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text: Manic by Terri Cheney
This is an intense memoir by a lawyer with bipolar disorder. Terry Cheney is very smart and successful but also very ill, and...
Manic: A Memoir - Terri Cheney
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June 2017
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Christine has an extraordinary problem: ever since a specific event, her memory is impaired so that she suffers amnesia every...
reviewed: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
This is a fascinating memoir from an impressive author. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia; just a generation before, her fa...
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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New York in the early 2140s, some 125 years in the future, is in some ways the same as it always has been - the crowds and th...
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(Actually, it's an accomplishment that I remembered to track some books. I took off several months from booklikes while staf...
reviewed: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
This is a strong work of literary fiction that didn’t strike any special chord with me. I’d tried unsuccessfully to read it s...
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
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reviewed: The Sacred Willow by Duong Van Mai Elliott
This book would make fantastic supplemental reading for a course on Vietnamese history. The author chronicles more than a hun...
The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family - Duong Van Mai Elliott
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Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
May 2017
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reviewed: Nor Any Country by Garth St. Omer
This novella is only 96 pages long, plus a laudatory 20-page essay about the work by one Jeremy Poynting. (I was puzzled by h...
Nor Any Country - Garth St Omer
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