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Name : Beige W.

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Beautiful, Inspiring, Informative
How do you deal with an active mind locked in a body that no longer functions? Bauby, a stroke victim deals with his situation with courage, insight, and acceptance.

The subject matter did not interest me, and depressed me.

 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
A 93 year old man tells of his current life and the strange events that led to his life in the circus. It's a love story between him and the ringmaster's wife and the animals in the menagerie.

The book is well written and researched. The reader gets a view of life in a nursing home and in flash backs to the circus. The themes of kindness and cruelty to animals and humans runs through out the book.

Metropolis: A Novel by Elizabeth Gaffney
 
Addictive, Informative, Interesting
Explores in detail the lives of the gangs of New York

Historical research and detailed characters provide an interesting story of the immigrant New York experience.

Sister of My Heart: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Indian Culture and Friendship

Divakaruni writes very well about a different life and a different time in India. Two close friends grow and learn about life.

 
Beautiful, Fantastic, Romantic
History of Flemenco with great characters

If you have ever been in a dance class, you will love this book. It's a coming of age story about two girls that complement each other. Flash backs are told by the dance teacher that tell the story of Flamenco. This book is a page turner and has great character development.

The Archivist's Story by Travis Holland
 
Slow, Dark, Boring
The Archivist's Story

Obvious plot, flat characters that didn't change or grow when faced with a challenge. No likeable characters in a dark gloomy setting.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Cutting for Stone

The female characters were not convincing. Stone was left off the hook for what he did due to the brilliance as a surgeon. Everything was wrapped up a little too neatly in the last 100 pages. It could have been edited down to a better smaller book.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
 
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
Olive Kitteridge

I don't like short story formats even if they are strung together. I found it gossipy and boring. It was not of interest.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Sarah's Key

The author contrasts in alternating chapters the Paris round-up of the Jews with the main characters very busy modern life as a American journalist, wife, and mother married to a French man. The book is an entertaining page turner and informative about a little know or written part of French history during that time period.

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