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Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Songs without Words (Vintage Contemporaries) by Ann Packer
Songs without Words (Vintage Contemporaries)

katatrina, May 19, 2009

Ann Packer is able to create characters that resonate with her readers, no matter what. The characters in this book were interesting and well-developed, and I enjoyed the back-and-forth of viewpoints and angles for the story. I think it was a well-crafted book, and I had been yearning for a book I couldn't put down. This was it.
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Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

katatrina, May 19, 2009

Insightful. Provoking. Complicated. Thoroughly researched and written from the point of view of a young girl, this book deals with what was happening in the United States during WWII. I'll be keeping an eye out for more work from Sandra Dallas.
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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

katatrina, May 19, 2009

You have to admire Ted Conover for what he is willing to do and experience. His total immersion in a project brings insights and observations beyond an ordinary expose. I’ve read this book twice and still find myself marveling and how our prison system is run and what goes on behind closed gates. Conover’s writing leaves me breathless.
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Widow for One Year by John Irving
Widow for One Year

katatrina, May 12, 2009

This is my favorite John Irving book and one of my favorite of all books. Irving introduces us to characters with such development, such life, that it is hard to stop being a part of the story even when the book ends.
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Boy A by Jonathan Trigell
Boy A

katatrina, February 20, 2009

Although it's hard to imagine such a situation nowadays, when children are involved in shootings and violence seems almost common, this is an artfully crafted book. Written from various perspectives, the book gives small insights that made it more heartbreaking. I found myself stuck in a debate about how I would feel if this happened to me, from multiple points of view. A great novel.
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