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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
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Every Eye
Isobel English
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate
Wendy Moore
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present
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reviewed: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us - Michael Moss
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reviewed: Still Life With Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy
Read this for my continuing ed class...beautiful writing! It gave me a new perspective on still lifes, something I had never ...
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy - Mark Doty
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reviewed: Death Comes to Pemberley
Mostly a fun, quick read, but I lost interest near the end.
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reviewed: The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
This book covers reproductive rights throughout the world and covers very, very complicated issues related to it: the problem...
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World - Michelle Goldberg
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reviewed: The Forgotten Garden
What an enjoyable read! The chapters shift between several different time periods, which was a bit hard to follow at first. B...
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
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reviewed: THE TURN OF THE SCREW (PENGUIN POPULAR CLASSICS)
I had a hard time with the language on this one...tough to follow. And I was continually frustrated with the governness in re...
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
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reviewed: The American Heiress
Overall, a fairly forgettable book. The characters were unsympathetic and not very likable - I thought Ivo as the male lead w...
The American Heiress - Daisy Goodwin
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reviewed: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
I had a hard time with this book...I spend the first part of the book trying to figure out what was going on. Then there were...
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, A Novel - David Mitchell
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reviewed: Penhallow
I'm so annoyed with this book I can barely write a review!!!This book is by Georgette Heyer, the "Queen of Mystery and Suspen...
Penhallow - Georgette Heyer
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reviewed: I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Funny overall...the story about The Oregon Trail deserves 5 stars!
I Was Told There'd Be Cake - Sloane Crosley
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reviewed: Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony
Overall, I thought the author presented a very well-researched and plausible explanation for what happened to the Roanoke Col...
Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony - Lee Miller
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reviewed: The Home-Maker
I really liked this book! It's about a woman who stays at home taking care of her children (it takes place in the early 20th ...
The Home-Maker - Dorothy Canfield
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reviewed: The Little Stranger
I can't remember who recommended this one to me, but it was verrrry creepy! It reminded me of Shirley Jackson's "Haunting of ...
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
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reviewed: Four Seasons, The: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice
This was an enjoyable read! Two of the main characters are orphaned sisters who grow up in the Pieta, which is a church orpha...
Four Seasons, The: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice - Corona;Laurel
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