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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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I know it's officially autumn, but this was the best book I read all summer. I just finished it last night and have been reading as quickly as I could turn the pages.

Cheryl Strayed, a 26-year old from Minnesota, got it into her head that she would h
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
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Anna Quindlen is one of my favorite authors so when I learned that LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE had been released I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle. I was not disappointed. I enjoy memoir and I enjoy women's thoughtful reflections on thei ...more
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Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
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A Life In Hand by Hannah Hinchman
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
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OMG! This was such a stunning book to read! It happens in real life that mothers and children are imprisoned for years and some - think Jacey Dugard - have written memoirs about their experiences. ROOM is fiction, the story is narrated by a small boy ...more
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My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe
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I'm as little an entrepreneur as this author so I was fascinated when such an unlikely candidate decided to buy and run a local deli in Brooklyn. There were reasons for the decision - helping his Korean mother-in-law stabilize her income and to provi ...more
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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This is such an amazing book - amazing because it opened my eyes to something I knew absolutely nothing about. I'm not particularly scientific so to learn that cell lines can exist "forever" and continue to grow prolifically for countless generations ...more
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham   Verghese
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese (Goodreads Author)
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I just finished reading this novel and can't wait to talk to someone about it. It is amazing! As I read further and further I gave up more and more of my daily life just so that I could turn the pages faster as I rushed to the end. Looking back, I ca ...more
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Fire Monks by Colleen Morton Busch
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