Tag Archives: Nonfiction

The Lost City of Z

—4— I love good nonfiction.  Not everyone reads nonfiction, perhaps it makes people think of schoolwork, but great nonfiction is nothing like textbooks.  Nonfiction can be just as exciting, mind-bending, heartbreaking, romantic, and literary as fiction, if not more-so.  I … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

—4— Amazon.com released its lists of the 100 best books of 2010, one list ranked by editors, the other by readers.  Here is the top 10 by the editors: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Faithful Place: … Continue reading

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Another Great Idea from Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl is probably the most famous librarian out there.  I mean, I even had her action figure.  She is the author of the incredibly useful Book Lust books, which are books about books!  And now I hear she has … Continue reading

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Survival of the Sickest

Well here we have a review of a book I read over a year ago.  Not exactly ideal, but I really liked the book so I wanted to make sure it finally got mentioned. —4— From Publisher’s Weekly: Moalem, a … Continue reading

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The Deadly Dinner Party: and Other Medical Detective Stories

—3.5— The Deadly Dinner Party by Jonathan A. Edlow M.D. was a fun little non-fiction romp for me.  Medical detective stories good enough for House, M.D., and thus right up my alley! From Publisher’s Weekly Mimicking the style of his … Continue reading

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The Monster of Florence

—4— What a fantastically horrifying true crime novel!  Loved it! From Publishers Weekly: United in their obsession with a grisly Italian serial murder case almost three decades old, thriller writer Preston (coauthor, Brimstone) and Italian crime reporter Spezi seek to uncover … Continue reading

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What the Andersons Have Been Reading

I realized I haven’t reviewed several of the (semi)recent Anderson family Book Club reads.  So here are some quick musings on them! Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson —4— Crashing Through is … Continue reading

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

—3.5— My physician assistant class read Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down for our Professional Seminar course, its purpose to help us examine cultural competency in medicine.  Since then I have found out that this book … Continue reading

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The Demon in the Freezer

  —4— I know what you’re saying.  What a funny title!  I wish I had something interesting in my freezer, other than those peas and some vanilla ice cream, and what could be more interesting than A DEMON.  But oh no, you … Continue reading

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Stumbling on Happiness

  —4— My lovely boyfriend, in an effort to cheer me up, gave me this book, Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness.  The premise of the book is simple: you may think you know what makes you happy, but you would … Continue reading

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