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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

DeeLamb, January 1, 2012

I feel this is better than Erik Larson's earlier works. He writes history by reviewing letters, diaries, government reports, and commentaries of the time to amalgamate a narrative that reads like fiction. The only difference from fiction is that we know how this actual story ends with Hitler's ascension to power. The evolution of American policy in the face of the circumstances is very educational and awakens thoughts about recent foreign affairs.
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DeeLamb, April 10, 2011

I understand this made the best sellers list in Germany this week. Stateside we are still waiting for release of this first novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I look forward to this promising book and the launch of the Camelia Project which involves the subject of the book.
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help

DeeLamb, January 1, 2011

It has been months since I read The Help, but I can still chuckle to myself when I hear those women's voices in my head.
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The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village

DeeLamb, December 1, 2010

I heard Twesigye Kaguri speak at a local church this past weekend. I bought the book thinking that it would be a nice gesture. I was more enthralled than when I read Three Cups of Tea. The anecdotes about growing up in Uganda and the events that shaped his character are very engaging. The school, water system, health care, seed distribution, and community organizing are a true inspiration. I had not expected good writing in this genre and this is very good writing.
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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

DeeLamb, May 10, 2010

Father Boyle is a man who lives compassion. I spent Mother's Day reading his book and reflecting on the mothers of gang members who have screamed and wailed after he has told them that their son has been killed. He has been riding his bicycle and walking through the most dangerous part of Los Angeles for more than 20 years to minister to dangerous gang members and to convince them of the goodness in their own hearts. I think of myself as an open minded, caring individual. Tattoos on the Heart exposes me for what I am: an elitist, a snob, and a moron. He also convinces me that it is within my heart to be better.
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