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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
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Not recommended.

This book seems to have caught the attention of educators (required reading for my tenth grader) and book clubs. I think it's because of the strong female characters, including the worship of a black Madonna-like statue. The spiritual
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The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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Gilead is the journal of an elderly father trying, in his last days, to pass along faith and heritage to his young son. It's heartbreakingly beautiful. His preacher musings about faith rang true.
The last third of the book wasn't as compelling to me.
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Voices by David Elliott
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I was transfixed by Elliott's use of language as he told the story of Joan of Arc. Poetry enthusiasts (which I am generally not) will appreciate the poetic forms listed in the author's note.
It is a pleasure to see masterful work. That is how I felt
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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman
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After I finished this book, I ordered a modern reprint of Maria Merian's book on Surinam insects! She is now a heroine of mine. Joyce Sidman does an excellent job of placing the reader in Marie's time and place so we appreciate the difficulties she h ...more
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The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
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I go to the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books whenever I want tp spend time with some kindhearted people. Miracle at Speedy Motors didn't disappoint.
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The Honey Bus by Meredith May
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This is one of the best memoirs I've read. Meredith tells her story from the point of view of the healthy adult she has become. Thanks to the love of her grandfather, she was able to learn what family is supposed to be.
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Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson
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Thoroughly researched, yet personal, Madame Fourcade's Secret War is suspensfully paced and interesting to the end. I highly recommend it to all World War II enthusiasts.
I was provided and advance copy through #NetGalley
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The Baggage Handler by David  Rawlings
The Baggage Handler
by David Rawlings (Goodreads Author)
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The Baggage Handler started well, but it didn't deliver.

David Rawlings is good at describing inner turmoil, and I was engaged as each character's situation was revealed. After a luggage mix-up, the three characters travel to Baggage Handling, where
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