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Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
"An intense, visceral novel. Arnett's writing is deeply evocative -- you can hear, smell, feel the muscle and blood in these pages. The story lightly touches on familiar themes, but manages to layer and twist them into something unique. "
Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
"this book was so incredibly good and not at all what i was expecting. there's family, beer, and dead animals which honestly who could ask for more? it's all so beautifully written it's impossible not to experience every moment of this book. "
Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
"Really enjoyed this bildungswoman about a nontraditional family in a small Florida town recovering from loss and death!

In my head, I had always envisioned the Great American Lesbian novel as being apart from the Great American White Trash novel. T..." Read more of this review »
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My Love Story by Tina Turner
My Love Story
by Tina Turner
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: CBS Sunday Morning
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Kennedy Center Recipient, 12-time Grammy Award winner singer Tina Turner shares her story in a conversational tone in the excellent My Love Story (pp. 260) with Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann. You many think you know Turner's story but most proba ...more
My Love Story by Tina Turner
"Certainly any fan of rock and roll knows the outlines of Tina’s famed life which evolves from unloved country cotton picker to sensational performer with Ike and the horrors of living with him as an abusive, coke-addled husband, her solo career. T..." Read more of this review »
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Hunting LeRoux by Elaine Shannon
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Time and Newsweek veteran correspondent, NY Times bestselling author Elaine Shannon shares the details of DEA capture of international criminal Paul LeRoux in Hunting LeRoux (pp. 351). This story is a bit all over the place and too long. The names of ...more
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Act of God by Jill Ciment
Act of God
by Jill Ciment (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: Book Page
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University of Florida Professor, Guggenheim fellowship recipient, Montreal born writer Jill Ciment is the type of author you'd enjoy having a drink with. Her novel Act of God, (pp. 179) immediately sets a standard. It's not the standard of a beach re ...more
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Don't Stop Believin' by Olivia Newton-John
Don't Stop Believin'
by Olivia Newton-John
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: the local library
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Australian raised singer, actress, co-founder of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center gives a cheery, light account of her life in Don't Stop Believin'. Anyone who has been observing or is a fan of John's career throughout the d ...more
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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: Bookpage, recent news headlines
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Multi-award winning journalist-including the Pulitzer Prize, French-American journalist for The Wall Street Journal John Carreyrou presents a riveting, well-researched and sharply written account of Theranos and it's founder Elizabeth Holmes in Bad B ...more
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Don't Stop Believin' by Olivia Newton-John
Don't Stop Believin'
by Olivia Newton-John
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: the local library
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Australian raised singer, actress, co-founder of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center gives a cheery, light account of her life in Don't Stop Believin'. Anyone who has been observing or is a fan of John's career throughout the d ...more
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