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The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia
David E. Hoffman
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Arun Gandhi, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller
Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63
Taylor Branch
The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
Paul A. Johnsgard
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Robin D.G. Kelley
Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese
The Boy on the Porch - Sharon Creech

A simple story, beautifully told. The first 2/3 has kind of a mythical tone to it; she brings to ground gracefully, and the last act follows through nicely.


I am baffled by the people criticizing it as something only adults can enjoy. It came to me by recommendations from my son and daughter. It's intriguing enough to keep an adult engaged, certainly, but neither of my kids had any problem engaging with it themselves. I highly recommend reading this with, or alongside, your kids.