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Being Esther

Being Esther by Miriam Karmel Fiction suggested by Barbara In spare, unsentimental prose, one of literature’s finest portraits of the last months of a woman’s life. Sad and amusing, unpretentious and ambitious, Karmel’s prose brings understanding and tremendous empathy to the character of Esther Lustig, a woman who readers will recognize and embrace. Born to […]

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Bringing Up Bébé

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman Non-fiction suggested by Romie Journalist and new mother notices that French children sleep through the night by three months, eat braised leeks, play by themselves while their parents sip coffee, yet are still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How? Find […]

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Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel by Fredrik Backman Fiction suggested by Verna The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry “returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these […]

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Butterfly Mosque

Butterfly Mosque by Willow Wilson Non-fiction from Terry US girl goes to Egypt to learn about Islam

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Canada

Canada by Richard Ford Fiction from Barbara Parents’ imprisonment means uncertain future for teen, family friend spirits him to Canada, Dell is taken in by an enigmatic & charismatic American

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The Common Good

The Common Good by Robert Reich Non-fiction suggested by Janet “From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations, a passionate, clear-eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics. “With the warmth and lucidity that have made him one […]

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Cradle of Gold

Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu by Christopher Heaney Non-fiction from Nancy Yale historian Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu in early 1900’s. made Machu Picchu famous,his dispatches from the jungle cast him as an Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site […]

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Crashing Through

Crashing Through by Robert Kurson Non-fiction suggested by Janice From Amazon — “Blinded in a childhood accident, Mike May never hesitated to try anything—driving a motorcycle, hiking alone in the woods, downhill skiing—until the day, when he was 46, an ophthalmologist told him a new stem-cell and cornea transplant could restore his vision. May, always […]

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Crazy Like Us

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Waters Non-fiction from Patti American psychiatric diagnoses applied to other cultures, even where inappropriate. DSM imposed on the world.

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Cutting Back

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck Non-fiction suggested by Janet from Amazon – At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping […]