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Educated by Tara Westover
Educated: A Memoir
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So compelling was this book, that I cocooned myself with it for two days when I rightly should have been interacting with my extended family. Tara Westover writes of her metamorphosis from off-the-grid, fundamentalist Mormon to Ph.D. in Cambridge, En ...more
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Educated by Tara Westover
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So compelling was this book, that I cocooned myself with it for two days when I rightly should have been interacting with my extended family. Tara Westover writes of her metamorphosis from off-the-grid, fundamentalist Mormon to Ph.D. in Cambridge, En ...more
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
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Kwame Alexander got my attention when a non-reader type boy I know sat down for two hours and read this book straight through.

This is a verse novel. It looks like a poetry collection, but the poems build upon one another to propel the narrative. Josh
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Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth D. Samet
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A memoir about a (civilian) literature professor at West Point. Her job is to prepare cadets to be soldiers, to deal with the deep stuff of life and death, using classic (and modern) prose and poetry.

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Our Only World by Wendell Berry
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I find Wendell Berry's essays both maddening and encouraging. I am nodding in agreement with one essay and shaking my head with another. I learned much about forestry, stuff I had never before considered. I prefer Wendell Barry's fiction and poetry t ...more
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" This started out reading like a food memoir, but turned into magical realism. Although I finished it, my interest waned. Which makes me sad, because t ...more "
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William Manchester
“Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.”
William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

“Gamboling is happiness in motion.”
Joan Jarvis Ellison, Shepherdess: Notes from the Field

William Manchester
“The present is never tidy, or certain, or reasonable, and those who try to make it so once it becomes the past succeed only in making it seem implausible.”
William Manchester, The Last Lion 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-40

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
“It had been so brief a sojourn, not even a full century. He had been a guest in a mansion and he was not ungrateful. He was at once exhausted and refreshed. His stay was ended. Now he must gather up the shabby impedimenta of his mind and body and be on his way again.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Sojourner

Helen Simonson
“Youth's lost companion may be the measured friend of old age, I hope", said Daniel. "I may write a poem on the subject."
"Dear God, it sounds more like a cross-stitched pillow than a poem," said Hugh.”
Helen Simonson, The Summer Before the War

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