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    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - (K) Humorous and thorough history and science behind ultrarunners and long-distance running
    *****
    Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela - (K) An autobiography covering his childhood, years as a freedom fighter and incarceration. Inspiring and informative
    *****
    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - (K&T) A mystery set in Barcelona involving an old book, a failed writer and murder
    *****
    Lush Life by Richard Price - A Lower East Side tale of cops, drugs and drinking
    ***
    The Chinese by Jesper Becker - (K&T) Modern history of my peeps, from the cultural revolution to the many failed economic and social attempts to move the country forward
    ***
    Setting the Table by Danny Meyer - A "how-to" on hospitality and business acumen by the restaurateur behind such NY institutions as the Shake Shack and Union Square Grill
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    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama - Obama lays out what is wrong with the current government and how, vaguely, to change it.
    **

Excursions

We’ve managed to done a few excursions outside of the city.

Our first week he her, both Tim and I ineptly took turns in driving to Richmond Park to see the deer and then drive to little Portugal for a meal.

   
    
   
We also managed to go to Mud Chute farms, an urban farm close to Tico’s house, where Rhys, in particular, had a grand time feeding the animals. Ella, in turn, was very proud of herself for feeding the animals as well.

   
    
    
    
    
 

Last weekend we decided to go to Brighton Beach, we turned out to be a blown up version of Coney Island, but with more attractive people, if you can believe it. The kids missed the sand, and settled for putting big rocks in their buckets. Fish and chips were obviously consumed and ice cream sealed the deal.

   
    
    
 

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