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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
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Insightful and well-written. I learned a lot about Obamas search for identity and community. The book started out strong and kept me engaged until almost the end. But at times, Obama digresses so much with his musings that you forget what was happeni ...more
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The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
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Hilarious! A great book for anyone who is interested in development work. I laughed out loud reading it.
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The Farm on the River of Emeralds by Moritz Thomsen
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A very interesting history of the province of Esmeraldas that I don't think you can find elsewhere. But, still a depressing read. Don't think I would have read the book if I didnt live in Ecuador. ...more
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The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
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A gripping portrait of Mexican migrants tragically dying on their way to the United States. Urrea doesn't hide his bias, but does a great job of describing both sides of the immigration debate--i.e., the US & Mexico. The portrayal of the Border P ...more
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A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
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A very depressing read at first, but then the book surprises you by inviting another narrator to speak. This book is a good reminder of how easily we can get wrapped up in life's day to day travails & not realize that we are not doing well/are un ...more
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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
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A good book for reflecting upon life and how we choose to live it. Not the most amazing storyteller, but enjoyable. I learned the importance of being not knowing as well as not trying too hard. Always a good things to refresh the mind
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The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
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I love this series! Precious Ramotswe has so many wonderful insights & even gets married after a very long engagement. I connect with these books in so many ways especially the small details and insights about life in the developing world.
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If I Am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus
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A compelling story that lacked closure. Good writing, but no integration of the memoir and its consequences for readers. I was especially appalled by the interview with the author at the end of the book where she denied that body image is related to ...more
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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
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Toni Morrison's first novel is a painful portrait of what it is to grow up as a black girl in 1940s Ohio. In her afterward Morrison says that she tried to describe racial self-loathing at a time when people were able to take pride in their racial her ...more
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