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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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Marvelous way to spend a Spring Sunday. Sprinkle with wild strawberries. This is first rate writing on an eye-opening natural topic
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The Little Book by Selden Edwards
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This is a dandy little epic. Prepare to become lost without signposts. It took the author 40 years to write and was worth every minute of the wait. Take time to savor this. ABSOLUTELY LIKE NOTHING ELSE I HAVE EVER READ> Kudos! Mr. Edwards! Kudos!
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Mink River by Brian  Doyle
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This book is so exceeding damned-well done. It sparks and sputters and stutters and shivers and smoothe slide glides. There is poetry or philosophy on every page. Well worth the purchase price....and in 25 years as a professional librarian, I have ne ...more
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The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles
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Iles brings Natchez to life with his pen. He'll twist you and turn you as he pleases, as well. A very talented author in this genre.
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The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles
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This book is enough to make you swear you will read nothing but international authors for the rest of the year. The writing is inventive and seamless. Many details are harrowing. you will smell the blood and wine and sweat of South America. And what ...more
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Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
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Trigiani is a clever writer. I appreciated the deft subtlety with which she created her highly believable characters. Her village is authentically drawn, too.
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett (Goodreads Author)
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Kathryn Stockett's southern dialogue and inflection in this novel never misses a beat. The plot is clever, the characters well-rounded and the wrap-up is satisfying. Take her journey...it's a nice way to spend the weekend.
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South of Broad by Pat Conroy
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There are writers, and there are authors and there are masters. Conroy has even exceeded his stride here. As deft with characterization and detail as Truman Capote.
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Morning, Noon, and Night by Judy Collins
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Judy's new book is a treasure for those seeking courage of almost any sort. Her "Prayer for the Creative Life" is worth the price of the book.
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Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Cleopatra's Daughter
by Michelle Moran (Goodreads Author)
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What a waste of timber! The plot in this "novel" is paper-thin and the dialogue is perfectly puerile. I am astounded that others have given this punishing volume fine ratings. The breadth of this subject would have been better left to more finely chi ...more
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