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Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer

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Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel By Sena Jeter Naslund Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061767654
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 19th, 2009

Ahab's Wife: or, The Star-Gazer was inspired by some brief passages in Moby Dick, but is very much a wondrous world unto itself. In this ambitious and powerful novel with an unforgettable heroine, Naslund offers the story of Una Spenser from her childhood in Kentucky through a life of adventure and spiritual questing. She encounters a series of fascinating experiences that are by turns complex, romantic, horrifying, and ultimately fulfilling. A mesmerizing work. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Last Breath

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Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure By Peter Stark Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345441515
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 1st, 2002

Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance details how people react to dire situations and are compelled to fight back to life, or not. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Julie and Romeo

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Julie and Romeo: A Novel By Jeanne Ray Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307986726
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Published: Crown - January 1st, 2013

Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray is a delightful novel revolving around two sixty-something adults, Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani, both owning rival flower shops in Boston. Like the Montagues and the Capulets in the Shakespeare play which provides inspiration for this tale, their families have always been enemies. But after Romeo becomes a widower and Julie divorced from her super-charged, omnipresent erstwhile business partner-husband, they cautiously but resolutely enter into a relationship that spawns all sorts of family havoc. This is a hilarious, warm and satisfying story and is testimony to how love comes in strange ways to people of all ages. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

The Caregiver

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The Caregiver (Culture and Politics of Health Care Work) By Aaron Alterra, Arthur Kleinman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Aaron Alterra, Arthur Kleinman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780801474347
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Published: ILR Press - January 22nd, 2008

This is a beautiful love story, as well as an insightful story for any caregiver of an Alzheimer's patient, by a man in his 70's dealing with his wife's illness. He describes the numerous frustrations and inadequacies of the medical establishment, as well as the practical aspects of how to deal with this very sad condition. An extraordinary journey by a wonderful writer. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Amy and Isabelle

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Amy and Isabelle: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375705199
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 2000

A really absorbing and well written novel about the intricacies and rivalries between a mother and daughter. Coming of age versus coming to terms with a past. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow


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