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The Giver by Lois Lowry Dystopian stories are some of my favorites!
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another favorite kids book
"Children's Book" but still amazing
fav childhood book
.The Giver: I loved this book in middle school!
The Giver by Lois Lowry - My favorite book
THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE: When the father of mute Edgar dies suddenly, Uncle Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar's mother's affections. Grief-stricken & bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires spectacularly. Wroblewski's breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski A bit of a crazy story!
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The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle especially for dog lovers
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Great book for bookclub!
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski // Another pinner: "This writer is sooo good. He writes beautifully and will break your heart with this book. But it's definitely worth reading."
"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski is a great book. It was on Oprah's book club. If you have a dog or love dogs, you will love this book.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Good read!
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Water for Elephants
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout It's amazing what people do.
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Our July 2012 book club pick! Theme: The Time In Between. Title: Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
Above All Things - on my "to read" list
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7. Above All Things by Tanis Rideout. This historical fiction focuses on George Mallory, the first man to try to limb Mount Everest in the 1920s. Alternating between George's climb and his wife waiting for his return in England, the novel is gripping and suspenseful (even if you know the George Mallory story).
About Above All Things
"with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed."
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Party planning is complicated.
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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Feeling a little literary this summer. This one's a great read for the reader in love with the classics. Join Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares to host a party. Beautiful writing. #summerreads #summerreading #classics
[MRS. DALLOWAY]Mrs. Dalloway By Woolf, Virginia(Author)Paperback On 24 Sep 1990) , http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DYX76I/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_jt5Zrb14PM3GR
The Golem and The Jinni Really good book about an unusual friendship.
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Our May 2013 Savvy Reader Book Club Pick was The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, in which a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York. #SRBookClub
Kim's Book: What if a Jewish golem and a Syrian jinni crossed paths in New York City? A combining of folklore in an interesting and refreshing way through the telling of these two characters and their search for how to adjust to new lives.
The Golem & the Jinni - Helene Wecker
Sideways on a Scooter by Miranda Kennedy Culture shock of sorts, if a little too self-consciously philosophical for my tastes.
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Written by the wife of one of my former students - Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India: Miranda Kennedy: 9781400067862: Amazon.com: Books
Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India by Miranda Kennedy. $18.56. Author: Miranda Kennedy. 354 pages. Publisher: Random House (April 26, 2011)
Leaving her New York public radio job, 20-something Miranda Kennedy moved on her own to New Delhi, India to become a free-lance foreign correspondent. As a single woman, she learned she couldn't even rent an apartment (only women who sell themselves do such things). Inventing a long-distance husband, she eventually found a place to call her own, hired servants (as custom dictated), and formed relationships over the course of the five years she lived there.
Memoir: Indian wedding traditions
Really interesting perspective on Indian culture from an American woman who lived there 5 years
Miranda Kennedy / Author & Journalist
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Really interesting novelization of a period of US history of which I had heard next to nothing!
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Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (K 273) Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest.
Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline. This is definitely worth reading!
For Book Club - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. ". . . a compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage. With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws comparisons with the modern-day foster care system." --Library Journal
Books worth reading
Orphan Train | Christina Baker Kline
"A House in the Sky" by Amanda Lindhout. Harrowing and informative... though I did have some issues with parts of it.
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Amazon.com: A House in the Sky: A Memoir eBook: Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett: Kindle Store
A House in the Sky - Amanda Lindhout
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Interesting "what if" book.
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February's Book Club Read... Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
On the reading list: Life After Life: A Novel: Kate Atkinson: 9780316176484: Amazon.com: Books
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. A book club selection -- I'm still not sure what I think, though a Goodreads reviewer called it a literary mash-up. Early 20th century historical fiction? Maybe. Literature is more like it. And I'm still thinking about it.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Fascinating, complex, and totally worth reading.
BOOK REVIEW: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (In which I realize that I don't like Hemingway or his books, while still being able to acknowledge his importance to literature.)
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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition - A "restored edition" of one of my favorite bookI? I must read this ASAP!
A Moveable Feast
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Books that change your life list
32 books list
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly:32 must read books
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Gorgeous book cover design
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life....winter break reading list here i come
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly & other life changing books
32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life- I've only read 3 of these, but I already own 7. Great #Illustrations #poster| http://advertising753.blogspot.com
32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life
A peek into 1920s Paris. Made me like her, and kind of hate him.
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really fun and interesting read
Just finished this-- highly recommend!!!
The Paris Wife - by Paula McLain. An interesting novel of Hadley, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway. Entertaining. Entices you to learn about Hemingway.
Fun read, not as creepy as it looks!
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children... next on the reading list
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children I really liked this book and can not wait until book two comes out. And, I heard that Tim Burton is talking about doing the film.
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. Such a creepy good book. <3 it!
A YA book that I really, really enjoyed reading.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: eerie, gory, historical, scientifically correct time travel... I love it!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Inspired by vintage photographs!
Interesting and very informative, if a little overly written at times.
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The Omnivores' Dilemma by Michael Pollan: A wonderful, thought-provoking read. I highly recommend it! Pollan's writing style is conversational, which makes the book engaging and easy to read.
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. The takeaway: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma - a natural history of four meals. I'm reading this now!
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan will potentially change your diet, shopping habits, and thought processes about food. This book doesn't provide simple answers, but rather complicates your thinking in productive ways. Pollen follows three food chains (industrial, organic, food we gather or grow) from their sources to a final meal. Taken as a whole, it shows the personal, political, economic, and health implications of our food choices. I read this 5 years ago, and it still impacts me.
Amazing. Eye opening. Everybody should read this.
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine. I enjoyed the story, but had trouble getting into the book for some reason.
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2/1/2011 A New York Times Best Seller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Betty Weissmann has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years. Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband’s mistress, she and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. In Schine’s playful and devoted homage to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the impulsive sister is Miranda,
The Three Weissmanns of Westport - Cathleen Schine -- New Books Guide June 2014 -- For more information click here: http://gilfind.ega.edu/vufind/Record/86113
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: Fun, mystical, romantic book!
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14.book worth reading- love this book! it would also make an awesome movie the main character seems like she would be fun to play #modcloth #makeitwork
Sarah Addison Allen - The Girl Who Chased the Moon (Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life...)
Unbroken- This is an amazing, miraculous, brutal true story.
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Unbroken...a true story worth reading
Book Club idea?? I've been pushed by my son and my sister to read this book. Unbroken - Everyone needs to read this book. Such an inspirational book, God Bless World War II Veterans.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Another Pinner Said "Amazing true story - excellent read or audiobook!!"
An amazing story of survival and the brutality of WW2. Unbelievable true story and a must read for all.
Amazing true story that made me realize what heroes all of our World War II veterans are.
Amazing book about perseverance and forgiveness. A true story about a WWII POW.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - My favorite book of 2011
An interesting "what-if" story.
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One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
1000 White Women. Great Historical Fiction read
Jim Fergus - One Thousand White Women...My favorite book
This fictional book starts with such an interesting premise: the Cheyenne, in an effort to assimilate into Anglo culture post-Civil War, ask President Grant for 1000 white women who will educate them on the ways of the Anglo Americans. In addition, they'll marry and have children together to further their assimilation. The book follows the journals of one woman who set out on this journey.
Book Club | One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman- Very interesting, if slanted, read. Makes you think!
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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer (Author) Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew.
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Tortilla Curtain by TC Boyle: Interesting book. Depressing, but interesting.
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*BOOK CLUB IN A BAG SELECTION. Two worlds collide in Topanga Canyon, CA when a writer who lives in a gated community has a car accident with an illegal Mexican immigrant subsisting in a makeshift camp in the ravine. The American dream sought by one family is fiercely guarded by the other in this novel which raises moral questions without supplying easy answers.
The Tortilla Curtain By: T. Coraghessan Boyle # haves vs. The have nots # humanity # california # illegal immigrants
This fabulous and disturbing book by T.C. Boyle should be required reading for all residents of Southern California, if not for any person, anywhere, who lives in an area populated to any degree with immigrants (pretty much the entire USA, right?).
Runaway by Alice Munro- A collection of short stories, very different and thought-provoking.
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Runaway: Stories, by Alice Munro (Book Club Kit). A collection of short fiction captures the lives of women of all ages and circumstances, as they deal with the limits and lies of passion, unfulfilled dreams, motherhood, betrayal, and the bonds of love.
The incomparable Alice Munro’s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises.
Alice Munro's Runaway is a collection of short stories incredibly written. This is a beautiful book. One of my all-time favorites.
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The Night Circus- very good read! Atmospheric and magical.
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is worth reading. Subconscious delights of the senses!
The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Has this been optioned yet? #nightcircus #book #goodbook #circus
night circus (of course) #erinmorgenstern
These Is My Words uses the love of learning as a major plot element in a story inspired by her great-grandmother, Sarah Prine. It is set during a time in Territorial Arizona when life was hard and tenuous. The story is a portrait of the courage and perseverance of one woman, and a love affair that will never be forgotten.
These is my Words by Nancy Turner. Really good story about a pioneer family. Inspired (in part) by the author's own family history.