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The Supremes at Earl's all-you-can-eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
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The Supremes at Earl`s All-You-Can-Eat * Renee's rating: B+/A- 6/17/2013 * Publishers Weekly: The indefatigable trio of Barbara Jean, Clarice, and Odette (known as "The Supremes" since high school) churns the small community of Plainview, Indiana into a Southern-fried tailspin this debut from Moore, a professional cellist. Each of the central characters brings unique challenges to the tables at Earl’s diner: Odette battles cancer while her pothead mother communicates with famous ghosts; Clarice tries to salvage a crumbling marriage with her cheating husband; and beautiful Barbara Jean, who married for money, drinks to forget a youthful affair and her dead son. In a booth at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, a short walk from Calvary Baptist Church, these women lay bare their passions, shortfalls, and dramas. Clarice’s cancer treatment brings them together in melancholy, but it isn’t long before secrets are revealed and the scramble to catch up on lost time begins. Despite meandering points-of-view and a surplus of exposition, Moore is a demonstrative storyteller and credits youthful eavesdropping for inspiring this multifaceted novel. Comparisons to The Help and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe are inevitable, but Moore’s take on this rowdy troupe of outspoken, lovable women has its own distinctive pluck. Barney Karpfinger, the Karpfinger Agency. (Mar.)
This is July's Book Club Pick The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, Edward Kelsey Moore “The author uses warmhearted humor and salty language to bring to life a tight-knit African-American community. . . . With salt-of-the-earth characters like fearless Odette, motherless Barbara Jean, and sharp-tongued Clarice, along with an event-filled plot that readers will laugh and cry over, this is a good bet to become a best seller.” —Library Journal
GOG! 2014 Jan reading selection (Genre: Novel) - The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore. Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed “the Supremes” by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances.
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes. Beautifully written with distinct complex characters, and lovely vivid, description of the surrounding countryside.
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Great book review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes From @Laura O'Rourke
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Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes, *sad. Kleenex is needed. Totally worth reading
Jojo Moyes: Me Before You. This is definitely on my summer reading list.
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Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty. Master storyteller building mountains out of everyday suburban drama.
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Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty. Cheryl says: deliciously disturbing and full of deep-rooted secrets... mystery books, mystery books worth reading, mystery books to read, suspense books, suspense novels, worth reading
Reading list: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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Mouse Guard - Legends of the Guard Volume 1
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MOUSE GUARD: LEYENDAS DE LA GUARIDA VOL.1 DESCUBRE LAS LEYENDAS MÁS FASCINANTES DE LOS RATONES. En la taberna del Callejón de June, en la ciudad ratón de Barkstone, los ratones se reúnen para disfrutar de la hospitalidad de su dueña, June. Una noche, hablando de las deudas que tienen pendientes con ella muchos de los clientes, June propone una competición cuyo ganador verá su deuda perdonada.
A Circle of Wives
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A Circle of Wives great book! Definitely worth reading couldn't put it down
When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his hometown, the local police find enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers small-town crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she could ever imagine. "A Circle of Wives" by Alice LaPlante
A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante. “When prominent plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor is found dead, the police investigation uncovers his secret polygamous life. As the narration alternates between Taylor’s three wives and a young female detective, the story explores the characters’ motivations and relationships. Part psychological thriller and part literary mystery, the end result is wholly captivating reading.” - Melissa DeWild, Kent District Library, Comstock Park, MI
The Underwater Welder
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Availability: http://18.104.22.168/record=b3354656~S13 The underwater welder / by Jeff Lemire. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son.
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire The Social Experiment just finished this outstanding graphic novel that is equal parts Philip K Dick and Twilight Zone. The artwork in pencil, ink and wash is an example of what can be done with modernist sequential storytelling. Enjoy the Underwater Welder at the local library!
The Underwater Welder by JEFF LEMIRE Hardcover, 224 pages, Top Shelf Productions $19.95 This new graphic novel from Jeff Lemire, the writer-artist behind popular comic series Sweet Tooth, follows Jack Joseph, an underwater welder on an oil rig and a father-to-be, who has a life-changing experience deep in the ocean.
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire. Just finished reading this. Incredibly moving graphic novel about grief and loss (and moving on from them).
Old Memories, New Depth In 'The Underwater Welder'
Pretty Deadly Volume 1 - The wild west is full of death and beauty in the war between death's daughters. Who will take up the mantel and guard the soul of the world? Beautiful art and great writing. Can't wait for more.
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The Martian by Andy Weir. Trapped on Mars with no communication and a slim chance of survival Mark Watney MacGyver's his way to safety as the elements battle against him. Little does he know the whole world is watching and NASA is planing for his rescue. A bit much on the detail but a great read nonetheless.
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A great book that ANYONE can enjoy. The Biggs book review: The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir | The first man on Mars is mistakenly left behind. Now he has to marshal all of his knowledge and survival skills or he'll be the first to die there, too. #TheMartian #AndyWeir #sciencefiction #scifi #mars #astronaut #survival
The Martian by Andy Weir. Read in 2015. "Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars' surface, completely alone, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive. But Mark's not ready to quit. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity and his engineering skills-and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength-he embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive, using his botany expertise to grow food and even hatching a mad plan to contact NASA back on Earth."
The Martian A Novel by Andy Weir: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he ...
The Martian : a novel / Andy Weir. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth. GoodReads 2014 Award for Science Fiction.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
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Our 50 Book Pledge Featured Read for the week of January 26th is Orphan Train! Now a #1 Canadian bestseller, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a gripping story of friendship and second chances set during a little-known chapter of American history. #50BookPledge #OrphanTrain
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Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline. This is definitely worth reading!
Amazon.com: Orphan Train: A Novel eBook: Christina Baker Kline: Books *possible book club pick*
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.
An alien come to earth and makes detail observations.
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The Humans, Matt Haig. Pinner writes: "When Professor Andrew Martin cracks a hypothesis that could eventually lead humans toward endless knowledge an alien society sends 1 of their own to inhabit his body & hide his theory. The reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of the Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there is more to the human race than he suspected. Incorporating constant humor, it perfectly summarizes the quirkiness, complexities & beauty of humanity."
The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. "I was not Professor Andrew Martin. That is the first thing I should say. He was just a role. A disguise. Someone I needed to be in order to complete a task."
Awesome YA book re-working the tale of the Wizard of Oz. What would happen if Dorothy turned WICKED!
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Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige http://www.amidsummernightsread.com/book-review-dorothy-must-die-by-danielle-paige/
Looking for a holiday read. Can't wait to dive in!
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#NewRelease ~ Mentats of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson ~ Tor ~ 3/11/2014 ~ Hardcover ~ 9780765322746 ~ #SF ~ The thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity’s future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age.
Space Opera about mankind 30,000 years in the future. Mankind has dispersed across the galaxy. The Emperor of earth (Terra) launches a massive campaign to unite the peoples from earth across the galaxy.
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The Horus Heresy: False Gods - Graham McNeill: After reading Horus Rising I found I wanted to see where the story went. I enjoyed how the story evolved and found I was quickly finished with it and ready to read the next book in the series. -Z
The East Orange Public Library Teens enjoyed this book.
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"The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" by Cassandra Clare. This series was always awesome, just wish it was longer. And I wish they weren't going to make a movie from it either. :/
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones book review.
City of Bones. worth reading?
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
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"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida - this book was written by a 13 year old with autism. fascinating reading, and his story as well. written in Question and Answer format due to his challenges, but so great!
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"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida: "If you want to understand autism, this small book will provide you great insight." Faith
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism: Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida, David Mitchell: 9780812994865: Amazon.com: Books
"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida - sounds really interesting! Adding this to my never ending reading list!!!!
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Can Ptolemy right the wrongs of his past by taking an experimental drug that will certainly kill him in 3 months? This is a non-traditional love story of a hidden treasure and the history of a promise.
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The Unwritten Volume 9 - Tommy Taylor and the Ship that Sank Twice. This is one of my favorite comics right now. Whip smart, fun and addictive!
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Mike Carey and Peter Gross's original graphic novel, The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice
The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice: Mike Carey, Peter Gross: 9781401229764: Amazon.com: Books
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Maus I & II | Art Spiegelman One of the best graphic novels ever. Tragic but worth reading every time.
The Complete Maus is an autobiography by Art Spiegelman, in the form of a graphic novel. The story recounts the experiences of Spiegelman’s father during the Holocaust and how these experiences impacted on his father’s later life and relationships.
This graphic novel is awesome. Spiegelman interviews his father, a holocaust survivor. Complete Maus : A Survivor`s Tale (ISBN10: 0679406417; ISBN13: 9780679406419)
The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman Acclaimed as 'the most affective and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust ' (Wall Street Journal) and 'the first masterpiece in comic book history' (New Yorker), Maus is the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist, coming to terms with his father's story.
Walking Dead - A dark look at the post-apocalyptic world where the humans are to be feared more than the zombies. Kirkman has been writing this story for over 10 years and it just gets better.
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The Walking Dead Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
Just spent £29 on this... cant wait. #thewalkingdead
Just cracked this baby open. Already know it's worth reading.
The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 1. The first 48 issues of The Walking Dead Graphic Novel series all in one book.
The Walking Dead: Compendium One, the book that started my comic book obsession
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Fables / Bill Willingham. A series of graphic novels about a group of fairy tale characters forced out of their realm who have traveled to modern day New York City to form a secret community. Graphic Fables
Who killed Rose Red? In Fabletown, where fairy tale legends live alongside regular New Yorkers, the question is all anyone can talk about. But only the Big Bad Wolf can actually solve the case - and, along with Rose's sister Snow White, keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams. Our YA librarian loves this series, and is planning to get it for the graphic novel collection.
Fables (Vertigo - DC Comics) - The writers of this series offer an interesting point-of-view on the fairy tales and other stories we know and love.
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Fables, an acclaimed comic book series by Bill Willingham (writer), et. al that has been collected in graphic novel-esque volumes. The series is more than a dozen strong and follows the exploits of exiled Fairy Tale characters. While totally difference from the TV show, if you're a fan of Once Upon a Time, I think you'll like this series. Vol. 1 is Legends in Exile.
Comic book series worth reading. So much fun.
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The Unwritten graphic novel series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. Well-written, beautifully told, engaging, un-putdownable. This is a story about the importance of stories.
The Unwritten (Vol. 1) Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey & Peter Gross
THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 1: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE BOGUS IDENTITY | Vertigo Comics I love this series! Brilliant for those who think comic books are only about disguised superheros with masks or capes. This incorporates lots of great literary allusions of the best classics.