Who's Your City? by Richard Florida


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 4) The Help by Kathryn Stockett


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 5) Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfan Orga


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 6) Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 7) The Geography of Bliss One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 8) The Know-It-All One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A.J. Jacobs


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 9) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 10) The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 11) Saving Fish from Drowning A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Amy Tan


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 12) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 13) Of God and Madness A Historical Novel by T. Byram Karasu Of God and Madness


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 14) The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 15) The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff The 19th Wife


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 16) Tales from the Expat Harem by Anastasia Ashman Tales from the Expat Harem


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Rani (rboehlke) | 63 comments 17) One Hit Wonderland by Tony Hawks One Hit Wonderland


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