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Yankoski does a pretty decent job at trying to live and subsequently relay the real lives of America's homeless. His motives are right, he wants to know what it's really like to be an outcast and a nobody, he would have no idea of knowing that since he was an upper-middle-class college kid from a solid and cohesive family. He also was a Christian. He set out on a planned period of time to be homeless, with a friend, and experience longing and rejection first hand. His discoveries are in line with reality, the truth about how we neglect the poor and homeless, the church being among the worst. He unfolds his account in easy reading prose, albeit with plenty of "Christianese" and "Christian culture", but if you can read it and get at the heart of what he's trying to say and sense his heart as well it is an extremely worthwhile read. I'll add that, as he also states in his book, he cannot truly know what it's like to be homeless since he has no addictions, no mental illness, has a plan and a definitive end in sight, and knows he will have all the "wants" in his life once again. However, he does a good job of getting as close as is possible.
I LOVED this story which follows an extraordinary life over more than 100 years of New York history. It was just awesome - and I read it on my honeymoon, so I've got fond memories of the time I spent reading it, too.
I loved this. It would have been perfectly ended as a stand alone novel, but I think a sequel is planned? Anyway, it was very convincing, and I adored Amy. The plot wasn't at all predictable, but there were enough clues in there so that I wasn't hopelessly confused the entire time. I loved it.
This was borrowed from the public library. Adult historical fiction. This is historical fiction at its very best. Excellent writing. Civil War, the Union Underground in Richmond, Virginia. Eliza VanLew was a Union spy. I have been to Richmond, but only to the capitol building and a stuffy museum full of southern history :) This book was great!
If half-stars were allowed for ratings, this one would be 2.5 for me. Isn't this book cover gorgeous? The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais is the story of a young Indian boy whose family emigrates first to England, then to France, after the matriarch dies in a riot in Mumbai. The boy has a knack in the kitchen and in fact grows up to be the first foreign-born chef in France to earn 3 Michelin stars. I wanted to love it--the very promising blurbs and the starred reviews, not to mention the subject matter, made me think I would love it--but I did not. There is some very good food writing and some of the story I enjoyed, but it lacked that figurative pinch of salt to bring out the rich flavors that I was hoping for. The narrator also tends to hold the reader at the same distance that he holds everybody else in his life. Still, if you're a foodie or at all involved in the food industry, it's worth a look. Incidentally, it's the third book I've read this year that qualifies for the South Asian Challenge hosted by S. Krishna's Books, and that was one of the driving forces behind my finishing it.
Người dùng coi những cuốn sách này là thú vị nhất trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Thư viện Sách hướng dẫn" khuyến cáo rằng tất cả các độc giả sẽ làm quen với văn học này.