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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oddly enough, I picked upHow to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci: Seven Steps to Genius Everyday by Michael Gelbbecause it was referenced in an article I read in the paper about creatively budgeting money.The author of the article said that after years of...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Perfect Snowman by Preston McDaniels

This wonderfully written and illustrated picture book tells a great story about a...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Set in London in the years after World War I, Maisie Dobbs is an independent young woman who has established a business as a “psychologist and investigator”. Her cases often require her to work closely with Inspector Stratton of the Scotland Yard where her insight into the human spirit and psyche lead her to find solutions beyond the obvious. This time Maisie is presented with three cases that appear very different and yet become entwined as she delves into the past of each and puts the pieces together. A young girl discovered dazed and bloody is accused of murder. Sir Cecil Lawton promises his wife on her deathbed that he will find proof that...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I discovered Russell Freedman when I stumbled acrossEleanor Roosevelt: a life of Discovery.I enjoyed the book so much; I ended up naming our cats Franklin and Eleanor.Russell Freedman draws you into his current subject and doesn’t let you go.I eagerly await his new titles.The latest is...

Truth and Beauty

by Ann Patchett
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A very interesting read. This is a story (nonfiction) about the friendship between Ann and a fellow writer, Lucy Grealy. If you are interested in gaining insights into what a writer's life is like, you would enjoy this book. Most of all, it is about friendship. I think it would be a good book club pick because it would generate lots of good discussion questions.

Margaret, Reference