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Books:  February 28, 2018

Recent Books Read to Me

When I sew, I listen to downloaded books from the Maine State Library online system.

Three recent books I listened to are worth sharing.

First, APE HOUSE by Sara Gruen, author of the popular WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.  I was astonished at the human language acquistion of these apes.

via Book Review – Ape House – By Sara Gruen – The New York Times


A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME is a first novel that was unexpectedly interesting–probably because it explores when good people fall under the sway of a terrible “strong” man who uses religion to manipulate them.  I’ve long said that belief systems are among the most powerful things on the face of this earth.

Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind Than Home” – The Washington Post


DEEP DOWN TRUE falls into a lighter vein, but I enjoyed its desire to grapple with some difficult issues.  How does a “nice” person manage when faced with difficult life choices?  Maybe it depends on the depth of the person’s niceness.  Or maybe the person learns to recognize when “nice” isn’t going to work.  And maybe the person learns why her “niceness” formed in the first place.

Deep Down True: A Novel: Juliette Fay: 9780143118510: Amazon.com: Books



Written by louisaenright

March 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm

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  1. Did you ever read The Tobacco Factory? If not, I think you would really enjoy it…about Charleston.

    Sent from my iPhone


    June Derr

    March 2, 2018 at 8:02 am

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