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Four Books I Highly Recommend

I recently finished four books which I highly recommend.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – If you are interested in animal studies (a chimpanzee being raised as a girl’s sibling, how they both interact with each other and with other family members), and how this situation altered the young girl’s life, then this is a book for you. I totally enjoyed the novel, and appreciate the author’s untiring research in order to bring credence to the novel.

Henna House – Henna is absorbing in more ways than one, along with tradition, culture, and Yemin Jews within the pages of this excellent novel.

Limbo: A Novel, holds a story line that is relevant in many aspects, especially regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in those who have been wounded while in the military, fighting a war in a foreign land.

Raquela: A Woman of Israel is an story about an amazing woman, a woman with deep regard for humanity and human life, and a woman of devotion to her country and her job as nurse during a crucial time in Israel.


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Book Diva Recommends

sky and path

If you are interested in writing, from novels to memoirs, the links below are excellent resources that will help you develop your skills. The sky is the limit, when it comes to creativity and writing!

The Right to Write, by Julia Cameron I highly recommend all of her books regarding writing.

Old Friend From Far Away, by Natalie Goldberg, and also Writing Down the Bones

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
, by Stephen King

Seven Secrets of Book Writing, by Jason Moser

Writing Life Stories, by Bill Roorbach

The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well, by Paula LaRocque

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Book Diva’s Monday Musings – January 7, 2013

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Sit back, sip your favorite beverage, have a scone and jam, relax, and read.

The list below is one which shows a few books that are of interest to me. Each one looks, to me, to be fascinating. Some are fiction, some non-fiction, blending different genres.

The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets and People, by Neil Shubin is a science book that sounds intriguing regarding why we look the way we do in the scheme of things.

Fans of Bruce Springsteen will love the biography, Bruce, by Peter Ames Carlin.

Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters, sounds like a fascinating look at the man through his letters.

If you are a Neil Gaiman fan, his latest adult book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, will be on sale 6/18/13.

Jezebel, by Irene Nemirovsky, is a must-buy for me.

A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1800-1960, is a book that sounds fascinating, to me.

Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult has a theme that sounds like a story line that gives much to ponder.

Study the Panther!, by John Banville, looks like a compelling read regarding Rainer Maria Rilke.

Hoping your Monday is a good one!

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