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The Alchemist Book Review

Although it was first published in 1988 and has become one of the best-selling novels of all time, I only recently learned of The Alchemist, written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. This 174-page allegorical story of an Andalusian shepherd, who … Continue reading

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Dublin

Everyone should spend at least one St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. With an estimated half-million people crowded into the streets of central Dublin, it was a bit challenging to view the parade, but excellent for people watching. We finally ended … Continue reading

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The Tiger’s Wife

I recently joined a new book discussion group, which I have been looking to do since I moved to Oregon. I belonged to 2 book discussion groups when I lived in Las Vegas, and I miss the camaraderie of connecting … Continue reading

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The Round House

In November 2012 Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House was awarded the National Book Award for Fiction, beating out a rather competitive field. This was the 14th novel from this award-winning Native American author. I hadn’t previously read any of her work, but after … Continue reading

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Le Divorce

While I was in Las Vegas for Christmas, my father gave me a paperback copy of the novel Le Divorce, which he had just finished reading. He said the main character–a young woman who has recently relocated from California to … Continue reading

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