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936 members
51 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,059 members
50 reviews
4.2
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ahef1963: Fascinating glimpses at a journalist covering the entire continent of Africa; enlightening and illuminating.
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747 members
11 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963: Memoir of a young woman who joined a convent and details of her life within it.
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173 members
4 reviews
4.1
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154 members
2 reviews
3.8
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ahef1963: American nun and priest walk the Pilgrim's path to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
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4,340 members
290 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963: Can't recommend this book too highly. Shocking and redemptive.
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6,801 members
250 reviews
½ 4.3
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ahef1963: Stunning memoir of life in Iran in graphic novel format.
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625 members
36 reviews
½ 3.7
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ahef1963: Best true crime novel I've ever read.
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1,055 members
60 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963: Immensely powerful memoir of a young journalist kidnapped and tortured in Somalia.
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325 members
4 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963: I have a lifelong fascination in Orthodox Judaism, and for that reason this book is indispensable.
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6,294 members
166 reviews
4.2
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190 members
4 reviews
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444 members
8 reviews
3.9
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9,762 members
217 reviews
3.8
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9,047 members
229 reviews
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1,889 members
40 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963: Not just an autobiography but excellent social history as well.
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2,137 members
53 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963: Young woman's memoir of nursing during the First World War. Some of it is heartbreaking.
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8,579 members
517 reviews
3.9
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8,790 members
221 reviews
3.9
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ahef1963: Meticulously detailed investigation into Fundamentalist Mormonism in Utah and Arizona. I couldn't put it down.
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2,671 members
99 reviews
3.9
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4 members
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5,113 members
200 reviews
4.2
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1,781 members
43 reviews
3.9
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ahef1963: Immersive memoir of Conroy's year spent teaching Gullah children on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.
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13,959 members
311 reviews
4.2
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ahef1963: An almost unbelievable account of Krakauer's summit of Mount Everest and the disaster that occurs on top of the world's highest mountain.