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reviewed The 19th Wife: A Novel. August 02, 2010
The 19th Wife: A Novel
I really enjoyed reading this book about the lives of Mormons affected by polygamy. The author switches back and forth between two compelling stories - one set in the 1800s and the start of Mormonism …
reviewed Nothing to Envy. July 21, 2010
Nothing to Envy
I was riveted reading this look at the lives of 6 defectors from North Korea. I had little knowledge of the history and current political situation in North Korea, so I found this narrative very …
The Housekeeper And The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The story is based on an intriguing premise - a man who can only remember the previous 80 minutes due to a brain injury. Every morning the professor meets his housekeeper again …
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posted a Quick Tip about Infidel (book). July 22, 2010
Amazing story of this woman's strength through incredible adversity.
posted a Quick Tip about The Sound And the Fury. July 22, 2010
The Sound And the Fury
Worth the challenge. My favorite Faulkner work, but it takes some work to get through it.
posted a Quick Tip about As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. July 22, 2010
As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text
The easiest Faulkner read, though not my favorite.
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment (book). July 22, 2010
Crime and Punishment
It's not a bad book, but I have so much trouble getting through any Russian novels.
posted a Quick Tip about Wuthering Heights. July 22, 2010
Wuthering Heights
This is my favorite Bronte book, edging out Jane Eyre.
posted a Quick Tip about Man of My Dreams. July 22, 2010
Man of My Dreams
I enjoyed Prep but was let down by her second novel.
posted a Quick Tip about Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel. July 22, 2010
Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel
Didn't live up to Martel's first book The Life of Pi.
posted a Quick Tip about The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get T.... July 21, 2010
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
A great book about how physicians can provide better care. Shows examples of other industries who learn from their errors and make checklists. An engaging read.
posted a Quick Tip about People of the Book: A Novel. July 21, 2010
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
Enjoyable novel that shows the history of an important Jewish text and the struggles of the people who have held it.
posted a Quick Tip about Olivia (book). July 21, 2010
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Can't beat the humorous story and cute pictures. Olivia is adventurous and stubborn and reminds me of my daughter.
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