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Reading for fun and to learn...
These are some of my favorite books of the last year. Most of them offer insight on a larger topic, in addition to an up-close view of the person's life. I find I retain information best when I learn history or current events via a personal account. I also love Barbara Kingsolver and some of Laura Restrepo's fiction - Isle of Passion is historical fiction. So far this is what I can currently remember of the last year of reading. I would love to hear about more titles that may continue on the themes represented by these books, or new ideas...   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: Paula /
Paula
Allende, Isabel
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 AL575
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Cover Art: The house of the spirits /
The house of the spirits
Allende, Isabel
Adult Fiction ALLENDE
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Cover Art: Pinochet and me : a Chilean anti-memoir /
Pinochet and me : a Chilean anti-memoir
Cooper, Marc
Adult Nonfiction Book 983.065 C
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Cover Art: Love in the time of cholera /
Love in the time of cholera
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, 1928-
Adult Fiction GARCIA
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Cover Art: One hundred years of solitude /
One hundred years of solitude
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, 1928-
Adult Fiction GARCIA MA
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Cover Art: Dreaming in Cuban /
Dreaming in Cuban
Garcia, Cristina, 1958-
Adult Fiction GARCIA
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Cover Art: Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indo
Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indo
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book 910.4 G
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Cover Art: When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa /
When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa
Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Adult Nonfiction Book 968.9105 G
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Cover Art: Infidel /
Infidel
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H618
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Cover Art: A thousand splendid suns /
A thousand splendid suns
Hosseini, Khaled
Adult Fiction HOSSEIN
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Cover Art: Kabul in winter : life without peace in Afghanistan /
Kabul in winter : life without peace in Afghanistan
Jones, Ann, 1937-
Adult Nonfiction Book 958.104 J
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Cover Art: Looking for Lovedu : days and nights in Africa /
Looking for Lovedu : days and nights in Africa
Jones, Ann, 1937-
Adult Nonfiction Book 916 J
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Cover Art: Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life /
Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Adult Nonfiction Book 641.0973 K
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Cover Art: Prodigal summer : a novel /
Prodigal summer : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Adult Fiction KINGSOLVE
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Cover Art: Cunt : a declaration of independence /
Cunt : a declaration of independence
Muscio, Inga
Adult Nonfiction Book 305.4 M
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Cover Art: In defense of food : an eater's manifesto /
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto
Pollan, Michael
Adult Nonfiction Book 613 P
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Cover Art: The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals /
The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals
Pollan, Michael
Adult Nonfiction Book 394.12 P
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Cover Art: Isle of passion : a novel /
Isle of passion : a novel
Restrepo, Laura
Adult Fiction RESTREP
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Cover Art: A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal /
A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal
Seierstad, Asne, 1970-
Adult Nonfiction Book 956.70443 S
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Cover Art: The bookseller of Kabul /
The bookseller of Kabul
Seierstad, Asne, 1970-
Adult Nonfiction Book 958.1 S
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Cover Art: The places in between /
The places in between
Stewart, Rory
Adult Nonfiction Book 958.104 S
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