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Books to read

The Worst Hard Time:  The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan.  2006. Reviewed in New Yorker.

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The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick about the WWII era Vermeer forger.  Reviewed in the Post July 08.

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Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell.  Reviewed in the post 3/22
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell.  Reviewed in NYT 11/18/07


Run by Ann Patchett:  Mary Susan is enthusiastic. Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney, a Jane Kingston suggestion. Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee Cheating at Canasta, William Trevor Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa, very funny, according to Kit. Bridge of Sighs, Richard Russo Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero.   Fact/fiction story...

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Anne recommended My Life in France by Julia Child and My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.  She also highly recommended Water for Elephants which was loaned to me the next day by Maureen.

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Natasha’s Dance by Orlando Figes, recommended by Mary Susan.
Out of Egypt:  a Memoir by Andre Aciman.  His other book was so good.

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An Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart.  Travel literature about a trip to Afghanistan in 2002.

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Three books were given rave reviews in the Post on Sunday:Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadera, Marianne Wiggins’s The Shadow Catcher.Along the lines of Steve Levitt’s Freakonomics is a book by Robert Frank, The Economic Naturalist.  It’s best feature, according to the reviewer, is the questions it poses, for example, Why do keypad buttons...

Books to Read

A new feature of Charlotte’s booklog will be the occasional posting about books that sound interesting to read, either from reviews or books mentioned by someone.  So, here we go.The Original Knickerbocker:  the Life of Washington Irving by Andrew Burstein.  Reviewed in the Post on May 27.  The review mentions the Tales of the Alhambra which I liked so much. Gertrude...


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