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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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"American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways." - a family legacy story worth reading.
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri One of my very favorite movies EVER~
THE NAMESAKE #miranair #tabu #irrfankhan #kalpenn an outstanding movie, words cannot even..
Directed by Mira Nair Produced by Mira Nair Written by Jhumpa Lahiri (novel) Sooni Taraporevala Starring Tabu Irrfan Khan Kal Penn Zuleikha Robinson Jacinda Barrett Sebastian Roché Sahira Nair Ruma Guha Thakurta Sabyasachi Chakraborty Supriya Devi Release date(s) Telluride Film Festival September 2, 2006 United States March 9, 2007 India March 23, 2007
The Namesake (2006), Kolkata & New York It was directed by Mira Nair and is based upon the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri. The story follows American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth
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Young Adult LGBTQ Book – Clockwork The Miseducation of Cameron Post #writing #books #YA @BookCountry
REBEKAH'S PICK :: The miseducation of Cameron Post / Emily M. Danforth. "When Cameron’s parents are killed in a car crash her conservative aunt Ruth moves to the small Montana ranch town where Cameron lives to help raise her niece. When Aunt Ruth's religion conflicts with Cameron’s lesbianism, Cameron is sent to a “religious conversion therapy” camp. I love this book because Cameron is a strong, spunky, character who learns to take care of herself and stands up for what she knows is true."
Never Fall Down : A Novel by Patricia McCormick
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This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge. Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace.
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. 9th Seed in #YABookBlitzGPL When soldiers arrive at his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. He learns to be invisible to the sadistic Khmer Rouge, who can give or take away life on a whim. He lives by the simple credo: Over and over I tell myself one thing: never fall down.
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Never Fall Down / Patricia McCormick. Monica says she'd recommend this novel that brings together memoir and historical fiction "about the life of Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge. It is a sad, but interesting story. I really liked it."
In AD 1192 on Wilde Island, Tess, the daughter of a cruel blacksmith, is accused of witchcraft and must flee, but when she meets a handsome and enigmatic warden of Dragonswood who offers her shelter, she does not realize that he too harbors a secret that may finally bring about peace among the races of dragon, human, and fairy.
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
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I just read this book. It was a very easy read. It was interesting and original. If you like Teen Fantasy books check it out.
Book Review: Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
great book cover design
Dragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles #2) by Janet Lee Carey
The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. A classic everyone should read.
Brave New World. One of my favorite books. Currently reading, 5-18-2012.
a book worth reading.
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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer is a story about a teen girl finding love literally through her beloved fairy tale story.
BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha van Leer. Melding ordinary life with fantasy, the novel will center on Delilah, a teenage bookworm who can’t get enough of one book in particular. When one day the hero of that story, the handsome and kind Prince Oliver, literally speaks to Delilah, she learns that Oliver is actually a complicated teen boy who’s trapped in the book against his will and hates that his life must follow a predetermined plot. As Delilah fights to free Oliver from the pages, a romance blooms between them, and their journey tests everything they know about destiny and their place in the world.
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson
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SciFi Book Review: The Fellowship for Alien Detection.
"The Fellowship for Alien Detection" by Kevin Emerson. Thirteen-year-olds Haley and Dodger, winners of a fellowship, set out to investigate a series of possible alien abductions on tortuous family road trips that converge in a town that does not seem to exist.
World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee. The survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
World After by Susan Ee
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World After (Penryn & The End of Days, book 2) by Susan Ee (YA book)
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A Welder's Wife: Book Review: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
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Angelfall | Susan Ee | Penryn & The End of Days #1 | May 2011 | https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11500217-angelfall | #YA #dystopian #angels #fantasy
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An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
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The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. This is definitely on my "to - read" list.
Cool concept. What is the opposite of lonely?
BOOKS WORTH READING: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan |…Five days after her graduation, Keegan passed away in a car accident. What’s left behind is a collection of thoughtful, well-written essays and stories…She simultaneously treads the line we all do, between loving life and dreading the anticipation of adulthood and its disappointments...READ MORE AT WORDSNQUOTES.COM.
I had to tell you about this book. If you've already read it tell me what your favourite bits were. #MarinaKeegan
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
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This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story, and revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay with anecdotes on Coleridge and Orwell as well as her own literary family. 25,000.
Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton
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Cinderella's dress by Shonna Slayton. Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you're the next keeper of the real Cinderella's dress is even tougher. Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella's dress, life gets complicated.
Unlikely Warrior : A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army by Georg Rauch
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Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army, by Georg Rauch (2/24/15). Georg helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. Then came the day he was drafted into Hitler's army - in spite of his having confessed his Jewish ancestry. This is the incredible journey of a teen thrust unwillingly into war, who must stay alive in the trenches, survive more than one Soviet labor camp, and somehow find his way back home.
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
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A kiss in time / Alex Flinn. A retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Princess Talia persuades Jack, the modern-day American who kissed her awake after a 300-year sleep, to take her to his Miami home, where she hopes to avoid her angry father and win Jack's love before the witch who cursed her can spirit her away. YA/Fic/Flinn
The Martian by Andy Weir
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'The Martian'. Based on the thrilling science fiction adventure "The Martian" by Andy Weir. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Starring Matt Damon, Sean Bean, and Kristen Wiig. Expected release date: 10/2/15.
The Martian by Andy Weir Man has finally landed on Mars. But things aren’t going so well and Mark Watney might also become the first man to die on Mars after a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate and leave him stranded there. Starring Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Chastain. Coming to theaters Nov. 25.
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Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways.
High school student Charlie West awakens injured in a concrete bunker, discovers that he has lost a year of his life and has no memory of escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, and learns that he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to destroy the U.S. government.
The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan
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The last thing I remember / by Andrew Klavan. High school student Charlie West awakens injured in a concrete bunker, discovers that he has lost a year of his life and has no memory of escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, and learns that he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to destroy the U.S. government.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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The Road (Book) : McCarthy, Cormac : In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
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"Confessions: The Private School Murders" by James Patterson (Confessions series) [suspense] - Teenage detective Tandy Angel attempts to exonerate her famous brother of murder charges, track down a New York City killer, and figure out what happened to her lost love. #newbook You can locate this book in the Suspense fiction section with the following call number: Suspense F PAT
Confessions : The Private School Murders by James Patterson
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Confessions: The Private School Murders Reading it!!! Good so far!!!!!
Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. In the gripping second installment of a new teen detective series, Tandy Angel struggles to remember key details about her passionate love affair with the handsome son of a family enemy while tackling two cases including a wrongful homicide charge against her brother and a series of murders occurring on New York's Upper West Side.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Book discussion at the Riverview Branch Library on December 11th, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Check out these sample discussion questions: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/412-handmaids-tale-atwood?start=3
Marguerite Cain is the daughter of two famous scientists behind a device called the Firebird, which allows people to travel to other dimensions where they occupy the bodies of their alternate selves. When a graduate student named Paul murders Marguerite's father and escapes into another dimension, Marguerite and another graduate student, the handsome Theo, risk their lives by trying to catch him. 11/4
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray