Sharon Barrow Wilfong

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
"Whether or not one enjoys this book is partly a matter of personal temperament, but upon re-reading, I'm convinced more than ever that The Old Man and the Sea is objectively Hemingway's best.

Here's why I think so: Hemingway's prose is deliberatel..." Read more of this review »
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
"I appreciated this excellent book (some of its scenes still haunt me), but compared to other non-fiction slave narratives such as Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, there was a bit more distance of perspective here. The facts are still searing..." Read more of this review »
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
"I made my way to the strange and lovely The Portrait of a Lady (1881) via a series of James’s earlier novels and novellas: Roderick Hudson (1875); The American (1877); Daisy Miller (1878). That made an appealing approach route. There are strong th..." Read more of this review »
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Dolors is on page 159 of 700 of Of Human Bondage: “It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.”
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Der Krieg hat kein weibliches Gesicht = У войны не женское лицо by Svetlana Alexievich
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Der Krieg hat kein weibliches Gesicht = У войны не женское лицо by Svetlana Alexievich
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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
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It's taken a year and a half but I have finally finished the unabridged version of Tocqueville's great classic.

Ironically there is far too much to cover to try to give an adequate review.

"In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were se
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Strapless by Deborah   Davis
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Robert Louis Stevenson
“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
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Jane Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Erasmus
“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Michel de Montaigne
“When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.”
Michel de Montaigne, Les Essais

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