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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope - William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer I put off reading this book because I thought it would be kind of technical details on how this guy managed to build a windmill. I'm not exactly sure where I got that impression--I saw his interview on the Daily Show a while back, maybe that's where? Anyway, I shouldn't have worried because that's not what it was like at all. Most of the book is a story about growing up in poverty and famine in Malawi. Though it is pretty depressing, William manages to tell it in a very charming way. The book is just great, and I got all chocked up at the TED convention part where he says, "I try, and I make it."