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Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Circling the Sun
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The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The Nest
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Goodreads Author)
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Lite. Easy reading. Engaging. Good stuff to ease the impact of global implosion.
The diversely dysfunctional Plumb family comes together and falls apart around the expectation of large sums of money going to individual members. D'Aprix Sweeney's famil
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Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
Before I Go to Sleep
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Two stars may be stretching it, but I did read the entire book... thinking it would build on the complexity it began with. It didn't. 'Before' had me in the early chapters, lost me in the middle, and annoyed me w/ the wrap. The ending was contrived, ...more
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
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Some Anne Tyler novels I like, some I don't. 'Accidental Tourist' is one of the former, 'Dinner' one of the latter.
Confession: I read the first few chapters. Then, I read the last chapter. Did I miss something in the middle? It's possible, but impro
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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Macdonald is a brainiac: uber well educated, a professional academic in a renown UK school. But 'Hawk' is her flight from the intellect and her descent into the sludge of grief. Macdonald's father has died and she comes apart, recognizing (sometimes) ...more
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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You knew about the Titanic from your history books and the flic, right? You thought you knew about the Lusitania, too? Nope. Eric Larson's 'Dead Wake' wraps your head around US and European WWI history as a non-fiction page turner. Did Churchill mani ...more
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I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor
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Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author)
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Either Cheryl Strayed speaks your language, kicks your assumptions in the ass, spotlights your shadows, or she doesn't. Your loss if the latter. Strayed shoots straight and hits the mark, and if your armor is thick, her arrow may draw emotional blood ...more
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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith
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Get on with it, McCall!
#16:
Precious is redundant, there is no plot, red herrings are painfully contrived, and characters have been wrung dry. McCall tediously uses, over uses, interior and verbal dialogue to hammer obvious moral issues. #16 is dull
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Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Brave Enough
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Hazrat Inayat Khan
“All that produces longing in the heart
deprives the heart of freedom.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Gayan: Notes from the Unstruck Music

Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

Paulo Coelho
“Writing is one of the most solitary activities in the world.”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

Abraham Verghese
“Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Marilyn Monroe
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

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