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MR Palomar

MR Palomar

by Italo Calvino

Observing Mr. Palomar

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3out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 days ago

Italo Calvino's short novel, "Mr. Palomar" (1983) is a thoughtful, philosophical work, elegantly written. As is sometimes the case with novels of ideas, the book is static with little in the way of ... More

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Damn the Defiant!

Damn the Defiant!

directed by Lewis Gilbert
Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Quayle, Tom Bell, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Excellent movie

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5out of 5 by Bruce B 5 days ago

A little misty-eyed romanticism can't get in the way of this brutally honest depiction of life on board a British warship during the Napoleonic Wars. Realistically photographed with some thrilling ... More

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Free as a Bird [US Single]

Free as a Bird [US Single]

by The Beatles

Excellent experience

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5out of 5 by RF 5 days ago

Item arrived only a few days after my order. The packaging was done carefully (excellent packaging) and the item is in great condition. Thank you so much. Will recommend the seller to friends. More

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100 Extraordinary Stories of Prayer for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith

100 Extraordinary Stories of Prayer for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith

by Jean Fischer

It doesn't take much to pray to God.

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5out of 5 by Tena Kay 5 days ago

100 Extraordinary Stories of Prayer for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith
By Jean Fischer
Hard Back, 208 Pages
Published: November 1, 2019
Shiloh Run Kidz
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The Confession

The Confession

by Jessie Burton

Relationships and Friendships

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3out of 5 by Soozee 7 days ago

This book centres on three women - Elise Morceau, a young woman who falls in love with an author, Constance Holden and then her daughter Rose who is searching for her mother.

The interplay between ... More

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"Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken": Eleven Fateful Days After Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863

"Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken": Eleven Fateful Days After Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863

by Thomas J. Ryan, Richard R. Schaus

The Eleven Days After Gettysburg

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 7 days ago

Following defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia determined on a retreat. Retreats are always hazardous, and the retreat from Gettysburg was ... More

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Lake Season

Lake Season

by Denise Hunter

Living Without Fear

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4out of 5 by Claudia 7 days ago

Fear. Fear of not measuring up. Fear of letting people down. Fear of not being loving or lovable enough. Fear of having your heart broken. The theme of living a life controlled by fear versus the ... More

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Black Tea

Black Tea

by Stephen Morris

Excellent !

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5out of 5 by Jon 7 days ago

Excellent ! A wonderful book, could not put it down ! Recommend most heartily... More

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Interventional Pain Procedures: Handbook and Video Guide

Interventional Pain Procedures: Handbook and Video Guide

by Michael Sabia, MD, Rajat Mathur, MD

GreatVideos!

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5out of 5 by Kendra 8 days ago

Concise handbook with super videos. Love the bullet points and high yield facts. Totally recommend this More

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The Young Hitler I Knew

The Young Hitler I Knew

by August Kubizek, E. V. Anderson (Translator)

Yes, Hitler's Life Is Interesting

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4out of 5 by Bill M 8 days ago

The author was friends with Hitler in their late teens and roomed with him in Vienna, where they both hoped to study. "Hoped" because Hitler failed to get into art school, while the author ... More

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Foul Play Is Not Suspected

Foul Play Is Not Suspected

by Andrew Weiss (Editor), Steve Murphy

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 9 days ago

It's almost impossible not to come across a story every day about another victim of the opioid/mental health crisis that is devastating cities around the globe.

This ongoing tragedy encompasses so ... More

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The Vanishing Man: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series

The Vanishing Man: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series

by Charles Finch

A Mystery at the height of Victorian Society

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5out of 5 by Soozee 10 days ago

This was a very entertaining and unusual mystery. Charles Lenox is a Victorian aristocrat who, against the wishes of his family, has set himself up as a detective. He is now beginning to gain the ... More

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The Return of King Lillian

The Return of King Lillian

by Suzie Plakson

Brilliant & Inspiring!

5out of 5 by C.T. 10 days ago

What an amazing novel! It's funny and heartwrenching and surprising and deep, and the insightful, intrepid Lillian of Everywhere totally captures your heart. She's an iconic new hero, so clever and ... More

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Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

by F Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald's Tender Is The Night

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 11 days ago

F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1934 novel "Tender is the Night" is a story of part of America's "Lost Generation" in the period following WW I. Most of the story is set on the French Riviera in the 1920s with ... More

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The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

by Pico Iyer

The Open Road

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 11 days ago

Pico Iyer's new book subtitled "The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama" takes its title and theme from an essay by D. H. Lawrence about Walt Whitman and his poem, "The Song of the Open Road" ... More

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A Deathly Silence (DCI Helen Lavery Book 3)

A Deathly Silence (DCI Helen Lavery Book 3)

by Jane Isaac

Authentic, plausible and engaging

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5out of 5 by Hazel 11 days ago

Having read a few of Jane Isaac's books and thoroughly enjoyed them, I had no hesitation in picking this despite not having read the previous 2 in the series and I wasn't disappointed.

This is an ... More

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Annihilation

Annihilation

directed by Alex Garland
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac

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5out of 5 by billy 11 days ago

Alex Garland is one of the best Sci-Fi writer/directors currently active. Annihilation is a creepy and thought provoking Cosmic Horror film that fans of Lovecraft and Weird Fiction will want to see. More

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Ex Machina

Ex Machina

directed by Alex Garland
Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Claire Selby, Symara Templeman, Corey Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno

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5out of 5 by billy 11 days ago

Alex Garland is one of the best current Sci-Fi writer/directors currently working. This is a great little isolated, claustrophobic drama around the dangers of AI. More

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike

by Dinah Bucholz

Harry Potter

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5out of 5 by Ann E 12 days ago

Just the idea is great. The book was in great shape very pleased with it.
I collect cookbooks and is giving this to my great grandaughter for Christmas
as her first and hope she enjoys cooking as ... More

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The Man in the Wooden Hat

The Man in the Wooden Hat

by Jane Gardam

The Story Of Betty Feathers

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 12 days ago

This 2009 novel by Jane Gardam tells the story of Elizabeth Macintosh and her long marriage to Sir Edward Feathers, who is commonly known as "Old Filth". The name is off-putting in approaching the ... More

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time Into English

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time Into English

by Martin G Abegg, Peter Flint, Eugene Ulrich

Value for Money

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4out of 5 by David 12 days ago

This Bible is an excellent addition to your library. In a world where many try to discredit the Bible, this is a useful tool for supporting the integrity of the Bible over 2000 years of history, and ... More

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Death in the East

Death in the East

by Abir Mukherjee

An Indian Murder

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4out of 5 by Soozee 12 days ago

This book is set both India and London. The first part follows the story of Sam Wyndham who in 1905 was a policeman in London, and who discovered the body of a woman he once loved. Simultaneously ... More

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Mango Rash: Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta

Mango Rash: Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta

by Nan Sanders Pokerwinski

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 12 days ago

Every person in their youth has dreamt of escaping to some exotic locale for fun, freedom, and newness. Someplace on the globe that is 'other'; a place that can physically represent the internal ... More

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

my thought on the kite runner

4out of 5 by jason 12 days ago

The novel kite runner was very enjoyable book being that there was enough action and twists to keep the reader hooked but alongside that the novel had well developed characters and a good story ... More

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