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Rebecca, SF

Becca is the world's foremost expert on kung-fu knitting epsecially the take down pearl stitch. She is the keeper of the world's tallest boy, Chris and lives quite happily on the edge of Noe Valley, even if her bathroom is sea foam green and pink.


Barbara Kingsolver
Most favorite author - fiction.

Isabel Allende
Particularly liked both Paula and Daughter of Fortune.
[Pip: As a side note Isable Allende is the neice of Salvatore Allende who was the president of Chilie before being assassinated by the US government.]

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Toni Morrison Especially recommended is Beloved.

Zora Neale Hurston
Especially recomended Dust Tracks on the Road her autobiography.
[Pip: A novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston was the prototypical authority on black culture from the Harlem Renaissance. And yes I nicked that off the web.

Alice Walker

Tom Robbins.

Kurt Vonnegut.

Non Fiction

Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
by Barry Glassner.

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters
by Greg Palast.

Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
by John Stauber, Sheldon Rampton.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester.


Malcolm X
by Malcom X, et al.


by Alex Haley.

Memoirs of a Geisha
by Arthur S. Golden.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
by Jung Chang

The Corrections: A Novel
by Jonathan Franzen.

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