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Mary Ann Darby has commented on (2) products.

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Dovekeepers

Mary Ann Darby, January 27, 2013

Alice Hoffman writes lyrically, and this movingstory reminded me in a way of another favorite, The Red Tent. The story of strong women struggling to survive at Masada is amazing. This is a story to read, ponder, and re-read.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief

Mary Ann Darby, January 1, 2010

Narrated by a benevolent Death, this book has stayed with me like few others, and both its lyrical writing and stunning observations on war have made it one I recommend to people continually. This is a book that made me laugh and cry, and featured characters that I loved and cared for. Zusak's book has been marketed as a young adult title in America, which has limited its audience somewhat, although word of mouth has it circulating among adult readers as well. This book is unforgettable.
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