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Queen for a Day by Albert E. Cowdrey
Red Orc's Rage by Philip José Farmer
Sea Glass by Laurence Yep
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Sheep on a Ship by Nancy E. Shaw
Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy E. Shaw
Sleepless Years by Steven Utley
Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
The Visionaries by Robert Reed
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Comments for Genuine Men

Genuine MenGenuine Men: 10/11/08

Genuine Men by Nancy Bruno is the follow-up volume to Beautiful Women (2006), a book I haven't read. The thought behind the book was that "'you can't do for one and not the other.'" (p. xiii).

The book is a series of 35 mini biographies of boys and men from the ages of twelve to ninety-one, accompanied with black and white portraits. Although these are specific men that Bruno chose for this book, their biographies and portraits are presented as ideals for role models rather than as individuals who have become role models.

I enjoyed the photography more than I did the text but I wanted more from both. I wanted to know more about the men in the book and more about why they were chosen. The book would be better with labels beyond the men's names and ages.

Read other reviews at Photography Bay, She Reads Books, Age 30+ and Laura William's Musings, From My Bookshelf.

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