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Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
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I read this book at a turning point in my life. It really put things into perspective for me although it's not a self-help book. It's more of a philosophical story about a boy and his adventures in finding the true meaning of life, love, and fate.

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Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
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Thought provoking. Eastern philosophy laced with real life trials of a young man. One of those books that you can read again and again when you need direction or a reminder - What is life about?
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Homegrown Democrat by Garrison Keillor
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I loved this book. Dry humor, Midwestern nostalgia, and grassroots democracy at its finest.
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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant (Goodreads Author)
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Interesting historical accounts based in biblical times about the story of Joseph and Rachel. Really interesting to learn about ancient tribes, families, and the role of women.
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Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
recommended for: people interested in traveling, Beat Generation, and wit
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Great book. Very funny. I really enjoyed this introduction into the Beat Generation.
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Junky by William S. Burroughs
Junky
by William S. Burroughs
recommended for: people who are into Beat Generation writers
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I dug this book. It provided me with further insight into the daily lives of the "Beat Generation" poets, writers, and beatniks. Also provides detailed history on slang terminology from the 50s. Consistent with his other novels including drug use, ...more
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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Running with Scissors
by Augusten Burroughs (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anyone who wants a good laugh
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This book isn't for the faint at heart. If you are a homophobe, don't bother. If you had a screwed up childhood and thought it couldn't get any worse, this is a great read. I laughted until I cried. Very witty.
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anyone interested in different cultures, politics, history, and a great story
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One of the better books I've read in the last couple of years. Very moving, raw, and intense. I learned about the political upheaval in Afghanistan and the Afghani culture. It was interesting to follow the character from a war-torn country to life in ...more
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