Hillary Clinton
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  • The Return of the Prodigal Son

    The Return of the Prodigal Son

    The Return of the Prodigal Son

    Henri J. M. Nouwen
    Religion
    4.31 (20,400)

    A chance encounter with a reproduction of rembrandt's painting, the return of the prodigal son, catapulted henri nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. in his highly-acclaimed book of the same title, he shares the deeply personal meditation that led him to discover the place within which god has chosen to dwell. this lent course, which has been adapted from the book, helps us to reflect on the meaning of the parable for our own lives. divided into five sessions, the course moves through the parable exploring our reaction to the

    Hillary Clinton

    had a profound effect on me, and that I believe will be equally meaningful to others.

    Aug 15, 2000 — Source

  • Carried Away

    Carried Away

    Carried Away

    Alice Munro
    4.16 (1,564)

    Carried away is a dazzling selection of stories–seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career.alice munro has been repeatedly hailed as one of our greatest living writers, a reputation that has been growing for years. the stories brought together here span a quarter century, drawn from some of her earliest books, the beggar maid and the moons of jupiter, through her recent best-selling collection, runaway. here are such favorites as “royal beatings” in which a young girl, her father, and stepmother release the tension of their circumstances

    Hillary Clinton

    My favorite short stories are by Alice Munro, especially...Carried Away

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Thomas Keneally
    Fiction
    4.31 (156,343)

    In the shadow of auschwitz, a flamboyant german industrialist grew into a living legend to the jews of cracow. he was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. this is the extraordinary story of oskar schindler, who risked his life to protect jews in nazi-occupied poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.

    Hillary Clinton

    One book she wishes all students would read

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Out of Africa

    Out of Africa

    Out of Africa

    Isak Dinesen
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.89 (41,349)

    'out of africa' is isak dinesen's memoir of her years in africa, from 1914 to 1931, on a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in the hills near nairobi. she had come to kenya from denmark with her husband, and when they separated she stayed on to manage the farm by herself, visited frequently by her lover, the big-game hunter denys finch-hatton, for whom she would make up stories "like scheherazade." in africa, "i learned how to tell tales," she recalled many years later. "the natives have an ear still. i told stories

    Hillary Clinton

    One book she wishes all students would read

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Fiction
    4.33 (274,038)

    The brothers karamazov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the “wicked and sentimental” fyodor pavlovich karamazov and his three sons―the impulsive and sensual dmitri; the coldly rational ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice alyosha. through the gripping events of their story, dostoevsky portrays the whole of russian life, is social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in russian culture.this award-winning translation by richard pevear and

    Hillary Clinton

    Made a lasting impression on me when I read it as a young woman

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • After the Music Stopped

    After the Music Stopped

    After the Music Stopped

    Alan S. Blinder
    Business & Economics
    4.12 (1,771)

    Assesses the U.S. financial crisis and its lessons, exploring its contributing factors while revealing its more devastating but lesser-known consequences and outlining potentially divisive solutions that may be necessary for recovery.

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    Is clear in its analysis and recommendations.

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott
    4.11 (1,890,413)

    Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the march sisters of louisa may alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, little women. here are talented tomboy and author-to-be jo, tragically frail beth, beautiful meg, and romantic, spoiled amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in new england during the civil war.it is no secret that alcott based little women on her own early life. while her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist bronson alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent

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    The book was written more than a century ago, but its message resonates today.

    Aug 15, 2000 — Source

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker
    Fiction
    4.24 (578,603)

    A powerful cultural touchstone of modern american literature, the color purple depicts the lives of african american women in early twentieth-century rural georgia. separated as girls, sisters celie and nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from celie to god, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of celie, nettie, shug avery and sofia and their experience. the color purple broke

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    a brutally honest assessment of human nature at its best and worst.

    Aug 15, 2000 — Source

  • The Poisonwood Bible

    The Poisonwood Bible

    The Poisonwood Bible

    Barbara Kingsolver
    Fiction
    4.07 (692,026)

    The poisonwood bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of nathan price, a fierce, evangelical baptist who takes his family and mission to the belgian congo in 1959. they carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to scripture -- is calamitously transformed on african soil. what follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial africa.

    Hillary Clinton

    It's one of the most powerful books I've read about the evil consequences of patriarchal oppression

    Aug 15, 2000 — Source

  • Our Divided Political Heart
    Hillary Clinton

    Shows how most everybody has some conservative and liberal impulses

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Protocol

    Protocol

    Protocol

    Capricia Penavic Marshall
    3.77 (280)

    President obama’s former united states chief of protocol looks at why etiquette and diplomacy matter—and what they can do for you.history often appears to consist of big gestures and dramatic shifts. but for every peace treaty signed, someone set the stage and provided the pen. as social secretary to the clintons for eight years, and more recently as chief of protocol under president obama, capricia penavic marshall has not just borne witness to history, she facilitated it. for marshall, diplomacy runs on the invisible gesture: the micro moves that affect

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    In life and in diplomacy, empathy and soft power matter. [Protocol] is an indispensable guide to both.

    Jun 26, 2020 — Source

  • West with the Night

    West with the Night

    West with the Night

    Beryl Markham
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.09 (36,647)

    The classic memoir of africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for paula mclain’s circling the sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (ernest hemingway). beryl markham’s life story is a true epic. not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. a contemporary of karen blixen (better known as isak dinesen, the author of out of africa), markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. a rebel from

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    a beautifully written life story of one of the greatest woman adventurers of all time

    Aug 15, 2000 — Source

  • The Hare With Amber Eyes

    The Hare With Amber Eyes

    The Hare With Amber Eyes

    Edmund de Waal
    Architecture
    3.91 (48,144)

    The ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in nineteenth-century paris and vienna society. yet by the end of world war ii, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.the renowned ceramicist edmund de waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his

    Hillary Clinton

    I can't stop thinking about Citizens of London

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • The House at Sugar Beach

    The House at Sugar Beach

    The House at Sugar Beach

    Helene Cooper
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.9 (7,293)

    Journalist helene cooper examines the violent past of her home country liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 national book critics circle award.helene cooper is “congo,” a descendant of two liberian dynasties—traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from new york in 1820 to found monrovia. helene grew up at sugar beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in spain, and a farmhouse up-country.

    Hillary Clinton

    I'd read a novel or travelogue about the places I was visiting, such as...Finding George Orwell in Burma

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown
    Juvenile Fiction
    4.29 (336,955)

    In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "goodnight room, goodnight moon." and to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one -- the little bunny says goodnight.in this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a

    Hillary Clinton

    This book is one of her favorite childhood books

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • A Suitable Boy

    A Suitable Boy

    A Suitable Boy

    Vikram Seth
    India
    4.12 (44,942)

    Vikram seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: lata and her mother, mrs. rupa mehra, are both trying to find—through love or through exacting maternal appraisal—a suitable boy for lata to marry. set in the early 1950s, in an india newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, a suitable boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves. a sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, a suitable

    Hillary Clinton

    I can't stop thinking about Citizens of London

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Curious George

    Curious George

    Curious George

    H. A. Rey,Margret Rey
    4.15 (131,186)

    The first adventure in this highly popular series tells how the little monkey curious george, caught in the jungle and brought back to the city by a man in a yellow hat, can't help being interested in all the new things around him. though well meaning, george's curiosity always gets him into trouble. young readers can easily relate, and rey's cheerful illustrations celebrate curious george's innocence.

    Hillary Clinton

    This book is one of her favorite childhood books

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny

    Margaret Wise Brown
    Juvenile Fiction
    4.02 (79,928)

    A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.the runaway bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures.

    Hillary Clinton

    This book is one of her favorite childhood books

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • The Signature of All Things

    The Signature of All Things

    The Signature of All Things

    Elizabeth Gilbert
    Fiction
    3.84 (106,581)

    In the signature of all things, elizabeth gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary whittaker family as led by the enterprising henry whittaker—a poor-born englishman who makes a great fortune in the south american quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in philadelphia. born in 1800, henry's brilliant daughter, alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of

    Hillary Clinton

    I can't stop thinking about Citizens of London

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Winnie-the-Pooh
    Hillary Clinton

    This book is one of her favorite childhood books

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Citizens of London

    Citizens of London

    Citizens of London

    Lynne Olson
    History
    4.24 (7,530)

    The acclaimed author of troublesome young men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the united states forged its wartime alliance with britain, told from the perspective of three key american players in london: edward r. murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of cbs news in europe; averell harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran fdr’s lend-lease program in london; and john gilbert winant, the shy, idealistic u.s. ambassador to britain. each man formed close ties with winston churchill—so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family.

    Hillary Clinton

    I can't stop thinking about Citizens of London

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Finding George Orwell in Burma

    Finding George Orwell in Burma

    Finding George Orwell in Burma

    Emma Larkin
    Travel
    3.95 (3,301)

    Over the years the american writer emma larkin has spent traveling in burma, also known as myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "orwellian." the life of the mind exists in a state of siege in burma, and it long has. but burma's connection to george orwell is not merely metaphorical; it is much deeper and more real. orwell's mother was born in burma, at the height of the british raj, and orwell was fundamentally shaped by his

    Hillary Clinton

    I'd read a novel or travelogue about the places I was visiting, such as...Finding George Orwell in Burma

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • Decision Points

    Decision Points

    Decision Points

    George W. Bush
    3.78 (40,372)

    In this candid and gripping account, president george w. bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.george w. bush served as president of the united states during eight of the most consequential years in american history. the decisions that reached his desk impacted people around the world and defined the times in which we live.decision points brings readers inside the texas governor’s mansion on the night of the 2000 election, aboard air force one during the harrowing hours after the attacks of september 11, 2001, into

    Hillary Clinton

    You might be surprised to see [this on my bookshelf]

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source

  • The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    Donna Tartt
    Fiction
    3.92 (805,175)

    Winner of the pulitzer prize for fiction 2014aged thirteen, theo decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. alone and rudderless in new york, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. he is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. as he grows up, theo

    Hillary Clinton

    Jun 11, 2014 — Source