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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire

It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Jitterbug Perfume

2chickadees, September 16, 2010

Long ago a copy of this book was passed around among friends, friends of friends, relatives, etc. By the time it got to me it was already in bad shape. When I saw it again, months later, it had coffee stains, pages falling out, underlining, and a torn cover -- all signs of a good journey for a book. Our inside jokes based on Jitterbug Perfume lasted for years...

One thing is for sure: if you read it, you will never think of beets the same way again.
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The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)

2chickadees, February 11, 2010

Every story Kingsolver tells is beautifully written and engaging. But The Poisonwood Bible is her magnum opus. It is both a powerful and gripping narrative and a mythic tale, a story with many layers and themes that seamlessly blend together. This is a profound novel that will take the reader on a unique journey.
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The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring

2chickadees, September 29, 2009

One of the most engaging and awe-inspiring non-fiction books I've read in many years. My jaw dropped and stayed there for most of the book. It is full of true adventure and mind-boggling natural history, all wrapped up in a wonderful and satisfying story. It made me want to pack the car and head north. Fast.
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