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A visit with friends

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Évalué le: 2020-04-27

At this point, I've been reading the Outlander series for 24 years. My daughter is named "Claire", after the strong, intelligent, capable, and loving Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. This most recent book includes brushes with fame (Washington & Nathaniel Greene), historic turning points (The Battle of Monmouth), and a poignant but brief reunion. The last paragraph will entirely explain why readers constantly ask Diana Gabaldon when book 9 will be published.

An apocalypse without Zombies

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Évalué le: 2019-12-15

How does the world react to a true pandemic? What happens to the people who remain? How does infrastructure collapse and how do people rebuild? Would you survive?

Engaging story

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Évalué le: 2019-12-03

Short enough to listen to on a long commute or a quick road trip.

Incredible story of resilience and achievement.

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Évalué le: 2019-11-23

Trigger Warning: this memoir includes details of emotional and physical abuse, and descriptions of severe injuries that were caused by neglect.

I bought this book as a daily deal and it sat on my virtual shelf for a while. it wouldn't have if I'd known what was waiting.
This is a moving memoir that doesn't flinch from the grisly details of an abusive childhood, the impact of her father's mental illness, or her struggle to become educated.
Highly recommended.

A challenging but rewarding experience

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Évalué le: 2019-09-02

I was transported to India. To a time and place I've never considered. Utterly out of context and struggling to build meaning. So unusual. But oh my heart...the beauty of this prose! Allusion, simile, metaphor like a chanted, haunting refrain, lending structure and import to memory.

Not for the faint of heart or those reluctance to struggle for understanding, The God of Small Things will remain with you for a very long time.

A nice story, if a little predictable.

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Évalué le: 2019-08-05

I enjoyed the story despite feeling a bit like Ms Robert's phoned this one in. My favourite parts were the interactions between Griff and Callie.

Beautifully written, warmly narrated, insightful.

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Évalué le: 2019-07-03

This book is so very much better than I remember the movie being. Or, I am so much more ready for these words. Or, when the time is right, the message will be heard.

Fascinating biography of a woman centuries ahead

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Évalué le: 2019-06-12

Centuries ahead of her time. Eliza Lucas Pinckney brought indigo dye production to South Carolina. This is a fascinating look at the life and mind of a woman who at 16 years old, took over the running of 3 plantations. Amazing woman! Excellent storytelling. Lovely narration.

Fantastic Book!

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Évalué le: 2019-05-05

I could not put this book down. not only that, it inspired me to read more about Everest, learn about Everest, look at pictures and videos about Everest. It opened up a new world to me.

Well written. Well paced. Beautifully narrated by the author.

into the heart of the dragon.

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Évalué le: 2019-04-19

Nora Roberts has a talent for putting you in the middle of the action. I don't know how a real smoke jumper would feel, but to a person who can't imagine jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, much less into the middle of a raging fire, this story feels real. I will certainly think about the real smoke jumpers this fire season.