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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
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reviewed: Going Rogue: An American Life
Ghost written, self-serving, revisionist history.
Going Rogue: An American Life - Sarah Palin
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reviewed: The Big Enchilada
Very interesting personable writing style. However the content is not a surprisingly one sided and highly bias account of the...
The Big Enchilada: Campaign Adventures with the Cockeyed Optimists from Texas Who Won the Biggest Prize in Politics - Stuart Stevens
reviewed: Pashazade
Great series Must read again
Pashazade - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
reviewed: My Life in the Maine Woods-A Game Warden's Wife in the Allagash Country
A unique look into the life of a self-sufficient woman before women were liberated. Maine history presented in a wonderful fa...
My Life in the Maine Woods: A Game Warden's Wife in the Allagash Country - Annette Jackson
reviewed: Composing a Life
I read this 15 years ago and felt it timely as I was looking for a successful woman to look up to. Her writing shows empathy ...
Composing a Life - Mary Catherine Bateson
reviewed: Annapolis
A great historical novel that cuts back and forth to the present tying in multiple generations of one family from the start o...
Annapolis - William Martin
reviewed: Iron and Silk
Recommended to me by a friend who speaks Mandarin and worked in China for a few years. The book is a little dated now but off...
Iron and Silk - Mark Salzman
reviewed: Bridge to Terabithia
This is the Everybody Reads book for this area. I was very disappointed as I had heard so many good reviews. The book is terr...
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
reviewed: The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
An interesting book but a little dated. It has a new introduction and epilogue but the contact is really stuck in time. A wom...
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships - Harriet Lerner
reviewed: 21 Dog Years : Doing Time @ Amazon.com
I first saw Mike Daisey in 2005 at the Portland Center Stage performing 21 Dog Years, or Doing Time @ Amazon.com as a one man...
21 Dog Years : Doing Time @ Amazon.com - Mike Daisey
reviewed: Felaheen
Great series Must read again
Felaheen - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
reviewed: Great Fire: A Novel
Tedious, stilted, dated. Oh, and an unseemly Lolita plot.
The Great Fire - Shirley Hazzard
reviewed: Effendi
Great series Must read again
Effendi - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
reviewed: The Work of Wolves
A smart book about horses and how they bring three different cultures together. (Rural white, Native American, and European)....
The Work of Wolves - Kent Meyers
reviewed: Oryx and Crake
Overrated, started out with an interesting premise and veered off into drivel. The ending was just painful.
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
reviewed: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
A huge reference, great for its time but it needs updating.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats - Sally Fallon
reviewed: The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
I watched the movie so knew the end yet the book was still gripping. Written with an insiders eye for detail. I felt I unders...
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea - Sebastian Junger
reviewed: The Blue Last
Interesting mystery set in England. Did not like the cliff hanger ending as I really did not want to read another of her book...
The Blue Last - Martha Grimes
reviewed: Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Catnip for a political junkie. Political sausage making in all it unglory with a fly on the wall perspective. Could not put ...
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime - John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
reviewed: Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex
An entertaining snarky take on Darwin et all.
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex - Olivia Judson
reviewed: End of the World Blues
Amazingly original
End of the World Blues - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
reviewed: The Kite Runner
The first 3/4 of the book were outstanding. I was totally transported to a different place and time. The final 1/4 was not as...
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini