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Pok Pok: Recipes and Stories from the Pok Pok Restaurants, Thailand, and Elsewhere
Andy Ricker, J.J. Goode, David Thompson
Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
Eric Simons
Madame Bovary
Mark Overstall, Malcolm Bowie, Margaret Mauldon, Gustave Flaubert
Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches
Jennifer Fiedler, Stephen Valand, Erica Shea
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
Deepak Chopra
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking
The Collected John Carter of Mars: A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #1-3)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
Frances FitzGerald
The Lovelace Medical Center: Pioneer in American health care
Jake W Spidle
California's Napa Valley: One Hundred Sixty Years of Wine Making
William Hientz, William F. Heintz

The Work of Wolves

The Work of Wolves - Kent Meyers A smart book about horses and how they bring three different cultures together. (Rural white, Native American, and European). A horse whisperer, a German "Lakota Sioux want to be" and a troubled and melancholy Indian are the main characters. The weakest character is the flatly written female protagonist. The author falls back on the "woman in peril" theme and could have done more. The characters are multi faceted and we hear their inner thoughts and are compelled to feel deeply about them. Emotionally intense, the narrative drew me into the multi-generational conflict set on the Rez. in South Dakota. The characters are presented with depth, empathy and charity. The story takes off on unexpected tangents, which mostly work except for the trip to Germany. The ending was disturbing and did not settle for a neatly wrapped up cliché. The book shows how everyone in a small town is linked to one another whether they want to be or even know it. I recommend the book but am not sure I will read the author's other books.