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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
Being Peace

kai, August 17, 2008

A great book! It's a collection of Thich Nhat Hanh's lectures that he gave to peaceworkers and meditation students during his tour of Buddhist centers in 1985. Among many things, he talks about walking meditation, sitting meditation, how our environment affects us and how we handle situations affects not only us, but those around us. Definitely a book that should be read several times throughout a lifetime...and should be given as a gift to others.
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There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble by Laurie Notaro
There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble

kai, August 17, 2008

Laurie Notaro's first book that isn't short stories and it's a winner. Everyone who ever lived in a small town can relate to the characters in this story--I found myself laughing and and saying, "oh that's ...". As with all of Laurie Notaro's books, you will be laughing out loud. For those of you living within 100 miles of Powell's, make sure you come to her readings because she's even crazier in person than in her books.
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A Robber in the House by Jessica Treat
A Robber in the House

kai, August 17, 2008

Wonderful short (sometimes extremely short) stories that say so much. That's when you know a good writer, when they can tell a complete story in a page or two. These stories make you stop and really think about them...you don't just turn the page to the next one; you think, you wonder, you want to add more or know more. I recommend this little book
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The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes
The Mistress's Daughter

kai, June 22, 2008

This is my first A. M. Homes book and I can't wait to read more. I love her style of writing and the way that she keeps the pace moving, keeps the reader engaged at all times. Homes was adopted at birth and at the age of 31 she is told that her birth mother wants to contact her. She takes us through the ups and downs of finding out something that she had wanted to know all her life. There is a section of the book when she's describing the history of each and every person on her family tree that at first was sort of boring for me. But then I realized how much this meant to her and it reminded me of a talk I had with my father a couple of weeks ago when I was grilling him for information about my ancestors. I was then happy to hear her tell the history because I know how much that means to each of us. Or at least it should.

There are times when I wanted to slap the birth mother, she seemed so pitiful and needy. But then the next page would make me feel sorry for her, she had a rough life and was reaching out for love and belonging. The birth father....now, he's one that I always wanted so slap. What a jerk.

The last chapter is a beautiful and moving tribute to A. M.'s grandmother. I can't imagine a more loving tribute to a remarkable woman. It was the best way to end a book like this.

And I admire the author for her tenacity; a lot of us would probably have given up the search for our past when faced with all of the obstacles that she faced.

Thank you, A. M., you have written a beautiful memoir. I will be reading more of your work
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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics) by Pema Chodron
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

kai, April 20, 2008

An incredible book, I can't say enough good about it. Pema Chodron is an amazing writer who leads the reader on a journey of healing and spiritual awakening through meditation and Buddhist teachings. I now want to read everything she has written.
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