Books Worth Reading
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1920's Cast Iron Elephant Handsome c. 1920's cast iron elephant. Measures 8-1/2" long, 4" at its widest point and 5-3/4" tall. Original dark brown paint that has worn in places. Quite heavy at nearly 4 pounds. $ 265 4/2/12
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The Movie was also good....loved the book. Siddalee Walker needs her mother's help with a play she's writing about women's friendships, so Vivi sends her the letters, photos, journals, and souvenirs from the Ya-Ya sisterhood. This group of girlfriends was wild and clever -- and stuck in a small town where they were expected to raise babies not Cain.
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (The summer of 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico...I would become friends with Amy, Adriana and Patricia...we too, would become the Yaya Sisterhood.)
Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (4/5) Portrays the power and value of female friendships.
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (EXcellent read, btw! ~js) Tara Brianne onto Books To Read, Movies To Watch
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells ~ I liked the book SO much better than the movie.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel by Rebecca Wells, http://www.amazon.com/dp/006075995X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_2903pb1JT7Y3P
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. If you liked the movie, you will love the book.
This and all the books in the series!!! Worth reading over and over
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ... read before movie came out, but never saw movie. Loved the book!
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - great book WAY BETTER THAN MOVIE! Good story that keeps you entertained.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - I listened to the audio version before the movie came out, and I'm so glad I did. The readers, and the book were amazing.
I am always desperate to read a book prior to its release on the big screen. Unfortunately, I don't always realize that some movies were books so I rush at the last minute to read the book. I still have yet to see Water for Elephants. I am already planning on reading The Hobbit beginning next week to get a head start. The Hobbit comes out December 2012.
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen - a wonderful, life-affirming romance set in a 1930s-era circus
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen so much better than the movie
Water for Elephants.. one of my favorite books.
Water for Elephants - 2010 book club selection
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The Red Tent- Anita Diamant
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A MUST READ!!! The Red Tent retells the story of Dinah, which is found in the Biblical book of Genesis, Chapter 34. It is an amazing historical fiction book!
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Everytime I read it, I am reminded of the importance of being a woman.
'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant. Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons.Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent.Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of Biblical women's society.
Anita Diamant is a fabulous writer - Red Tent is one of her finest!!!!
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant This is my all time favorite book!
Such a good book by Anita Diamant
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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel. Even more affecting knowing that the little girl in Jeannette Walls' "true life novel" will become the deeply dysfunctional mother of the memoir "Glass Castle."
This book, and her other, "The Glass Castle" sound so intriguing. I may try to read one or both of these for my list. The Glass Castle is her own memoir, and Half Broke Horses is her grandmother's story.
I loved Half Broke Horses. It starts out in West Texas... duh! But the other one, Glass Castle,... uh... hard to read. Heavy.
'a true life novel' by the author of "glass castles". not nearly as absorbing as gc, still an interesting read. an astonishing kind of life.
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Loved it. Jeanette Walls is an amazing writer. If you haven't read "The Glass Castle", you've missed a great one.
This is a great book, read this before you read her other book, "The Glass Castle"
Equally as fantastic as the sequel, The Glass Castle (my all-time favorite book!)
I loved The Glass Castle - this will be on my summer read list
Book Club: Half Broke Horses
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.
My favorite by John Irving ... "A Prayer for Owen Meany"
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A Prayer for Owen Meany / John Irving. Wonderful novel about fate and friendship and another book that helped re-ignite my love for reading for enjoyment. http://libcat.bentley.edu/record=b1288152~S0
A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library) by John Irving, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679642595/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_RapTrb0YYS5A1
A Prayer for Owen Meany. You will not believe how John Irving ties up all the story threads. This guy is an amazing writer.
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving (Yet another I read when I was young that I'd like to freshen my perspective of)
One of the most influential books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. A Prayer For Owen Meany will touch you spiritually, make you laugh out loud and cry tears of joy and sadness. John Irving at his best.
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
A Prayer For Owen Meany : A Novel by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany is my favorite book.
One of the most heart warming books I've ever read..
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The Glass Castle: a Memoir / Jeannette Walls. A stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
“Things usually work out in the end." "What if they don't?" "That just means you haven't come to the end yet.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle. Jeannette Walls' true life story will make you laugh and cry on every page.
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls... a amazingly true story and one of my faves.
Book Club Reads: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The glass castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls
one of my favorite books ever
A memoir worth reading!
Loved this book.