Reviews by KieraP
Cray-cray
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This psychological thriller is set on a nut farm- both literally and figuratively. Galen, a 23-year-old who has never spent a day away from his mother, Susie Q, longs to align his chakras and experience deep meditations. Unfortunately, his money-hoarding mom, deeply bitter aunt, sexually depraved cousin and poor dementia-ridden grandmother are all standing in his way to spritual fulfillment. When his mother threatens to send him to prison, Galen's last few screws come loose as he comtemplates how far he is willing to go to save himself. This page-turner will lead you into a sometimes comic, sometimes cruel, but altogether unsettling glimpse into a family gone to dirt.
Mary Poppins for a New Generation
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Hilarious, charming, and begging to be made into a movie. This book has everything- adventure, hair-raising suspense, family drama, and humor!
Whether you're doing a report or simply interested in learning more about the ill-fated voyage of the SS Titanic, the unique volume combines primary source documents, photographs, charts, and personal letters that offer a very poignant glimpse into the lives of both survivors and victims. From John Jacob Astor's gold pocket watch, to a posters and advertisements for the "unsinkable" new ship, this volume brings the passengers to life in a way that James Cameron did not quite manage.
Big Apple or Big Oyster?
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Before New York City became known as the Big Apple, it could have rightfully been called the Big Oyster. In this compelling and highly readable book, Mark Kurlansky tells the story of New York and the development of the New World through the lens of an unlikely subject: the oyster. Did you know that oysters in New York Harbor once measured nearly a foot across? Did you know that oysters were so plentiful in the Hudson that they were considered a staple in early Dutch and British diets? They were enjoyed by rich and poor alike! How is it that an area once containing over half of the world's entire oyster population now offers oysters so polluted that they are unfit for human consumption? Whether your a foodie, an environmentalist, or a history buff, The Big Oyster will satisfy.
Great documentary
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Named one of the 50 Greatest Documentaries of all time. This longitudinal study follows 14 British children beginning in 1964 when the children were 7-years-old. New films are produces on the subjects every 7 years. The children were chosen to represent a variety of different socio-economic backgrounds. The essential question posed is: Does social status predetermine future success or failure? Watch this fascinating series and come to your own conclusions.