Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Old Drift ~ by Namwali Serpell

I tried to enjoy this book – I really did. The blurbs made it sound like it Wass right ups my alley and a line from Salmam Rushdie? Oh my! Sad too say that a although the book started out … Continue reading

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Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide by Cass R. Sunstein

I got this on sale and it turned out to be better than I thought it would. I suppose I got it because of my interest in the case of our current president, but it really goes much deeper into … Continue reading

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The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller

Fascinating history of the way in which Middle Eastern learning and scholarship survived the fall of Rome and developed on its own path even as Europe was experiencing what is often called the Dark Ages,” a time when the lights … Continue reading

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The Overstory by Richard Powers

This book was a Pulitzer winner and a Booker Prize finalist. I read it about a year ago and just loved it. So when the Booker Prize group choose it for the August read I was so delighted I offered … Continue reading

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The Annotated Little Women – by Louisaa May Alcott and John Matteson

I read Matteson’s Eden’s Outcasts several years ago (2007?) and greatly appreciated it. I think I may have read it twice, once for myself and once for a group. Then the 19th Century Lit group decided to read Little Woman … Continue reading

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Moonshots ~ by Naveen Jain

This book is about entrepreneurs and how wonderful the world would be if we would all just realize we live in abundance, not scarcity, and that we have enormous opportunity for creativity in the urgent problems of our times. The … Continue reading

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