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Subject: Jesus Land
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 6:31 PM ET
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This was so good.  It's the kind of story you just keep thinking about after you're done reading.  I looked up the author's websites and she has pictures of her and David growing up.  What a great memoir!  What are your thoughts, for those of you who have read it?

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 7:32 PM ET
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Looks interesting!  I added it to my wishlist.

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 10:45 PM ET
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I'm glad you liked it, Jenny.  It's in my huge TBR.  Maybe I'll move it higher up the list.  Thanks for the review.

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 11:22 PM ET
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I read it and really liked it.  It was one I checked out of the library, knowing nothing about it and not really knowing what to expect.  It keeps your interest throughout but I must say it was sad and disturbing.

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 11:00 AM ET
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i got a $25 gift card to B&N last month.  i was in heaven!!!!  i bought jesus land (and a few others) with it.  havent read it yet, but it is up there on my list to read! 

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 5:58 PM ET
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I really liked it.  It's one of those "point of no return books"   - after you get so far, you just stay up unil you finish it.

In the same thread as  The Glass Castle

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 6:06 PM ET
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I also liked it very much. It was certainly a disturbing story, but one that stuck with me for a long time afterward.

Dawn

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 6:36 PM ET
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it's on my wishlist!!

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 10:15 AM ET
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I haven't read it yet, but I am planning to.

Just an FYI, this book is available used on amazon.com for less than three dollars(not including shipping). Those of you who are impatient could get a copy fairly cheaply  there.

 

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 1:55 AM ET
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It's been in my pile for a long long time....hopefully I can find it and read it!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/29/2007 3:38 AM ET
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It broke my heart, literally.  This book stayed with me for so long, and affected me greatly.  It made me sick, made me hate humanity.  What people will do in the name of religion is unfathomable.    It's probably one of the most difficult books to get through that I have ever read, but I couldn't stop.

 

Date Posted: 7/31/2007 5:13 PM ET
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It was posted to me today!!!! Although after reading L's review on here and on the book page itself I am a bit scared. :P

ETA: Your little boy, L, is adorable BTW



Last Edited on: 7/31/07 5:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/31/2007 7:35 PM ET
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It's definitely crazy and heartbreaking, and if you in any way can relate to it in a personal way, it would be difficult. But it's a good book!!
L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/31/2007 8:53 PM ET
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Thanks, Megan. :)  It's a really good book, but it literally made me heart sick.  I can't, in good conscience, call those people "parents".