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The Orchard by Theresa Weir
The Orchard

tanglingpuma, July 6, 2013

I found this book to be a bit slow and monotonous; the writing itself was lovely, but the plot tended to plod on. I was frustrated with the main characters lack of a backbone with her husband's family, and when she finally did find her tongue, it was too late. The only redeeming quality of this book was in its education factors- learning of the toll farming families have to pay in order to supply the endless hunger of America. I myself knew nothing of the health issues these farmers had, as they are literally living, breathing, and raising their children in the poisonous clouds of pesticide. This book really made me realize the sacrifice these people make just to keep the rest of us fed.
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

tanglingpuma, October 31, 2012

A brutally honest memoir, I breezed throught it in a day. It was difficult to get through in some parts due to the intensity of her experiences as a promiscuous junky before her transformation on the PCT...but it also had plenty of laughs and moments of total disbelief at her decisions. I have recommended it to many friends and family members as a great read in a local setting.
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The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)

tanglingpuma, October 31, 2012

A suspenseful epic of an American family's total reconstruction as they live out several decades on an African mission. They believe they have brought everything they could need to build their new lives, but find that their carefully constructed ideas of what to expect are vastly different from the realities of a harsh life on African soil. This book will simultaneously anger you and cause you to marvel at the strength of one man's convictions.
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The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The 19th Wife

tanglingpuma, August 2, 2012

Very well-researched and put together as a historical fiction. I loved the tie-ins with past and present stories; the chapter-by-chapter character changes were a little hard to keep track of at first, just because each new character Brought along so many friends and their histories as well. I was expecting a very negative take on the LDS religion, but I felt like it was pretty honest on all accounts and stuck to history.
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