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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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Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
Thank You for Your Service

Lissa, May 26, 2014

If you read only one book this year, choose "Thank You for Your Service" by David Finkel.
It is the most profoundly moving and shocking non-fiction book I have read.

Beautifully written, Mr. Finkel's understated, matter-of-fact yet empathetic prose provides the perfect counterpoint to the complex, challenging lives of wounded service personnel, their families, and the organizations that try to support them after they returned from the recent war. The book itself is not lengthy, but took me quite a while to read as I had to take frequent breaks - often for days - to process before resuming. Now, when I thank someone for their service, it will be with the understanding that what they have given is not only a few months or even a few years of active duty, but every day for the rest of their lives and their families' lives.

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Gone Girl. Gillian Flynn by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl. Gillian Flynn

Lissa, January 1, 2013

Different story line, kept me involved to see if I had figured it out right!

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Innocent by Scott Turow
Innocent

Lissa, March 13, 2011

Turow presents the story from the different perspective of most of the characters, drawing out the suspense. Like watching a suspense movie, I wanted to call out to the characters to warn them. Intriguing and difficult to put down, even tho the characters are every day people with their own strengths and vulnerabilities. A great read. Will make a good movie.
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The Athena Project by Brad Thor
The Athena Project

Lissa, March 13, 2011

This is one of the worst books I've read in the past couple of years. The idea of an all woman special ops group has merit, but how it is rendered is awful. Has this man never spent any time with competent, capable women?! Come on, women do not "adjust themselves". This is a very male-based novel, with male ideas and language - it just has women in the male roles. I thought the idea of professional women as mini-men was defunct - too bad I was wrong!
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Lissa, March 13, 2011

David Mitchell does it again - writes a book about seemingly obscure locations and lives and comes up with a winner.
I'm not sure how he does it, but this book that I would think I would have no interest in reading, captured and kept my attention with his finely crafted writing. After reading 2 of his books (also Cloud Atlas), I will be eagerly awaiting the next.
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