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Energy and Civilization by Vaclav Smil
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Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
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This is a painful read as the French Revolution is not a pretty time in history. The story of her life is quite fascinating. A reminder that this current ugly time in history is not at all unique....sigh...
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In Full Flight by John Heminway
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This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by s ...more
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The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran
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Lots of fun. The author used to write for All in the Family and his sense of humor comes through. Good to have a light feel good read once in a while, especially in today's crazy world
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
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The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
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It took me a while to get into the groove reading this book. The chapters are very short and I found I read it in short chapter segments. However, the research on how trees live, their amazing adaptations for survival, particularly their communal wor ...more
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The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
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It took me a while to get into the groove reading this book. The chapters are very short and I found I read it in short chapter segments. However, the research on how trees live, their amazing adaptations for survival, particularly their communal wor ...more
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Under the Lights and in the Dark by Gwendolyn Oxenham
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I am not a big spectator sport fan nor do I have any experience playing team sports so when my book group full of Thorn fans chose this book, I was not excited. However, I ended up finding the stories of these women very moving.
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Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton
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This is a little dated but grapples with some interesting themes of aging, life's purpose, and what makes life worth living.
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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Refugees
by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Goodreads Author)
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He is such a great writer. This is a set of short stories he wrote before he wrote his novel, The Sympathizer. You can tell he tapped into these stories in writing the novel. I found each of the stories thoughtful and thought provoking. It is a quick ...more
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