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  1. Thread: In search of...

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    My librarian found it. It's Our Father. I...

    My librarian found it. It's Our Father. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a tight story-line with good character development.
  2. Thread: In search of...

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    In search of...

    I read a book about 15 years ago and am trying to find it. My library, from where I borrowed it, is still researching my "help" question. Does anyone here find my description rings a bell? Written...
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    The Comcast homepage yesterday had someone...

    The Comcast homepage yesterday had someone listing his choices for 10 Worst Best-Picture-Awards, followed by his choice for the one that should have received the Oscar. These went back as far as the...
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    The elementary schools in the small town where I...

    The elementary schools in the small town where I grew up in Colorado served green eggs and ham in the cafeteria in honor of the birthday.
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    I've read Beloved Country several times, and I...

    I've read Beloved Country several times, and I can't get through the first page without tears coming to my eyes. I love it.
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    Peter Schaffer (one f?): "Equus", "Kings Of the...

    Peter Schaffer (one f?): "Equus", "Kings Of the Sun", "Amadeus" [he takes real life situations that we don't know much about and makes them seem explained].

    Arthur Miller: "All My Sons"...
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    You'll have to read the book.

    You'll have to read the book.
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    Ministry Of Special Cases

    In writing his first novel, The Ministry Of Special Cases, Nathan Englander researched the history of Jewish women locked into white slavery of the Buenos Aires of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s,...
  9. Thread: Remarque phrase

    by Tabac
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    Remarque phrase

    In All Quiet On the Western Front, I have come across the line "four and a half-wit make seven". I understand that it is an insult to the person being addressed, but it certainly is not a common...
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    Sexual: that's exactly it!

    Sexual: that's exactly it!
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    Brideshead Revisited

    I have a friend who thinks that Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is a "gay" novel. I contend that while it has a gay thread, that is not enough to make it a "gay" novel, as there are certainly...
  12. Thread: The Twelfth Man

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    The Twelfth Man

    Trying to find the author of a play called "The Twelfth Man". It has nothing to do with football, rather with a group of Jewish gentlemen waiting for the 12th man to arrive so a certain event can...
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    Barbara Kingsolver

    I read The Poisonwood Bible a few years ago and loved it. Now I'm in the middle of her first novel The Bean Trees , which is a good first, but not nearly as sophisticated as Poisonwood. She tells a...
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    A good guide

    www.praguewalker.com

    Katařina is wonderful!
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    Prague

    I was in Prague almost two years ago. As a retired French teacher, I am supposed to consider Paris the ultimate in cities; sorry, but Prague is so much more fascinating for me. It has one of the...
  16. Poll: For quite some time during my first reading of...

    For quite some time during my first reading of the book, I thought that Siobhan was a figment of Christopher's imagination. I think this was intention of the author.
  17. Poll: I believe that in one of her letters, she...

    I believe that in one of her letters, she explains her actions in this way. I'll have to scan the letters to find it, but I'm sure you're right.
  18. Poll: Mark Haddon had a lot of experience working with...

    Mark Haddon had a lot of experience working with autistic people. It isn't the same as being autistic, but he probably has an excellent idea of what goes on inside their heads.


    She never felt...
  19. Poll: I thought the father behaved in a very selfish...

    I thought the father behaved in a very selfish manner to let his son believe his mother had died...but he didn't have a clue as to how to explain the real situation.

    I don't think badly of the...
  20. Poll: Interesting: the cover shown in the post...

    Interesting: the cover shown in the post immediately after yours is the only one I had seen. Different artists' concepts. Is the printing on the title page inside caps and l.c. or just l.c.?
    ...
  21. Poll: You can probably read it in two...

    You can probably read it in two sittings....three, max. Both because it's relatively short and a quick read, and because it's hard to put down.

    We should keep in mind, I think, that there is a...
  22. Poll: Bittersweet scene

    The scene at the first of the book where he finds the dog gave me mixed emotions. He gives a cold-blooded description of what he sees, yet we are certain that he must feel bad about it. We know...
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    C&P

    I found it to be one of the most captivating novels I had ever read. I felt manipulated by the author - sometimes hoping he would get caught, sometimes hoping he wouldn't - just the same as the main...
  24. Thread: Santa Evita

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    Santa Evita

    Having just returned from an 18-day trip to Chile and Argentina, I was interested in reading Tomás Eloy Martínez's book about Eva Perón, refered to in reviews as non-fiction novel.

    I really...
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    Possibility

    Could it be Catalan? Perhaps Rumanian.
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