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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Far From The Tree

I just read the first chapter of this 702-page book before I had to return it to the lender.  That chapter alone is worth reading and will bring me back to the rest of the book in time.  I would have loved to study that chapter in a high school or college class  — English, […]

Lost for Words


8th  Book Club selection for January.  Wow.  Big, Shakespearean themes, crystal writing, winning characters.

The One

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

by Benjamin Alire Saenz. SUCH a BEAUTIFUL story of friendship and love between two teenaged boys.  I loved this book.  It was warm and dear and thoughtful.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found:  One Woman’s Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life.  Geneen Roth lost all her money to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  Roth is a famed author of books about women and food and the “truths” we tell ourselves to avoid the truth.  Using the same teachings and a lot of Buddhism, […]