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Haiti Will Not Perish by Michael Deibert
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
"Three and a half stars for me, but four stars for the intended YA audience. Finding your voice, claiming your identity, Self advocacy, working for change, loving yourself, perseverance...all apt themes for teenagers and the rest of us too."
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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
"A juicy character-driven tale about the consequences of one secret on the lives of three women.

I really found the narration of this book captivating and adored the Australian accent. The secret is revealed about midway through the book, so the fi..." Read more of this review »
Steve Goodman by Clay Eals
"Another example where I know a few of the musician’s songs but the book intrigued me to the end. This heavy and massive book includes every wisp of a tangential detail to tell the story of Steve Goodman, a baseball-loving singer-songwriter from Ch..." Read more of this review »
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Elizabeth of York by Alison Weir
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I was glad to learn more about Elizabeth of York, the mother of Henry VIII. Her piece of the Tudor story is filled with drama, intrigue and sorrow as well as some joy. I did find the second half of the book somewhat overloaded with details gleaned fr ...more
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Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin
Love, Penelope
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Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
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Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler
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I just couldn't warm up to this book. It is an interesting read in terms of what was helpful and not helpful to her in dealing with her illness. But I could not figure out what message she was trying to send about her diminishing belief in the prospe ...more
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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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I grew up less than 10 miles from James Garfield's home in Mentor, OH but I never visited the historic site nor did I know anything about Garfield's short presidency. The author has given us another fine book that illuminates a lesser known historica ...more
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The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
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Cholera devastates a London neighborhood in 1854. Two tenacious men figure out the cause, years before the cholera virus was understood by the medical establishment. This detective story was fascinating. I also really appreciated the thoughtful epilo ...more
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Howard Zinn
“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
Howard Zinn

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
“Not only must the most privileged feel they are brothers and sisters of the most destitute, but the most destitute must feel as well that something within them makes them equal to the greatest sages and geniuses.”
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
“Strive each day to make your life purer, richer, and more luminous. You will subtly and imperceptibly lead all of creation heavenward.”
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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