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Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind by Bruce Watson
Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind

Jean Caillie, October 21, 2014

I wanted to learn more about the case of "Sacco & Vanzetti" two Italian immigrants, anarchists, one a shoemaker the other a poor fish peddler who were executed in Massachusetts in the early 1920's. They awaited their fate, in prison, for a grueling 7 years. Many came forward to try to prove Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti's innocence. They had supporters across the world. This was quite a riveting read. Great history of injustice in our nation.
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The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
The Leisure Seeker

Jean Caillie, March 6, 2014

The trip taken by Ella and John Robinas, against their children's wishes, proves uplifting and heartbreaking. I prefer this cover, as the other did not depict
the "Leisure Seeker" as it is described in the book, and that bothered me. I think
that Ella and John's story will remain with me for quite some time. If you are of
a certain age (anything over 50!) I'm pretty certain you will judge yourself, your ideals, and possibly be moved to venture out into your own lives as the clock keeps ticking. A truly great read that brings you across the country from Detroit to Disneyland with laughter and tears, both.
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind

Jean Caillie, January 15, 2010

When I first picked up this book, a few years ago, I became an instant fan.
I recommended the title to my book club and it was equally enjoyed by everyone
there. I was enamored by the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, and wished there was
a place not unlike that for me to visit. When the reader first learns of Julian
Carax, the mystery begins and keeps one enthralled throughout the entire book.
I have continued to steer many inquiring minds to this tome. I now must delve
into the newest book written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I am excited to learn that
it is a sequel to "The Shadow of the Wind".
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Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
Downtown Owl

Jean Caillie, January 26, 2009

I judged a book by its title (cause I love owls) I was pleasantly surprised. You may have already heard
of Chuck Klosterman. You may have already read something of his. I believe this one, "Downtown Owl" is an obscure addition to his repitoire. You become involved in the lives of three main narrators, Mitch,
Julia and Horace. The story takes place in downtown
Owl in North Dakota, just before an Alberta Clipper is
to hit town. Mitch is a football player for the local High School. Julia is a newly appointed history teacher. Horace is a 73 year old widower. The author has quite a handle on each of their feelings and brings you to a comfortable place where you wish to share a cup of coffee, or a cocktail. The pace is slow in Owl, ND, but Klosterman keeps the reader entangled in the lives of its population
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