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The Book-Collector's Hand-Book
The Book-Collector's Hand-Book

lrhawkins, January 15, 2007

Secret Society Girl is a chick book with a vocabulary.
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If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska by Heather Lende
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska

lrhawkins, December 29, 2006

A story told in obituaries, newspaper clips, and anecdotes. Heather Lende's stories of life in a small town in Alaska make clear how a person's attitude toward death affects their life, and how death can affect the lives that we lead. They are stories to laugh and cry through as we get to know the residents of this town as well as Heather does herself. She gives a brief glimpse into the interactions of the native culture of Alaska and the modern world with all of its different views and cultures meeting in one tiny place in Alaska. All of these people, their experiences and attitudes, come together to shape one tiny world they all live in. It's a book not only about how each one of us can live but how that we can all live together.
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Digging to America: A Novel by Anne Tyler
Digging to America: A Novel

lrhawkins, December 29, 2006

This book touches on so many emotional life changes. I have seen the words culture clashes to describe it, but it refers not only to the clash of cultures between Americans and those recently arrived, but also to the culture differences between the generations. I loved how the Anne Tyler takes us into the feelings and motivations of each character and then how those same characters are percieved by others. Unfortunately we all tend to react based on our perceptions of others, and not who they truly are.
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

lrhawkins, December 29, 2006

People become who they are not only because of the decisions they make, but also the decisions that others make. Kim Edwards creates a family drama where we see one decision made by one man lead to a complete change in existence for him, and all of those near him. She writes of these characters lives in a personal way and we see into each one's heart over a period of 25 years and all of the emotional changes they go through. And 25 years later, no one is who they were at the beginning, or who they would have become if one baby had not been rejected by its father and hiddens from its mother.
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Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

lrhawkins, December 23, 2006

Marley is a member of the Grogan family from the very beginning. He is a part of John and Jenny learning about each other, love, marriage, commitment, parenting, arguing, forgiveness, grief, fear and that it is okay to grow up and then grow old. He may chew up the furniture, but he is there for it all, and through John's stories we learn Marley's lessons and more: to love Marley as one of the Grogans.
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