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A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.
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March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Some...
“ Sometimes when I’ve felt despondent for several days, it helps to discipline myself by saying, ‘I’m going to think only positive thoughts.’ Enough is enough! ”
"...how much nearer can we come to understanding any one of the myriad dead who have gone to the…more
[close] "...how much nearer can we come to understanding any one of the myriad dead who have gone to their graves, carrying their real secrets, of motive and essence and personality, into the silence with them?" Norah Lofts, The Brittle Glass, 1942 One of our favorite authors is the wonderful Norah Lofts and many of her books are, to our great delight, being reprinted. NL wrote many novels, mostly historical, mostly with rural settings, all wonderfully crafted and intelligently and emotionally engaging. She also wrote memorable novelised histories of Anne Boleyn, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Katharine of Aragon, Richard Coeur de Lion and many others, in addition to several non fiction subjects. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Peter Curtis and Juliet Astley.
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This is the place where we make history! or perhaps just discuss it....but it just doesn't sound…more
[close] This is the place where we make history! or perhaps just discuss it....but it just doesn't sound as cool. LOL Mathmatics group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1195439-mathematics World Literature group:https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1195654-world-literature
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Ex libris et in disceptationem
[close] Ex libris et in disceptationem
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Jackson, Tennessee based club. Read what you want, when you want! Though, we may choose to read …more
[close] Jackson, Tennessee based club. Read what you want, when you want! Though, we may choose to read something together every now and then if the group desires. But, at the very least, this is a place where West Tennesseans can chat about our love of books! The option is open to meet in person if there is enough interest throughout the group. We can begin that discussion as time goes on and as we get the group going.
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