Judy D. (JDT) - Reviews

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84, Charing Cross Road
84, Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 7/24/2009


one of my all-time favorites
The restraint, growing connection, both humor and sadness in this exchange of letters - a wonderful read!


84, Charing Cross Road
84, Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 91
Review Date: 7/30/2005


a small jewel of restraint, intelligence, humor, caring in a 20 year correspondence.


An Altogether New Book of Top Ten Lists from Late Night with David Letterman
Review Date: 11/30/2005


1991 edition - so some seem dated, but most are timeless, rude, tasteless, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny!


Always in My Heart
Always in My Heart
Author: Catherine Anderson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 154
Review Date: 7/2/2005
Helpful Score: 1


romantic, heartwarming, second chance for love

(and who can resist a cut-out cover!


The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking
Review Date: 5/12/2007


A classic best-seller on positive attitudes increasing success and joy in life.
This follow-up to The Power of Positive Thinking focuses on people's stories and experiences.


America on Six Rubles a Day  or  How to Become a Capitalist Pig
America on Six Rubles a Day or How to Become a Capitalist Pig
Author: Yakov Smirnoff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 9/8/2005


Written almost 20 years ago, the experiences of Russians (and shared by most immigrants!) adapting to this complex country are timeless, and told with great humor!
An enjoyable quick read.


Angels (Walsh Family, Bk 3)
Angels (Walsh Family, Bk 3)
Author: Marian Keyes
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 372
Review Date: 6/26/2005


a comedy of love and friendship - Maggie's normal world crumbles when she finds her husband is having an affair - and she loses a great job! A trip to visit her best friend in Los Angeles brings laughs and hope.


As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 34
Review Date: 7/29/2005
Helpful Score: 2


A good intro to Faulkner's writing. A disturbing, sometimes darkly humorous account of a family's struggle to properly bury thier mother.


Autobiography of a Face
Autobiography of a Face
Author: Lucy Grealy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 55
Review Date: 7/17/2005


A story of both pain and resilience experienced by the author - dealing with the pain of feeling ugly, peer rejection, wanting to be accepted and perfect - as a result of a disfiguring cancer.


Bastard Out of Carolina
Bastard Out of Carolina
Author: Dorothy Allison
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 358
Review Date: 6/20/2005
Helpful Score: 2


Gritty, wonderful story set in South Carolina - told by Ruth Anne, a child.


A Bell for Adano
A Bell for Adano
Author: John Hersey
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 12/16/2006


Pulitzer prize winning novel set in Italy during World War II


Beloved
Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 238
Review Date: 7/2/2005
Helpful Score: 1


Powerful, mesmerizing story of a proud, struggling, mystical wowman/family escaping from a heritage of slavery

Pulitzer Prize for fiction


A Bend in the River (Vintage International)
A Bend in the River (Vintage International)
Author: V.S. Naipaul
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 8/31/2005


Story of a man uprooted from his home in India who comes to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great reiver in a newly independent African nation.
Conflict between the allure of the modern world and the hold of tradition.
A classic


Big Russ and Me: Father and Son--Lessons of Life
Big Russ and Me: Father and Son--Lessons of Life
Author: Tim Russert
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 36
Review Date: 8/24/2006


heart-warming read


Bitter Grounds
Bitter Grounds
Author: Sandra Benitez
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 10/17/2005


Three generations of workers and coffee plantation owners - through the oftentimes discouraging politics, uprisings, poverty, family tragedies in El Salvador. Beautifully written.


The Body in the Snowdrift (Faith Fairchild, Bk 15)
The Body in the Snowdrift (Faith Fairchild, Bk 15)
Author: Katherine Hall Page
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 6/20/2005


Advance copy/ uncorrected proof of this new mystery from an Agatha Award-winning author.
Paperback


A Border Passage : From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey
A Border Passage : From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey
Author: Leila Ahmed
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 12/16/2005


Well-written, eye-opening account of the author's wonderful life as a child as an Islamic woman in Egypt, her pull to more freedom and education, her conflicted feelings coming to terms with women's issues in America.
Still thinking about this one!


Breath, Eyes, Memory
Breath, Eyes, Memory
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 255
Review Date: 9/9/2006


powerful novel set in Haiti, focused on the strong women, the wonder, terror and heartache of Haiti.


Cane River
Cane River
Author: Lalita Tademy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 134
Review Date: 7/29/2005


I've heard all good things about this amazing story of 4 generations of women on a Creole plantation.


Cavedweller
Cavedweller
Author: Dorothy Allison
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 7/8/2005


* a bend in the front cover - but a nice large-size, trade paperback.


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