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Dark, Salt, Clear
The Life of a Fishing Town
Lamorna Ash - Dec 01, 2020
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From an adventurous and discerning new voice reminiscent of Robert Macfarlane, a captivating portrait of a community eking out its living in a coastal landscape as stark and storied as it is beautiful. Before arriving in Newlyn, a Cornish fishing village at the end of the railway line, Lamorna Ash was told that no fisherman would want a girl joinin...
Russell Roberts
Feb 12, 2021
Great book, too. Brava, @LamornaAsh      source
A Soldier of the Great War
Mark Helprin - Jun 01, 2005 (first published in 1991)
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From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin, a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war.Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and, while a student of painting at the ancient university in ...
Russell Roberts
Dec 11, 2020
@byeliad An incredible book.      source
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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
Russ Roberts - Oct 13, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune.Adam Smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. But few people know that when it came to the behavior of individuals--the way we perceive oursel...
Russell Roberts
Jul 16, 2020
I loved both of these books...      source
Open
An Autobiography
Andre Agassi - Aug 10, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight...
Russell Roberts
Jul 16, 2020
I loved both of these books...      source