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Lynn M. Johnston

Silver Spring, MD USA
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  • Hidden America
  • From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
  • By: Jeanne Marie Laskas
  • Narrated by: Jamie Heinlein

A look into the lives of people we dont hear about

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-18-19

I loved this book. it is very well written. The author tailors her style to fit each individual story, making the reader's peek into other lives more alive and interesting.

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Addictive story telling!

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Reviewed: 06-30-19

It is the future and humans have joined a world full of aliens under the guidance of the Stryx, who are benevolent AI constructs who run their part of the universe. But human mothers are still nagging their daughters to get married before they get too old to have children and the traditional human nuclear family is still the basis for human society. Despite this, the series offers engaging plots that keep you reading to find out what will happen next!

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  • Chesapeake Requiem
  • A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
  • By: Earl Swift
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks

Engaging story told well

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-08-19

Earl Swift spent a year living on Tangier Island getting to know the people and the place well. He tells the history of the people who have lived there, earning a living from the Chesapeake Bay by crabbing and oystering, and of the island and surrounding area and the forces that are causing it to disappear into the Bay at an increasing rate. He recounts stories from the past and present, providing insights into the people and their way of life. He is much taken with their independent spirit and warm acceptance and the difficult situation they find themselves in as their unique way of life is threatened by the water that has provided their living for so long.