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Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger
"I am attracted to the intensity of all of Niffenegger's work. In Her Fearful Symmetry, she shows us that when we die we are in fact born."
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My Stagedoor Family: A Multi-Genre Tribute
Lori J. Mann
My Stagedoor Family is a woman's tribute to her celebrated grandparents, Jack and Jean Mann. In this brilliantly crafted collection of personal and familial accounts, Ms. Mann blends the history of her grandfather's pioneering work in theatrical sound design with the story of her family's New England summer cottage, Stagedoor, built during the Great Depression.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
"Jeannette Walls is raw and unashamed as she writes of her childhood in her memoir, The Glass Castle. Raised by quirky and negligent but loving parents, Walls' voice could be one of pity but instead is one of loving reminiscence."
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The reader will experience an immediate sense of affection for this story as Ms. Mann writes of her emotional connection to the cottage and the appreciation she holds for her grandparents and the rest of her Stagedoor family.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert
"Many people claim to have dreams and wishes, but they aren't ambitious enough to fulfill them. In Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert doesn't talk about her dreams; she goes after them."
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
"Louisa May Alcott is one of my all-time favorite American writers. No one is too young or too old to enjoy Little Women because it focuses on three of the things we should all strive for: being dependable, developing ourselves, and loving our family."
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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables Series
L.M. Montgomery
"I have loved L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables for as long as I can remember. Anne and I we were pals from the start, sharing a similar imagination. I reread this book every few years to keep alive the Anne Shirley in me."
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Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
Truth & Beauty
Ann Patchett
"This is a testament to true friendship...friendship at its core. Every woman and her best friend should read this intense and insightful story of two friends who were connected by choice, not by blood."
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