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This book is so unique and entertaining. A great story that is equal parts quirky and heartwarming.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple http://www.amazon.com/dp/0316256196/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bYkxvb19QBY6F
'Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel' by Maria Semple ---- Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers i...
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple. $16.70. http://onemoment4u.org/showme/dpzqm/0z3q1m6h2t5q6x1d9d6b.html. Author: Maria Semple. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (December 21, 2012). Publication Date: December 21, 2012. 336 pages
The Kendall Book Club's December 2015 selection is "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. The meeting is on Saturday 12/5/15 @ 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Monday, November 9th at 2pm, the Sampler book club will read Where’d you Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Bernadette Fox has a demanding life that has made her so agoraphobic, she disappears. Her daughter, Bee has claimed a family trip to Antarctica, but she needs her mother. To find her, Bee compiles email messages and secret correspondences--creating a compulsively readable novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
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A truly authentic teen love story set in 1980's Nebraska. This book will make you remember what it felt like to fall in love for the first time.
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Two misfit teenagers living in Nebraska in 1986 bond over comic books and music on the school bus.
Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. ISBN 978 125 991 2579
Lexile: HL580L. Eleanor And Park. Rainbow Rowell. One of the most talked about YA books of the year. A heart-tugging story of a pair of misfit star-crossed lovers: Half-Korean, total introvert Park and awkward, eccentric new girl in town Eleanor. Recommended by Lori Y. Lee, Zanesville; Karen Lippincott, Medina; Emily Colpi, Mariemont City; Angie Seitzel.
Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by Rainbow Rowell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250012570/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_efmPtb1QKK665ZS3
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we’re 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts...
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#1 New York Times Best Seller!'Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it''s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it''s like to be young and in love with a book.'-John Green, The New York Times Book ReviewBono met his wife in high school, Park says.So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.I''m not kidding, he says.You should be, she says, we''re 16.What about Romeo and Juliet?Shallow, confused, then dead.I love you, Park says.Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.I''m not kidding, he says.You should be.Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you''ll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller!A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureEleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children''s Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children''s Book of 2013A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013
A great book about memory and childhood. Gaiman narrates the audiobook himself and really makes the story come to life...and especially chilling.
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane recommended by Dianne and Sarah G.
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane By Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Audiobook CD) : Gaiman, Neil : A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered.
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It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus -- her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down.
This story is so layered and full of complex, emotional characters. A beautiful book that will make an impact on you.
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Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Gorgeous imagery & stellar narration by 14 year old June, whose uncle dies of AIDS in 1987 NYC. Jason's review on goodreads says it all. I won't add except to say it's my favorite book so far this year. gb.3.13.
The February Book Club Selection is Tell the wolves I'm home : a novel by Carol Rifka Brunt. Register and Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk! Join the discussion on Monday, February 24 at 6:30 PM at Niedringhaus School or Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM at the library on Johnson Road.
2013 Alex Award Winner, Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt. In this striking literary debut, Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal in 1987 as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt ~ On my "to-read" list
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Book Club Kit Tell the Wolves I'm Home A Novel (Book) : Brunt, Carol Rifka : NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal * O: The Oprah Magazine * BookPage * Kirkus Reviews * Booklist * School Library Journal In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them. NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN * WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD 1987. There's only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that's her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. But Finn's death brings a surprise acquaintance into June's life--someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. At Finn's funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn's apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she's not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most. An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I'm Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again. Praise for Tell the Wolves I'm Home A dazzling debut novel. -- O: The Oprah Magazine This compassionate and vital novel will rivet readers until the very end. . . . The narrative is as tender and raw as an exposed nerve, pulsing with the sharpest agonies and ecstasies of the human condition. -- BookPage Tremendously moving. -- The Wall Street Journal Transcendent . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readers' imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunt's novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope. -- Booklist (starred review) Carol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch. --Minneapolis Star Tribune Touching and ultimately hopeful. -- People
My favorite "cozy" mystery series with the most unforgettable protagonist, 11 year-old Flavia de Luce. The audiobooks are such a treat! I eagerly anticipate every new title in this series.
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Book club book - November 2014 Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
The Flavia De Luce mysteries are popular already, and the narrator of the audiobooks has a great, distinctive voice that makes them even better. - review by Drumheller Public Library
Jane Entwhistle does a marvelous job reading the Flavia de Luce mysteries - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is the first in the series - imbuing the voice of 11 year-old Flavia with a childlike impishness with being cloying. This is a delightful series for a family to listen to in the car together.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce is an aspiring chemist. When her father is arrested for murder she begins a search for the truth that will lead her all the way to the King of England.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Random House Audio http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00282MRZE/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_KWtUwb1VVWHCF
Jayne Entwistle exuberantly portrays 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, the precocious daughter of an English widower in the 1950s. Audiofile magazine 6/09
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce Series #1) Best 10 year old detective ever!
a fun book, with a lead character that you can't help love, and be just a little afraid of.
My first Anna Quindlen book and I was not disappointed! A great, light story about an artist who is re-evaluating her life.
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February 2016 Book Club: Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen - Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding.
Still LIfe with Bread Crumbs - Anna Quindlen Really liked this book. Would be great for book club. 250 pages.
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STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS - A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Publication date: January 28, 2014 by Random House.
A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life nbsp; Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen - Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.
If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, try our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your Abilene Public Library. Meeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, non-fiction, classics, and more. For August, the featured selection is Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library and attend the book club discussion group on Thursday, August 21 @ 7:00 p.m. For more information, be sure to contact Ann Mount, 325-676-6025. Still Life with Bread Crumbs Click to Place Hold Author: Anna Quindlen Call Number: F QUINDLEN Summary: This novel begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work makes her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life. Be sure to checkout this title from your Abilene Public Library, or borrow one from a friend if you'd like, and then come out ready to discuss this title with other avid readers in the community. Again, the Cover-to-Cover Book Club will meet on Thursday, August 21 @ 7:00 p.m., so be sure to get in on the reading fun.
August 19th is Photography Day! To get inspired, here is your Photography Day reading list. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts A Year of Fog by Michelle...
A near-futuristic love story about a young woman who goes to extreme lengths to find the man she loves. The audio version really brings it to life. My favorite book of 2014 so far.
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On Such a Full Sea: A Novel by Chang-rae Lee,http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594486107/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ODx1sb1YPRMDAVCM
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee - In a class-divided future America where urban neighborhoods function as labor colonies for elite charter villages, Fan, a female fish-tank diver, embarks on what becomes a legendary quest to find the man she loves in a region overcome by anarchic forces.
A complex and imaginative dystopian tale, On Such a Full Sea is about Fan, a fish-tank diver who lives in B-Mor, a work colony formerly known as Baltimore. When the man she loves disappears, Fan leaves the safety of B-Mor to find him. You’ll be drawn into Chang-rae Lee’s depiction of a ruined America, and its systems of class and power that feel alien yet all too recognizable.
On Such a Full Sea, Chang-Rae Lee. Pinner writes: "In a class-divided future America where urban neighborhoods function as labor colonies for elite charter villages, Fan, a female fish-tank diver, embarks on what becomes a legendary quest to find the man she loves in a region overcome by anarchic forces. Stunning, surprising & riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in."
ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-Rae Lee (cover design by Helen Yentus, hand-lettering by Jason Booher)
Reading Science Fiction for Pleasure | NoveList | "This lyrical, haunting novel was selected for ALA RUSA's 2015 Notable Books List. Fan lives in the repressive and poverty-stricken New Chinese fish farming community that used to be Baltimore. When her boyfriend disappears, she abandons her regimented life to look for him in the harsh, anarchic world outside. Fan, the strange people she meets, and her unnamed narrator are mesmerizing characters...Lee will transport you."
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“Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and On Such a Full Sea provides all that and more. . . . With On Such a Full Sea, [Chang-rae Lee] has found a new way to explore his old preoccupation: the oft-told tale of the desperate, betraying, lonely human heart.”—Andrew Sean Greer, The New York Times Book Review“I've never been a fan of grand hyperbolic declarations in book reviews, but faced with On Such a Full Sea, I have no choice but to ask: Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?”—Porochista Khakpour, The Los Angeles TimesFrom the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman’s legendary quest in a shocking, future America.On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee’s elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from scratch. Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in.In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class—descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China—find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement.In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan’s journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Perhaps my favorite book of 2013. Beautiful writing, amazing characters, fascinating premise. A large book, but one that you will fly through.
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The Six Mile Regional Library District March Book Club Selection is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Register and Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk! Join the discussion on Monday, March 24 at 6:30 PM at Niedringhaus School or Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 PM at the library on Johnson Road.
Life after Life Signed Edition by Kate Atkinson: What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold...
"Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. A BookPage notable title. In 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. Does Ursula's infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways. Clearly history (and Kate Atkinson) have plans for her: In Ursula rests nothing less than the fate of civilization.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Books Read. I love the jumbled timeline.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson- on my must read list!
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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan- "Hannah Payne's life has been devoted to church and family until she awakens in a new body to a nightmarish new life. She finds herself lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions for whom observing new Chromes- criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime- is a form of entertainment. Hannah is a Red for the crime of murder."
A powerful retelling of "The Scarlet Letter" in a near-future America. Fast-paced but still extremely thought provoking.
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In the future, abortion has become a crime as a series of events threatens the existence of the United States. One woman wakes up to discover that her skin color has been changed to red as punishment for having the procedure done. Now she must embark on a dangerous journey in order to find refuge from a hostile and threatening society.
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When She Woke. My favorite book from 2011
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Hillary Jordan’s second novel, is a modern-day take on Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. As the result of a sexually transmitted pandemic nicknamed the “Great Scourge”, the United States has reverted back to a Puritan-like society. The country is being run by the Trinity Party–a group of fundamentalist Christians–and the separation between church and state has been eradicated. In this not-too-distant future, the economic strain of overcrowded prisons has been dealt with by imprisoning only the most violent of criminals. Each category of crime has been given a representative color, and anyone convicted of a crime is stigmatized by being injected with a virus that genetically alters their skin color, changing it to represent the class of their crime. The majority of criminals–called Chromes–are then released back into society to fend for themselves. This turns out to be just as cruel and inhumane as being packed into overcrowded prisons and mistreated by the system. Although Chromes are allowed to roam freely in society, they aren’t really free and they definitely aren’t safe–they are completely ostracized, continuously trackable by anyone with access to a computer, and in constant danger of being raped, assaulted, and even killed by vigilante groups reminiscent of the KKK.
On my first pass through the 104 books I’ve read this year to come up with some "Best Of" lists, I came up with a “short list” of more than 25 books that I loved. Over the last week I’ve been
Compiling a list of favorites can be difficult, since many wonderful books are left out. But just know that there have been many more great books that didn't make it to my list. To see all the books I read and reviewed this year, go to Books Read in 2011. TEN FAVORITES OF 2011: 1. …
City of Thieves, by David Benioff - A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds.
A great coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Leningrad during WWII. Appropriate for adults and teens. Also a great read-a-like for "The Book Thief".
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The story of two unfulfilled stay-at-home parents who have an affair one summer. Perrotta exposes the dark underbelly of suburbia in his books, which are all worth checking out.
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This book has it all: adventure, romance, time travel and men in kilts. Such fun! I consider this the ultimate guilty pleasure book.
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This first book in a great literary mystery series. Atkinson brings so much emotional depth to the unsolved crimes that private detective Jackson Brodie investigates.