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Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins

The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber
Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

Sandra Long, May 7, 2011

I had it in me, just didn't realize I could use it verbally to get what I want and need in life. The stories inside of us are the keys! If you are ever want to sell something, tell a story. It's that simple...........duh. You won't believe how this book will open up opportunities and satisfactions.
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants

Sandra Long, January 1, 2011

One of the most amazing reads of my life. I was living it.
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants

Sandra Long, August 12, 2010

In the past year I have read three books that will stay on the shelves of my mind forever. "Water for Elephants" is one of the three. Knowing that this is set in the time of my Grandparent's young adult lives and my Mother's young life, during the depression, I can almost see them at one of these performances. See them with the "Awhs" and "O's" on their faces. You get to know the stories behind the big top. The intimate, sorrowful, sick and pathetic lives of the people and animals it takes to put that big tent up for your enjoyment and hopefully another meal for them. I want this book in my library for as long as I live to read again and again when I need a visit.
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden

Sandra Long, May 21, 2010

I adored this book and could barely put it down. A new Australian author has opened a new world to me and I can only hope she doesn't stop writing. If you love multi-generational sagas full of mysteries and secrets that mold people and the lives they live, you will love this. There were so many wonderfully worded passages from the past that I wanted to remember. The past melding with the current, back and forth! What a read! I felt I was on a lyrical roller coaster!
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The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel
The Clan of the Cave Bear

Sandra Long, January 27, 2010

I read this book the first time in the 80's. Waited impatiently for the follow up book, then again and again. There are five books in the Earth Children Series so far and I'm always hoping for another. I have read these books at least twice and I see the third coming. You open The Clan of the Cave Bear and enter the world of our making. You join a girl child, alone, and she carries you with her through four more books, as she grows up. You learn, in a way better way than school teaches, how our tools, weapons, clothes, food, seasonings and medicines came about. How they were improved over time. Relationships, prejudices, love, hate and amazing scenery. All of which is based on actual history and studies of the ice age on earth. These books live within me and have helped me in actual life. Just be prepared to want the whole series and have the next book waiting after the last page of the previous.
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