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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill I read The Hiding Place when I was a child who couldn't get enough of World War II history. After tiring of blitzkrieg adventures, spy missions in Vichy France, accounts of the siege of Stalingrad and the firebombing of Tokyo, I eventually became interested in the state of prison camps under the control of the Axis. The Hiding Place was one of the books that resulted from that interest.

Today I suppose I would only give the novel two stars, but when I read it long ago, I was intrigued both by the secret compartment in the Ten Boom house and by Corrie's tale of survival. The story is likely quite similar to other tales of survival in Nazi-controlled Europe, but it certainly interested me back then.