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Old 07-15-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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I just found a book in the laundry room of my apartment complex (on the give away table). It looked intriguing so I picked it up to read tomorrow.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

Has anyone here read it?
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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"Sizzling Sixteen" by Janet Evanovich. It's been awhile since I read one of her books, so I'm having a blast getting back into Stephanie Plum's life. I'd forgotten how funny these books are
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I've read a lot of Quindlen's columns in the NYT and Newsweek. She is a very savvy woman. I have not read any of her fiction, though. I'm going to give this one a try. Thanks for post.
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I've read a couple novels by Anna Quindlen -- not in recent years, however -- and one of them has stuck with me since it came out in the mid-1990s. It was made into a movie, I believe, a number of years later.

Kebatcha, if you're going to read one, read this one: One True Thing. It was outstanding back then... and I'm sure it still is.

ETA: Mentioning One True Thing reminded me of another book that has stuck with me all these years: Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg. Two very, very moving books.
I recently read Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen, also a good read.

EDIT: LOL, just read JTur's opinion. I can see what he means about the first couple of chapters, which sort of sets one side of the scene. The story is told from the POV of the sister of a well-known television personality who mingles with the wealthy society of NYC. The sister is a social worker in the ghetto and sees an entirely different side of life, and a major tragedy occurs in the family during the course of the story when the two worlds collide.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I recently read Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen, also a good read.

EDIT: LOL, just read JTur's opinion. I can see what he means about the first couple of chapters, which sort of sets one side of the scene. The story is told from the POV of the sister of a well-known television personality who mingles with the wealthy society of NYC. The sister is a social worker in the ghetto and sees an entirely different side of life, and a major tragedy occurs in the family during the course of the story when the two worlds collide.
I read Rise and Shine several years ago, and I liked it...a lot. I love-love-love Anna Quindlen's writing style.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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just read: Bloodlands, Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder

great book

currently: William Trevor : Selected Stories
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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I decided to read a bit of real life drama so I read the 3 volume report on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. It was quite interesting....

Volume 1 of Special Investigation into CRCT Cheating at APS: Overview, Interviews, School summaries *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/volume-1volume-1-of-special-1000798.html - broken link)
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I decided to read a bit of real life drama so I read the 3 volume report on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. It was quite interesting....

Volume 1 of Special Investigation into CRCT Cheating at APS: Overview, Interviews, School summaries *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/volume-1volume-1-of-special-1000798.html - broken link)
Good grief! It's horrible but interesting.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Default Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses"

I just finished this delightful book, and I am definitely now a fan of this artistic author. I was first captured by the narrating character with whom I share so many foibles, but it is her older, "yin-eyed" sister that captured my imagination and heart. Together the two wove a series of stories into the fabric of a world I've never experienced and most likely will never have the chance to know first hand.

I can recommend this book to anyone.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I just finished this delightful book, and I am definitely now a fan of this artistic author. I was first captured by the narrating character with whom I share so many foibles, but it is her older, "yin-eyed" sister that captured my imagination and heart. Together the two wove a series of stories into the fabric of a world I've never experienced and most likely will never have the chance to know first hand.

I can recommend this book to anyone.
If you really liked that one , You should read "Saving fish from drowning "it is fantastic and I really loved it .
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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Default Great Non Fiction Book

I am currently reading Focus on Healing by Jennifer Barraclough. I am a fan of alternative medicine and this is one of the best books I have read about how holistic healing works. It is written by a doctor and is very clear and concise. More info is here: Bach Flower Remedy Consultations, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland - Registered Practitioner
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