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The Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist
Author: Anne Tyler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/11/2006


Loved this book, even better than the movie.


Americans (Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 8)
Americans (Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 8)
Author: John Jakes
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/7/2006


Eighth book in the bicentennial series follows the Kent family into the 20th century.


Call Me Anna : The Autobiography of Patty Duke
Call Me Anna : The Autobiography of Patty Duke
Author: Patty Duke
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/14/2006


This book was interesting, particularly about her troubles with bi-polar disease and her disfunctional childhood. It's amazing anyone can come out the other side with any sense of self and normalcy.


Candle in the Wind
Candle in the Wind
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 9/26/2006


This play is yet another testimony to Solzhenitsyn's faith in the human spirit and his deep concern for mankind. It deas with a great moral question; the obligation of the individual to defend himself and others against the forces of government and technology. (from the back cover)


Clover : The Tragic Love Story of Clover and Henry Adams and Their Brilliant Life in America's Gilded Age
Review Date: 4/20/2006


This book sucked. I read the first hundred pages and then gave up. the author may be a historian but he doesn't write to keep you interested. He gets bogged down into the minutiae of the family tree. The title character evidently commits suicide. If I knew this book would be a testament to my life, I think i would too.


The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/11/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Loved this book. Hate to give it up, but have to make room for all my new books. You just cheer for Celie all through it.


A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/23/2007


Loved this book. The story about the poor little iguana broke my heart.


Coroner at Large
Coroner at Large
Author: Thomas Noguchi
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/31/2007


To paraphrase Mark Twain, "There are lies, damn lies and forensics" and this book proves it. Dr. Noguchi states his opinions on the deaths of everybody from Napoleon to Elvis. An interesting read.


The Furies
The Furies
Author: John Jakes
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 9/7/2006


Fourth book in the bicentennial series.


Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler, Bk 1)
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler, Bk 1)
Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/20/2005


A nice English type mystery


The Haj
The Haj
Author: Leon Uris
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/11/2006


This book explains why the disputes in the Middle East will never be resolved.


Hill Country Harvest
Hill Country Harvest
Author: Hal Borland
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/4/2006


A series of essays on a year in the Berkshires in Connecticut. Similar to A Sand County Almanac. He emphasizes most of the things people overlook in their busy lives, such as how many flower petals are on a flower head of Queen Anne's Lace.


In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2006


Truman Capote's narrative of the slaying of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and the subsequent trial and execution of the murderers. Very good.


Lawless (Kent Family, Bk 7)
Lawless (Kent Family, Bk 7)
Author: John Jakes
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/7/2006


The seventh book in the bicentennial series. Continues the Kent family saga thriugh the westward expansion.


Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 7)
Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 7)
Author: John Sandford
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/14/2006


Yet another good entry in the "Prey" series.


Remains Silent (Manny Manfreda, Bk 1)
Remains Silent (Manny Manfreda, Bk 1)
Author: Linda Kenney, Michael Baden
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/16/2007
Helpful Score: 1


The science was good, but the character development was lacking. It relied too much on product placement to determine character, as if the fact you wear Prada shoes says all you need to know about the character.


Rivington Street
Rivington Street
Author: Meredith Tax
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/26/2006


A novel about four Jewish women and the spectrum of Jewish life in New York, from the infamous triangle factory and the low bowery dives to the dazzling spendor of Berliners Department Store on Fifth Avenue. It is also about America in the years before WWI, about suffrage and labor- the two great movements that were sweeping the country- and about the people who were involved in them.


Running with Scissors : A Memoir
Running with Scissors : A Memoir
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/23/2007
Helpful Score: 2


It is hard to believe someone can come out of this harrowing childhood and come out even marginally functional, let alone successful is a miracle. It just proves how resilient children can be.


The Seekers
The Seekers
Author: John Jakes
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 9/7/2006


Third book in the bicentennial series deals with the drive west.


Sick Puppy
Sick Puppy
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/27/2007


Loved it, from the eccentric characters to the completely clueless dog.


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