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The Backwards K

The Backwards K

by J J Hebert

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 11 hours ago

Reading a sports-themed inspirational novel is one of the best things about literature. You get to learn a lot about particular sports and your heart is filled with hope and aspirations at the same ... More

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Money or Men

Money or Men

by David Burnett

Connects the reader easily in to the story

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4out of 5 by sharon m 12 hours ago

As usually David Burnett connects the reader easily in to the story and it's characters. Erin and Chris haven't been together for years, their two young girls live with Erin, and they haven't seen ... More

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Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

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5out of 5 by nacho 12 hours ago

I already wrote a review for this book. Excellent. More

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Christianity in Jewish Terms

Christianity in Jewish Terms

by Tikva Simone Frymer-Kensky

Towards Understanding, Respect, And Reconciliation

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 15 hours ago

In September 2000 at the time of the Jewish High Holidays, the editors of this book published a statement in the New York Times titled, "A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity." The ... More

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#taken: Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong girl.

#taken: Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong girl.

by Tony Parsons

Disappointing

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2out of 5 by KindigBlog 20 hours ago

When Jessica Lyle is kidnapped Max Wolfe is determined to find out why she was a target. Are things as simple as first imagined?

#Taken was the first book I've read in the Max Wolfe series and I ... More

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Road Dogs

Road Dogs

by Elmore Leonard

A Late Novel From Elmore Leonard

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Elmore Leonard's (1925 -- August 20, 2013) novel "Road Dogs" (2009) was a late work, written when the author was in his 80s. The novel has a valedictory touch as Leonard brings back several ... More

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Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York

directed by Charlie Kaufman
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson

We Are All Leads In Our Own Stories

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

The new movie, "Synecdoche,New York is a challenging, only partially successful work about the difficulty in finding meaning and love in life. The movie is dark, post-modernistic in tone and ... More

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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

by Elmore Leonard

A Love Story From Elmore Leonard

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

I had been reading and brooding over some difficult books and some merely pretentious books and found I needed a lighter touch. Elmore Leonard (1925 -- 2013) is a writer I have come increasingly to ... More

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Freedom: The End of the Human Condition

Freedom: The End of the Human Condition

by Jeremy Griffith

Humans have always confounded me

4out of 5 by Herman 2 days ago

A cracking read. Humans have always confounded me and I feel like I've finally been given God's blueprint! Not in a religious sense, just that the universe now seems coherent! Such a relief. More

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The Night Our Lives Changed Forever: A Stroke Survivor

The Night Our Lives Changed Forever: A Stroke Survivor

by Judson Moeller

Helped me understand my wife after her stroke

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5out of 5 by Bob 2 days ago

This book helped me understand my wife. Her actions and why she was acting the way she was. It helped me to accept that our lives were never going to be the same, but this doesn't mean our live is ... More

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The Governess of Penwythe Hall

The Governess of Penwythe Hall

by Sarah E Ladd

Love it!!!

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5out of 5 by Claudia 2 days ago

Set in England in 1811, this is the story of Delia Greythorne and the children for whom she cared. Each of them has experienced great hurt and loss in their lives which has forged a bond between them ... More

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Perfect Crime

Perfect Crime

by Helen Fields

A dark installment

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5out of 5 by KindigBlog 2 days ago

When Steve Barry turns up dead after a failed suicide the week before, the question is asked. Did he jump this time or was he pushed?

Perfect Crime is the 5th book in the DI Callanach series and I ... More

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Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

by Judith B Pinkard

Great debut

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4out of 5 by Michelle 3 days ago

Broken Pieces was an emotional four star read.
This is my first read by Judith B. Pinkard and her debut as well.
This is a heartbreaking biographical novel.

This is a story that really makes ... More

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Study Guide: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: Deluxe Edition

Study Guide: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: Deluxe Edition

by Dr Vincent Verret

Complete waste Completely generic

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1out of 5 by Carmen 3 days ago

This study guide is a completely generic note-taking booklet with the title Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine inserted into the text a couple of times. Truly, that is it. Dr. Vincent Verret did not ... More

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I Know Who You Are

I Know Who You Are

by Alice Feeney

Dark Thriller

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4out of 5 by KindigBlog 3 days ago

When Aimee's husband goes missing her celebrity and fame means that everyone is watching her every move as she struggles to deal with what may have happened. But can her memories truly be trusted?
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On the Count of Three

On the Count of Three

by Carolyn Arnold

Another brilliant and excellent psychological thri

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5out of 5 by sharon m 3 days ago

Another brilliant and excellent psychological thriller and we are on the case again with Brandon Fisher and his acquaintances.

How do you find out who is sending decapitated heads as messages? ... More

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Simply Dead

Simply Dead

by Eleanor Kuhns

Murder and Abduction in early America

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4out of 5 by Soozee 4 days ago

This book is set in the early days of America, the story revolving around young women going missing in the depths of winter. The first girl, Hortense, is the daughter of the local midwife who fails ... More

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The Golden Bride

The Golden Bride

by Kimberley Woodhouse

MURDERER!!!

5out of 5 by Tee 4 days ago

The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse

Olivia Brighton knows she shouldn't have married her husband, after only knowing him for only one day. Just six weeks later, she killed him.

They were ... More

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Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, Healer, and Saint

Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, Healer, and Saint

by Demi

Hildegard Of Bingen For Children

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 days ago

"Once upon a time in 1098 AD, in Mainz, Germany, a little girl was born named Hildegard". With this traditional beginning, Demi begins her newest story "Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, ... More

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Caroline Fraser, Ph.D.

Packed with eye opening history

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5out of 5 by Terri 6 days ago

I was pleased to have gotten this book. It really was a good biography, not only about the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter (Who I could have choked!), but the history of our ... More

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The Moon's a Balloon

The Moon's a Balloon

by David Niven

I still like David Niven

1out of 5 by Terri 6 days ago

Autobiographies either tell too much or not enough. I think a biography would have been a better read. More

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Vera-Ellen: The Magic and the Mystery

Vera-Ellen: The Magic and the Mystery

by David Soren

A good book for Vera-Ellen fans and dancers.

2out of 5 by Terri 6 days ago

The author is clearly a great fan of Vera-Ellen, but he shares all the elements of her life that shaped her journey. A lot of good lessons to be learned and applied in their own way for dancers. More

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