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    Paradise Falls about working class women who fought against injustice on behalf of their kids at Love Canal. I see parallels to today.

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    I just finished 2 novels. They were both OK reads, but nothing spectacular:
    Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan - Irish immigrant family saga
    Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay - story about a teen girl who is possessed or having a psychotic breakdown. I expected to like it more than I did.

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    I just finished Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich. I think Jane might have recommended it; actually, I think she might have written it under a pen name.
    I would kind of sum it up as "exercise, eat right, live a healthy lifestyle and die anyway." Also, the medical establishment doesn't know as much as we would hope (but hey, it's still usually better than the alternatives to a science-based approach).

    This was book #26 for 2022 and I've finished off another page of "the list."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I just finished Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich. I think Jane might have recommended it; actually, I think she might have written it under a pen name.
    I would kind of sum it up as "exercise, eat right, live a healthy lifestyle and die anyway." Also, the medical establishment doesn't know as much as we would hope (but hey, it's still usually better than the alternatives to a science-based approach).

    This was book #26 for 2022 and I've finished off another page of "the list."
    I think I read that a while back and liked it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I just finished Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich. I think Jane might have recommended it; actually, I think she might have written it under a pen name.
    I would kind of sum it up as "exercise, eat right, live a healthy lifestyle and die anyway." Also, the medical establishment doesn't know as much as we would hope (but hey, it's still usually better than the alternatives to a science-based approach).

    This was book #26 for 2022 and I've finished off another page of "the list."
    Or not! I have 4 instances where this was not the case. Sometimes the docs just prescribe drugs or procedures to make extra cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I just finished Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich. I think Jane might have recommended it; actually, I think she might have written it under a pen name.
    I would kind of sum it up as "exercise, eat right, live a healthy lifestyle and die anyway." Also, the medical establishment doesn't know as much as we would hope (but hey, it's still usually better than the alternatives to a science-based approach).

    This was book #26 for 2022 and I've finished off another page of "the list."
    Hahaha! I would also like to take credit for The Last Well Person which I wrote under the nom de plume Norton M Hadler.

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    I just finished a novel that I really liked a lot. I'm surprised it never got more fame, since it reminded me a bit of Where the Crawdads Sing, and I thought it was every bit as good. The book was The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni, published in 2016. It's a human drama/psychological suspense novel about a nature photographer set on the Farallon Islands, so the setting was also very interesting and an important part of the story.

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    Because Our Fathers Lied by Robert McNamara's son, autobiography

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    I've read 3 more books since my last post (two were real quickies):
    You Should have Left by Daniel Kehlmann - short but delightfully creepy little story, almost Lovecraftian in some respects
    Possums are Not Cute by Ally Burguieres - a sweet little book with lots of photos by an opossum rescuer
    News of the World by Paulette Jiles - I loved this book SO much! Lainey had recommended it on this forum in 2019 when I posted that I was reading True Grit. It was somewhat of a western (and I don't really care for westerns), but for me the story, characters and relationships transcended the genre. I highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I've read 3 more books since my last post (two were real quickies):
    You Should have Left by Daniel Kehlmann - short but delightfully creepy little story, almost Lovecraftian in some respects
    Possums are Not Cute by Ally Burguieres - a sweet little book with lots of photos by an opossum rescuer
    News of the World by Paulette Jiles - I loved this book SO much! Lainey had recommended it on this forum in 2019 when I posted that I was reading True Grit. It was somewhat of a western (and I don't really care for westerns), but for me the story, characters and relationships transcended the genre. I highly recommend it.
    I watched the movie starring Tom Hanks and did not care for it. The book is usually better anyway IMO.

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