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Books Read 2012
List created by Kate L. (katethegreat) on Jan 2, 2012
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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Summer by Edith Wharton
Summer, Edith Wharton wrote to Gaillard Lapsley, "is known to its author and her familars as the Hot Ethan." One of the first American novels to deal frankly with a young woman's sexual awakening, it was a publishing sensation when it appeared in 1917, praised by Joseph Conrad, Howard Sturgis,...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe as been buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe's family and friends accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a drunkard. Everyone, in fact, seems to believe this except a young...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life by Dara Torres &a...
From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
I, Richard by Elizabeth George
Hailed by The New York Times as “a master of the British mystery,” award-winning author Elizabeth George is one of our most distinguished writers, cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons,...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
What Every American Should Know About Women's History: 200 Events That Shaped Our Des...
While women have made dramatic progress in their struggle for equality in American society, the key episodes and personalities of this historic movement have too often gone unrecognized or faded into obscurity. What Every American Should Know About Women's History features 200 landmark events,...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
A Place of Hiding by Elizabeth George
An isolated beach on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel is the scene of the murder of Guy Brouard, one of Guernsey’s wealthiest inhabitants and its main benefactor. Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died: a museum in...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art by Matthew Hart
Famous paintings. A notorious thief. Cunning cops. And a troubled Irish history. In the annals of fine art theft, no case has matched—for sheer criminal panache—the heist at Russborough in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a brazen Dublin gangster...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
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Kate L. (katethegreat)
American Appetites (Perennial Fiction Library) by Joyce Carol Oates
Starring: Keith Carradine, Alastair Duncan, Anna Gunn, Dan Lauria, Jean Louisa Kelly, Liza Weil, and Tegan West Adapted for radio by Nick Olcott Full-Cast production. The complete play on 1 Cassette (88 Minutes) L.A. Theatre Works' excluse dramatization of Joyce Carol Oates' best-selling novel...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
A clairvoyant girl enthralled by the mysterious beauty of butterflies marries the son of Congo missionaries, and the newlyweds set up a roadside zoo.

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner's richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journay of new motherhood. Becky is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderfull husband and baby girl, a...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends an...
In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free?s George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Helen Keller : A Life by Dorothy Herrmann
Helen Keller couldn't hear, couldn't see, and, at first, couldn't speak. Three decades after her death in 1968, she has become a symbol of the indomitable human spirit, and she remains a legendary figure. With her zest for life and learning--and her strength and courage--she was able to...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job a million girls would die for. Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Misfortune by Wesley Stace
A rich, outrageous, Dickensian novel in the comic tradition of The Crimson Petal and the White about a boy raised as a girl in the richest home in 19th century England. Lord Geoffroy Loveall arrives home one fateful morning with a most unusual package--he’s found an abandoned baby, whom he...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine: A Biography by John T. Spike
Truly in a class of its own, Young Michelangelo is the most definitive and eye-opening study of the artist's early life to come along in a generation.   In this compelling account, renowned art historian John Spike paints a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest artists and the...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
A lively and surprising novel about a Japanese woman with a closely guarded secret, the American daughter who strives to live up to her mother's standards, and the rejuvenating power of forgiveness. How to Be an American Housewife is a novel about mothers and daughters, and the pull of...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois (Edito...
Gardner Dozois, science fiction's foremost editor, consistently selects the field's best work each year with this showcase anthology. This 1998 year's collection presents sterling work from veterans and newcomers alike, including Stephen Baxter, Alan Brennert, Carolyn Ives Gilman,...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
In her latest novel, Wolitzer takes a close look at the opt out generation: her cast of primary characters have all abandoned promising careers (in art, law and academia) in favor of full-time motherhood. When their children were babies, that decision was defensible to themselves and others; 10...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
With No One As Witness (Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers Novels) by Elizabeth George
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley takes on the case of his career. When it comes to spellbinding suspense and page-turning excitement, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George always delivers. As the Wall Street Journal raves, "Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare." In With No...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
If you're looking for quotes from newspapers and magazines, NPR, book reviews, endorsements from thousands of readers and bloggers, google Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and just see for yourself how people everywhere are responding to this book.In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Private Patient (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 14) by P. D. James
Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 13) by A...
In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled. Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2) by Suzanne Collins
Fresh from their improbable victory in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta get to enjoy the spoils only briefly before they must partake in a Capitol-sponsored victory tour. But trouble is brewing— -- President Snow tells Katniss directly he won't stand for being outsmarted, and...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Bk 3) by Suzanne Collins
MY NAME IS KATNISS EYERDEEN. WHY AM I NOT DEAD? I SHOULD BE DEAD. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
What Came Before He Shot Her (Inspector Lynley, Bk 14) by Elizabeth George
A kind and well-loved woman was brutally and inexplicably murdered - the pregnant wife of a respected police inspector - and her death has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Perhaps most horrifying of all, the trigger of the weapon that killed her was apparently pulled by a...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's by Lauren Kessler
One journalist's riveting—and surprisingly hopeful—in-the-trenches look at Alzheimer's, the disease that claimed her mother's life Like many loved ones of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler was devastated by the ravaging disease that seemed to turn her mother into another person...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship, acquaintances instead of friends, and a family she’s ashamed to invite to Parents’ Weekend. With the income she’ll receive from donating her “pedigree” eggs, she believes she can save her father from...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer
Robert J. Sawyer’s award-winning science fiction has garnered both popular and critical acclaim. The New York Times called Frameshift “filled to bursting with ideas, characters, and incidents.” His novels are fixtures on the Hugo and Nebula ballots. Now, his award-winning...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 6) by Joanne Fluke
When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion -- and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah Swensen leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook. The recently...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
"Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent, and emotionally generous all at once." (The New York Times Book Review) How to Be Good is a story for our times-a humorous but uncompromising look at what it takes, in this day and age, to have the courage of our convictions. In his third...  more

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
How the West Was Won by Louis L'Amour
Louis L'Amour's great epic of human courage and endurance, his brave saga of the men and women who pushed relentlessly forward--despite the uncertainties of nature, the wrath of savage enemies, countless dangers and cruel death--to win the wide, shining lands of the rich and untamed West!

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Kate L. (katethegreat)
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second;...  more

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