Monday, July 21, 2008

Reader Review

Right Behind You by: Gail Giles
An excellent book. A story of a young boy who sabotages his own happiness because he can't forgive himself.

Plainsong
by: Ken Haruf
Many lives intersect in a small town. Two recluse brothers befriend a young pregnant girl. A man raises two sons after his wife leaves him. Broken people find community and healing. (Eventide is the sequel to Plainsong and is also worth reading.)

A Version of the Truth by: Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
Cassie has always struggled in school and never finished high school. After her loser husband dies, she disparately needs a job, so she fudges the truth, saying she has a degree from the University of Michigan. She is hired by 2 professors, and is launched into a new world of literature and science theory discussions, art shows, opera and not one, but two interesting men. But eventually, the truth is uncovered...

Quilts from Europe by: Gul Laporte
Wow! What a book. If you are not a quilter, you will love this book. If you are a quilter, you will love this book. Quilters (and their quilts) from France, Germany, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and the UK are featured. You learn about each woman: how they became quilters, their techniques, how they plan out their quilts, which of them dye their own fabrics, the inspiration for certain quilts. There are vibrant pictures of their quilts and 14 quilt projects with instructions. You will be WOWED by the artistry of this book!!!

Gift from the Sea by: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I loved this book-on-tape for its gems of wisdom and for speaking to my needs as a parent, as a wife, as a 50+ woman. The author examines seashells she's collected; each shell has a lesson to teach us: Beauty, self-sufficiency, peace, dependence, and interdependence.

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