Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

The Best of Science and Nature Writing ed by Mary Roach and Tim Folger 2011 / 350 pages rating – 8 Science writing is not my forte – it’s okay but I can be squeamish about body fluids and such … Continue reading

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The Trees

The Trees by Conrad Richter 1940 / 167 pages rating – 8 I’ve rarely read historical fiction about the time period just following the American Revolution.  This book,  the first in a trilogy called The Awakening Land,  starts out in or … Continue reading

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The House of Blue Mangoes

The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar 2002 / 421 pages rating – 7.5 I was disappointed in what could have been such a great novel.  This is the saga of three generations of the Dorais, a non-Brahmin, land-owning … Continue reading

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