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GFaughn has commented on (2) products.

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean

GFaughn, January 1, 2012

When a friend gave me this book to read, commenting on how much she enjoyed it, I politely accepted it and set it aside to read "some day", thinking it didn't sound like anything I'd choose. I'm not usually interested in surfing, nor in oceanography, so it just didn't sound appealing. Was I ever wrong! A few months later I picked the book up, and I couldn't put it down. I recommended it to our book club, and now all the members are reading it as next month's selection -- and I've given it to both of my children and their spouses (two of whom are surfers, and one a scientist). The book opened my eyes to many aspects of the ocean and those who spend time in its waters.
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A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (Back Bay Readers' Pick) by Thomas Buergenthal
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (Back Bay Readers' Pick)

GFaughn, September 1, 2011

Our book club read this and the consensus was that it is an excellent book. The author actually attended college with one of our members, who brought her college yearbook to the meeting so that we could see his photo. We were amazed at the resourcefulness that the author showed as a very young boy, as well as later when he came to the U.S. with very little formal education or knowledge of the English language.
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