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Old 09-14-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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Rumor of War, Phillip Caputo. Intense. You have to be in the mood to read it for sure.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Midge--
I ADORED Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil...pretty much my favorite book (and I read it way back when)..... so happy to see someone else discovering it and loving it too.
I remember also reading some books by Rick Bragg- in particular "All over but the Shoutin" which was wonderful (yes, set in the south) and he wrote some a few others that I read and enjoyed.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Debbie MacComber's "The Shop on Blossom Street"

This is the book I thought I was starting, when I started Gil McNeil's "The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club" -- so much for my attention to details!

So far, I am thinking I like the Beach Street book better, but it's really too soon to say.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Midge--
I ADORED Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil...pretty much my favorite book (and I read it way back when)..... so happy to see someone else discovering it and loving it too.
I remember also reading some books by Rick Bragg- in particular "All over but the Shoutin" which was wonderful (yes, set in the south) and he wrote some a few others that I read and enjoyed.
Yes! to the Garden of Good and Evil. Definitely agree.
And Yes! to All Over but the Shoutin'. What a FABULOUS book, by FAR my favorite of his "trilogy" (for lack of a better word). Midge, you'd love All Over but the Shoutin'. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't think it's a terrific (true) story.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just finished In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White. It's a memoir of a man who went to prison for a year, for a white-collar crime. The prison doubles as a colony for leprosy patients. I was leery about reading the book, but it turned out to be very good. The author formed some exquisite relationships, both with fellow inmates and with leprosy patients. He says that he didn't become a different person, but he knows the type of person he'd like to become. Very touching and highly recommended.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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dand and lookin you should read the book "Heading out to wonderful " by robert goolick and if you have not read his other one please do so as well it is titled "The Reliable Wife " that was an awesome book as well . You ladies should read these two books .
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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He says that he didn't become a different person, but he knows the type of person he'd like to become.
Sounds to me that he's found something in himself he didn't know was there, and doesn't yet have confidence in its manifesting into his external life. With an observation like that, I am guessing it will.

Glad you are back, Dawn.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am starting The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon.

It's a revisionist history and I really don't generally like that genre but the murder noir along with the Holocaust survivers' resettlement in Sitka, Alaska is just too fine to pass up. I like this author. He wrote The Wonder Boys which is a true delight.

Chabon's plots are always excellent but the real genius of the author is his verbiage between characters. This fellow is an exceptional writer. Let me see if I can come up with some more adjectives for him. Well.....he's cute and anyone with the name of "Chabon" has to be a cool person, right.....although "Chagall" would be even better but then the reader would expect colorful paintings in the books.

I'll get back to y'all on this.......
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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None of my library holds were ready for me (ha! after all that "worry") so I just started one of the many, many, many unread books on my Kindle: People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry. So many of you have talked well of it, so here I go...
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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"Now is the Time to Open your Heart" by Alice Walker. This is the first book by her I have read. I'm only into about chapter 3 or 4 so I can't really say if I like it. So far it's OK.
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