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The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781616203160
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 21st, 2013

This is one of my favorite "fun" reads this year! Mystery with a little bit of Romance with a lot of art. Shapiro writes elegantly with witty and deftly drawn characters and dialogue. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780061624773
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 18th, 2009

This is a complex story: is memory genetic? Is it faulty or frail? Or is it true to the subconscious? Throw in lace-making and witchcraft and a family. A great read! ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385475778
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Published: Anchor - December 1st, 1995

Here, the author of several novels tells the story or stories of the lives of these women of Arabia through her own story of going from being a journalist to becoming a storyteller. The scent of pomegranates and myrrh linger in your head when you read this one. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine by Thomas Andrew Denenberg - Book Review

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By Thomas Andrew Denenberg, Tim Bolton (Contributions by), James F. O'Gorman (Contributions by), Erica E. Hirshler (Contributions by), Marc Simpson (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9780300184426
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Published: Yale University Press - December 11th, 2012

I am so grateful for Art - food for the eye, the heart and the soul. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250024114
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Published: Picador - February 26th, 2013

A unique voice in women's studies, this is about woman - singular and plural and nature. One of my favorite books - ever. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812977738
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 4th, 2010

This is one of my favorites of Jon's books - do animals have souls; do dogs-pets read us and reflect back what we want to see; what is the difference between soul and spirit - is there a difference? ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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