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When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice

Rocky Mountain Birder, January 12, 2013

A visit to pages written by Terry Tempest Williams always surprises, delights and informs me in the most delicious ways. This small work did not disappoint. Now I have read three times, written in the journal based on her content which stirred and moved my spirit. Another wonderful work of thoughtful composition by an outstanding author of this time.
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Canada by Richard Ford

Rocky Mountain Birder, January 1, 2013

This story, set in city, towns and country with which I am familiar, captured me within the first few pages. It was a story that held fascination as the challenges of the family exploded into criminal activity and left two children lost in a world of unknowns. The focus of the story on the sons' life was well researched so that there was no fantasy in the pictures painted of his place of living, growing up, learning and experiencing life. A great book that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fiction that includes a deep look at the psychology of folks whose lives are challenged by circumstances.
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Cutting for Stone (Vintage) by Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone (Vintage)

Rocky Mountain Birder, January 3, 2012

This book was a selection for my book club in the winter of 2010-11; the story was compelling and the writer's skill in crafting visual awareness of every environment in the story had me traveling across the globs and falling totally into the text. His characters became my friends...and it was difficult to put the book to rest so that I could sleep at night. It sits now on my shelf and is a work of fiction that I will reread this winter.
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna

Rocky Mountain Birder, September 1, 2011

Prior to reading "The Lacuna" I have read all of Barbara Kingsolver's books. Her non-fiction was enjoyed in my last visit to her work and it was in "The Lacuna" that I felt transported back to those first books that introduced me to her works of fiction which were set in the Southwest. It was a comfortable, easy read as I became acquainted with her characters in this story: Harrison Shepherd, Lev Trotsky and Mrs. Brown. This period work takes place in the years around the second World War and provides some insight into just how public opinion works to create the public image of a person and an incident. The Lacuna is the unspeakable breach between truth and public presumption, words from the book's cover, gives a prospective reader the "bait" to grab their interest and pull them into the reading of this important work of fiction that clearly looks at issues of today, this time and place in history. It is a book that I will read again.
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