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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help

Rebecca Feind, January 3, 2010

An excellent novel about how individual relationships impact civil rights. Well written, memorable characters.
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia

Rebecca Feind, November 4, 2008

Meh. I just can't through this book. I just didn't find this woman's journey to be that believable. Not satisfying as a vicarious journey or travelogue.
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Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
Stealing Buddha's Dinner

Rebecca Feind, October 29, 2008

Like Francisco Jiménez's works Breaking Through and The Circuit, this book should be required reading for all Americans. A memoir told honestly and delicately, with amazing pieces of humor and generosity.
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My Detachment
My Detachment

Rebecca Feind, October 8, 2008

I picked up this title because I deeply enjoy Kidder's writing style. Any budding writers wanting to understand "voice," go read all of Kidder's work. When I came across Kidder's memoir I had an "oh good" reaction, ready for TK to set me straight on American life, like he did with Home Town. I am a fast reader, and I consumed My Detachment in an evening, though I knew I should have read it more slowly. It is a saddening tome, as Kidder pulls no punches and writes in a more spare style than usual about his disillusionment. His ability to scrutinize his own personality and the pointless human tendency to insist on trying to find meaning in a meaningless situation floats like smoke on the reader's consciousness. This book is a masterpiece, as Kidder perfectly follows the old saw of "showing not telling" even when he is methodically and systematically pulling the gauze away from his unhealed psychic wounds. This is a meditative memoir to savor, not gobble in a night like I did, because the answers Kidder does provide are not easy ones to digest.
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