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BBowling

BBowling

Joined October 2018

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A couple have their child stolen from them and then are convinced to accept as their own a two year old “foundling”. Advance decades this “foundling”, now a father himself, pursues DNA studies. He discovers his real family and their deep dysfunction. His opportunity of adoption saved him the dark fates if his surviving siblings. A gripping read.

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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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Oh, Stephen King, thank you!! A button box with the potential to make bad things happen. A button for each country. Buttons to destroy people, provide diet chocolate, dispense silver dollars - such intoxicating choices! This reading makes one consider our own powerful weapons. How should we, or should we, use them.

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Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland | Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Kevin Sullivan, Mary Jordan
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Ariel Castro, father and divorced husband, lured girls into his home and held them hostage. The girls were chained, starved, beaten and raped. This is the story of Amanda Berry who bore and raised a child while held in captivity. Finally able to make a brave escape with her five year old daughter in tow, she writes a brave and honest memoir. A heroic story of survival.

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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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This was a fast read. A story told though letters examining lives and all the relationships and personalities that define them. A lovely coming of age story for those past their middle years.

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A page turning tearjerker of a book. I LOVED every word, every image, and every emotion. Thanks for the unexpected ending!

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A Day No Pigs Would Die | Robert Newton Peck
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A treasure of a book!! The 1920‘s in Vermont, a Shaker family, you are immersed in the hard scrabble business of farming. Always just keeping hunger and other calamity from drowning them, they stand with their values and earnest hard work to carry them. I researched and the act of weaseling a dog is still a practice. I couldn‘t confirm pulling a goiter out of a cow‘s mouth. As for nuts from a squirrel belly? Hmm... do know I cried at the end!

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“I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on the head. Where women return to their children as butterflies or as tears in the eyes of the statue that their daughters pray to.” This beautiful story about Haiti and the love and connection between mothers and daughters. The love and bond of generations. The beauty and harsh realities of Haiti are well told.

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The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Beautifully woven tale about the building of maternal relationships and of course the Victorian language of flowers. A sweet love story.

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A beautiful land and people consumed by famine and killing snows. Charles Egan writes plainly and reader is brought along through the horrors of this time and place. A wretched time to have lived and the reader can practically smell the black fever and feel the hunger pains and clinching cold. The Irish spirit defined well in the telling.

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Dreams of Joy | Lisa See
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Beautiful story of love, deep sacrifice and survival set in China during the middle twentieth century. As China moves from socialism to communism and famine grips the country, Lisa See brings the reader on a daring escape. Famine in China so deep they turned to the unthinkable, “Swap Child, Make Food.” Lisa See is a well researched and thoughtful writer resulting in a gripping and heartfelt journey.

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Eric Hoffer, the favorite author of President Eisenhower, the longshoremen philosopher, was an enigma. He was an undocumented immigrant into this country with a mysterious past. He was a preeminent thinker of the twentieth century. Thoughtful and intelligent!

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Demonstrating the true loving compassion of God in the deepest horrors of those within the walls in a prison in Tijuana, Mexico. Mother Antonia moved into a cell within the prison. Violence and intimidation of the cartels and the lure of fast money to desperate people. She loves the good and the bad, forgives freely and is no one‘s fool. From a twice divorced socialite to build the order the Eudist Servants of the Eleventh Hour. Inspiring!!!

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Inspiring and courageous account of John McCain‘s life and the times in which he lived. In the end I found hope. I pray others will read this and reach out to build the common ground again and engage those who differ from you as people rather than as adversaries. The Restless Wave the America he loved dearly and served with all his heart.

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Heart songs. Thank you for the gentle voice of John McCain to demonstrate in all times there are people of immense character who forge a path of righteousness forward a make deep and lasting change. All of this and surprising belly laughs along the way. A romping good read!

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Trump is an ally to no one. He‘ll gut anyone at anytime. He is erratic and shallow, displaying zero attention span. A writhing puppet to Fox News. A highly detailed gripping account!

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Enjoyed Scott Carney‘s writing. Excellent journalism pulling me in and leaving me scratching my head over what happens when a seeker risks everything. Thoughtful and intelligent.