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teelgee has commented on (18) products.

The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
The Hearts of Horses

teelgee, January 26, 2010

I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did. I’m not fond of Westerns and I’ve never been big on horse stories. But I do love me some strong women characters, and this book is full of them. Plus, the story held my interest throughout and the writing is superb. I’ve read two other Molly Gloss books: Wild Life and Jump-Off Creek (both also with strong women characters). This is my favorite.
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex

teelgee, January 21, 2010

This is an unforgettable book - one of my all-time favorites. Well researched, fantastic character development, fascinating plot. Eugenides' writing is stellar.
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex

teelgee, January 21, 2010

This is an unforgettable book - one of my all-time favorites. Well researched, fantastic character development, fascinating plot. Eugenides' writing is stellar.
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The Snow Geese: A Story of Home by William Fiennes
The Snow Geese: A Story of Home

teelgee, October 30, 2009

I wanted to love this nonfiction book. A couple of my book buddies raved about it. The writing was good. The story was interesting - Fiennes, a Brit, becomes fascinated by snow geese and follows them on their migration from Texas to the northern wilds of Canada.

This read more like a novel - which, for this book, did not work for me. Fiennes seemed almost obsessed with the clothes of the people he encountered on his journey - lengthy descriptions of shirts and sweatshirts and hats and coats, which for the most part added nothing to the story.

He either has a knack for meeting unusual people or he embellished some of the characters. Everyone was folksy and funny and memorable.

I would rather have read more about the geese and less about the travels and the traveling companions. I'd be interested to read his book of fiction.
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Stitches by David Small
Stitches

teelgee, October 30, 2009

Wow, I love this genre! This is an outstanding book, the illustrations are brilliant in the moods and information they convey. The story is sad; David's childhood was full of trauma and family secrets. The ending, obviously, came out OK since he's an award winning illustrator-author. Highly recommended.
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