Tag Archives: non-fiction

Salt, Sugar, Fat Book Review

I first heard of the book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us when my friend Claire reviewed it earlier this summer, and thought it sounded like an interesting read. Last week I received a free copy of the … Continue reading

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Wild Book Review

I feel like I am a bit late to join the group of people reading Cheryl Strayed’s popular memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Last year’s non-fiction sensation continues to be a best-seller. This week … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

When I was a kid, my parents would sign my sister and I up for summer reading at our local public library each year. It is one of those few childhood memories that I still have, and my participation perhaps … Continue reading

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Madeleine Albright “Plays” the Bagdad Theater

Last night my husband and I went to see former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speak at the historic Bagdad Theater & Pub in Portland. She was in town promoting her fifth book Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and … Continue reading

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Desert Queen

For the many of us who believe there aren’t enough biographies about strong women from past generations, Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia, is an important read. Prior to reading … Continue reading


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