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Anne Pardington has commented on (3) products.

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder

Anne Pardington, January 9, 2012

One can always expect a book by Ann Patchett to be especially enjoyable, and this one is even entrancing, with a combination of science, adventure, and love supported by what must have been extensive research.
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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Anne Pardington, September 1, 2011

I have always been fascinated by the insights of Oliver Sacks, and this book was most meaningful because I have a hearing loss and have never been able to carry a tune. I didn't follow all the info about the brain, but now I know my problem is related to the loss. I was especially delighted, again, by his writing style, and by the real life stories of people affected by music, even if they had lost the ability to speak.
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My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
My Reading Life

Anne Pardington, November 26, 2010

It should be no surprise that a writer as excellent aind enjoyable as Pat Conroy would have an equally rich reading life. He intertwines his literary discoveries with his encounters and assessments of all of his favorite authors, and sharing how he developed in his life through the process. I learned more about War and Peace from this book than I ever knew, and if anyone could have tempted me to read it, he could. But I will just rest with what he taught me.
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