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Dare To Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World
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Dare To Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World
Author
Lizzie Velasquez
Review
Motivational speaker with rare genetic disorder which led to her being called "World's Ugliest Woman" describes how we can all learn to accept ourselves and each other with the hope of this behavior leading to a more compassionate society. I agree with her philosophy but I read the book thinking that there would be more examples of promoting kindness, I was disappointed that it was more of a memoir.  Dare To Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World
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See Me
Title
See Me
Author
Nicholas Sparks
Review
A romantic story about 2 people from different worlds who come together by accident but who save each other from their past. A must read if you are a Sparks fan.  See Me
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 Dust : a Richard Jury mystery
Title
Dust--A Richard Jury Mystery
Author
Martha Grimes
Review
I did not enjoy this book for several reasons. It was part of a series and people and situations were mentioned that I wasn't familiar with. Also the book took place in England and terms, etc were used which I wasn't familiar with. all of this took away from the enjoyment of "solving" the mystery.   Dust : a Richard Jury mystery
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The Orphan's Tale
Title
The Orphan's Tale
Author
Pam Jenoff
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Terrific book. I love reading WW II historical fiction but this one was unputdownable. it dealt with 2 unknown to me facts: a boxcar of infants and a circus hiding Jews in plain sight. It was GREAT. You must read this!!  The Orphan's Tale
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The Beekeeper's Daughter
Title
The Beekeeper's Daughter
Author
Santa Montefiore
Review
A story of forbidden love which ends up with a surprise ending. Written well and enjoyable. I would recommend this book.  The Beekeeper's Daughter
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Author
Tennessee Williams
Review
This is the first novel by the famous playwright. He chronicles the affair of a wealthy American former actress who is now living in Rome. I personally found the story so-so.   The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
Title
A Visit From The Goon Squad
Author
Jennifer Egan
Review
Very disappointing considering this was a Pulitzer Prize Winner (as well as a few other awards and recommendations). I did NOT like this book at all. I especially did not like the style. I was interested in the subject matter of punk rock music but it was certainly not worth my time.  A Visit From the Goon Squad
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The Diary by Eileen Goudge
Title
The Diary
Author
Eileen Goudge
Review
Two adult daughters, while packing their mothers home for the new owners, find a diary in the attic. They are shocked to read their mom's true love story which compels them to search for her real love which they believe is not their father. Takes a twist in the end which is most surprising.   The Diary by Eileen Goudge
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Shanghai Girls
Title
Shanghai Girls
Author
Lisa See
Review
The story of 2 Chinese girls who are raised in wealth & because of their fathers' gambling they almost end up in the street. Their father sells them off as brides to pay off his debt. The girls try to escape this doom but end up in America with decent lives. A must read.  Shanghai Girls
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Plum Lucky
Title
Plum Lucky
Author
Janet Evanovich
Review
An easy to read mystery with strange characters. Stolen money falls into the hands of an elderly lady who takes off to Atlantic City and that's where the problem begins. The stolen money is a mob boss's and he seeks revenge if the money is not returned.  Plum Lucky
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