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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Secret History by Donna Tartt
Secret History

Katy N., January 2, 2011

The story of six Greek studies students attending an elite Vermont college. One of the group is murdered by the others. The narrator is the only one in the group that is not of a wealthy family though this is not an important fact. It is author Donna Tartt's complex analysis and ability to describe the psychology and inevitability of the outcome that makes this such a good book. At the novel's end I felt I knew the characters very well.
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Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
Grotesque

Katy N., September 26, 2007

Sex, murder, class struggle. This novel is based on all of these things and I defy you not to find yourself in here. I enjoyed this story as much as Kirino's novel Out.
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Don't Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned (Don't Know Much About...) by Kenneth C Davis
Don't Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned (Don't Know Much About...)

Katy N. , May 7, 2007

I was wandering through the store when I came across this book and thought - I don?t know nearly as much about the history of my country as I should. Don?t know much at all. I couldn't even name the original thirteen colonies. This is a book I can pick up anytime and read a little or read a lot. The writing is clear and concise and filled with interesting bits. Not just factoids but good reporting and explanations. The edition I have (2003) begins with Christopher Columbus and ends with an excerpt from the 2002 State of the Union address. The author includes ?must read? titles throughout the book for those who want more on the particular subject.
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Birds of Oregon: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
Birds of Oregon: Field Guide

Katy N., April 21, 2007

I decided after buying a bird feeder and seeing how many types of birds came to feed to start learning the names of them all since none of them were wearing their nametags. I tried one other book and online but found I had to know what kind of bird it was before I could see if I was right. With Birds of Oregon I can flip to the corresponding color marked on the outside pages with the birds at my feeder and easily identify them. With one bird I was still a bit unsure but the description of its flight pattern was so dead on I was able to differentiate it from another I thought it might have been. If I drop this copy into a birdbath I'll rplace it with the same thing.
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