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Tuesday, April 28th
Today's Dose by Susan-Rose from Victoria, British Columbia
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Vanessa and Her Sister Vanessa and Her Sister
by Priya Parmar

A fascinating fly-on-the wall view of the Bloomsbury Group of the early 1900s. These were brilliant minds of their time, artists, writers, economists, who deeply effected artistic attitudes of the time and championed feminism, pacifism, and a new sexuality. The members included Virginia Woolf (writer), Vanessa Bell (painter), Lytton Strachy (biographer and reviewer, E.M. Forster (novelist), Maynard Keynes (economist), Roger Fry (responsible for bringing the Post Impressionists to England). They gathered around Virginia and Vanessa who held their Thursday evenings where everyone came, debated ideas, and aired artistic differences. The story is seen through the eyes of Vanessa, Virginia's lesser known sister, but her equal nevertheless....Anyone who is interested in this era, and these people will be enchanted by Parmar's excellent writing. A delightful visit with the personages of the Bloomsbury Group and a fine read all around. (read more)

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Previous Doses
April 26th
Selected by Kate from Portland, Oregon


A Pleasure and a Calling A Pleasure and a Calling
by Phil Hogan

This book was so deceptive, at the onset the story seemed to be the tale of a lonely, isolated man who just happened to be a little too involved in the lives of his clients. But gradually as the narrator's story develops you get a sense of how very creepy this character is; then you find out how dangerous he is too....Overall a very good read with great character development in a deceptively small book. (read more)

Your price $19.50
(Hurt New - Hardcover)

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April 24th
Selected by Lizzie from Portland, Oregon


The Historian: A Novel The Historian: A Novel
by Elizabeth Kostova

I love this book, and I return to it again and again. Following the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the reader goes on a tour of Europe on the hunt for Dracula's tomb. I love that the vampire hunters are academics, searching through documents, maps, and libraries. This is not a vampire love story; it is well-crafted thriller, filled with European lore. (read more)

Your price $5.50
(Used Markdown - Hardcover)

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April 22nd
Selected by Mercy from Aurora, Oregon


Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
by Jane Austen

I LOVE this book, it is one of my favorite classics. A funny, angsty, romance with annoying families, adorable suitors, and the worst(but funniest) proposal in history. (read more)

Your price $6.50
(Used - Trade Paper)

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April 27th
Selected by John from Portland, Oregon


If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
by Sappho

This is an astonishing work. The translations are spare and riveting, all sides of the penetrating voice of this singer come through as if you could actually hear it. Anne Carson is an expert in Greek and her comments on particular words and the shades of meaning they might convey are as exciting as the poetry. As Edith Hall says, 'Carson's Sappho is so powerful that it will make life difficult for any future translator.' (read more)

Your price $9.00
(Used - Trade Paper)

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April 25th
Selected by Deborah from Silver Spring, Maryland


Night Dogs Night Dogs
by Kent Anderson

Beautiful writing about ugliness. This gritty novel about a Vietnam vet working as a policeman in Portland, Oregon in 1975 is captivating. Hanson shows us the brutal underside of the city and the struggle of a cop who has seen much of life's violence and has suffered much of life's injustice. What stands out Anderson's electrifying and economical prose, and the honesty of Hanson's inner and outer struggles. Highly recommended. (read more)

Your price $7.99
(New - Mass Market)

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April 23rd
Selected by Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon


Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel

Excellent explanation about the science and details of making bone broth. Includes curated recipes from many others as well as the author....I'm about to purchase it as a gift for my mother who was amazed at the rich and deep flavors of the long-simmered bone broths I've made. (read more)

Your price $23.00
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