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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway (1920s)
Aside from being interesting as a biography of one of America's great writers, this was also an insightful follow-up to my recent reading of A Paris Wife- basically, Hadley and Ernest's lives in Paris during the 1920s being told from different perspectives in different works. I did really enjoy the ending of this book as it shows some regrets of Hemingway's Paris days (in particular, the loss of Hadley, his true love), and sheds light on other great artists and writers during this time. (sidebar: A Midnight in Paris is a fun movie to watch after reading these books) -- Added by HaleyJo09 on 02/05/2014

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The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (2000s)
This was such a fun read. The protagonist, Don, is a well-developed, insightful and eccentric character. Don first approaches love and the search for a life partner as a practical endeavor to find someone foolproof compatible. Rosie is not this person. As a surprise to Don, he falls completely for a Rosie, discovering that his challenges with feeling empathy are not mutually exclusive with love. In this process, Don, who was coached by those closest to him in proper social behaviors, teaches those around him that he's not the only one with lessons to learn. -- Added by HaleyJo09 on 01/27/2014

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Loving Frank
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (1910s)
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Knowing the story of Mamah Borthwick- particularly her tragic and gruesome death- was like hearing the train on the tracks, anticipating the wreck, and refusing to turn away, instead looking for clues as to how, why, and having the joy knowing she was living her true life. To learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright, his essence, eccentricities, foibles,and genius through the lens of not only Mamah, who loved him dearly, but through society's judgemental bias was to learn more about the man. Mamah, a brilliant and courageous scholar herself, illustrates the struggles of womanhood, maternal love, and marriage. An engaging read and interesting complement to The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain. -- Added by HaleyJo09 on 01/12/2014

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