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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. My favorite book of all time.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: KarenJoy Fowler. I really loved this one.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves ... a very, very different book from the bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club ... Karen Joy Fowler
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler – The Hall Library's Suggested Winter Reading List 2013
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Please click on the book cover to check availability or place a hold @ Otis. (05/30/13)
This is a fabulous book@ ==The story of a family's devastation when the chimp who'd been reared as part of the family is removed from their life. Great writing and an unusually story make this worth reading!
Life After Life
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A book worth paying attention to, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson MAR 2014 - Prairie District Book Club 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.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (March 2013) #toread @goodreads ... novel, literature, fantasy, historical fiction, book club
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Columbine, the book
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The book about the shooting. Really awesome book.
A powerful book
A very thorough look at the before, during, after, and why. Excellent book.
We Need To Talk About Kevin
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Haunting. So very haunting and worth reading. This was dark and even scary to think of for all those mothers out there who feel they lack that "maternal instinct".
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (add this to the Expectant Mothers reading list along w/ Geek Love and The Fifth Child)
We Need to Talk About Kevin The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday.
Probably my favourite fiction book to date.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver - I recommend reading it before seeing the movie...
New book club book: We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Click on the image to check our catalog.
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
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Another story of how Old New York high society affects a woman coming of age at the turn of the century. Classic Edith Wharton.
The Custom of the Country (1913) by Edith Wharton.
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
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Read-The Chimney Sweeper's Boy by Barbara Vine. It was intriguing and mysterious in the first half and then fell flat and was disappointing at the very end.
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This was the first Kate Atkinson book I read. Very interesting. Very good.
Another great book by Khaled Hosseini. I liked this one better than The Kite Runner.
One of my favorite books ever! A Thousand Splendid Suns and the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - moving stories of family friendship love faith and Afghan history
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. (Nov 2014) Poor Laila who had such an amazing father and supportive family structure who was forced into such a life of misery due to the Taliban. I'm glad she had a happy ending. Mariam though, what a horrible thing to endure. The rules the Taliban enforced were crazy. The abuse that both Mariam and Laila took from Rasheed was sickening. What an eye opening book, I now want to read the Kite Runner which I've heard so much about.
A Thousand Splendid Suns - by the author of The Kite Runner http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/80220437082053028_nOJvCnJu_f.jpg angie828a books worth reading
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Turpin Hills Bitches Book Club September 2013
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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
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Maggie O'farrell - I admire her greatly - looking forward to reading Instructions For a Heatwave
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In 2013, Richard Poplak of the Daily Maverick described Coetzee as "inarguably the most celebrated and decorated living English-language author." Before receiving the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, Coetzee was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, CNA Prize (thrice), the Prix Femina Étranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Booker Prize (twice), among other accolades.
Disgrace (Paperback) by J. M. Coetzee. University Library / PR 9369.3 C58 S5 1999
Booker and Nobel prize winner. Simply brilliant.
The Paperboy -- Pete Dexter
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In Pete Dexter’s 1995 drama-mystery, two journalists return to their small Florida hometown to investigate the murder of a police officer, which has landed a possibly innocent man on death row. The movie stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and John Cusack. October 5, 2012
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In the Heart of the Sea
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In the Heart of the Sea. Amazing book.
A Visit From The Goon Squad
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A Visit from The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan Not only did this book win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year, but it’s also been lapped up by the critics. The book is broken up into a series of short stories, many of which involve the character Bennie Salazar. Bennie is an aging rock executive who is getting more self-destructive as he gets older. The stories shift back and forth in time, vaulting from the late Sixities to the present day.
On my reading list! A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
A video book review of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. One of the top picks from In the Stacks librarians for your book club to read and the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 2011.
loved this story. definitely the kind of book worth reading a few times to fully grasp the time and setting changes and how each character's stories become woven together.
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption By: Laura Hillenbrand. UNBELIEVABLY GREAT BOOK!!!!
Unbroken - A book worth reading
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption: Laura Hillenbrand- the story of Louie Zamperini, Olympic champion and POW in Japan during WWII. I didn't know a lot of what was covered in this book so definitely worth reading for me. Not fun though!
Book Club Book. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Alan Holinghurst - The Strangers Child
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The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Stranger’s Child | The Man Booker Prizes
Father of the Rain by Lily King
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Very good book, reading for book club
Father of the Rain: A Novel by Lily King (good read)
Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Rolling on the Floor Funny
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris Great writer, and I laughed out loud so many times, he has such an awesomely twisted way of looking at dysfunction. Great book.
The first Sedaris book I ever read. Ah-mazing!
My favorite funny book.
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
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The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant - historical early American fiction.
Sadly out of print
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Kingsley Amis - Ending Up. Cover by Jonathan Burton. penguin modern classics.
Evening is the whole Day
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Preeta Samarasan's brilliantly executed first novel, Evening Is the Whole Day (Mariner, 2009), takes place in Malaysia. Samarasan focuses her writerly lens on the lives of the Rajasekharans: Politically inclined Raju, the paterfamilias, whose grandfather came to Malaysia from India in 1899 and initiated the family's inexorable rise to the upper classes; his wife, Visanthi, who cannot abide remembering her lower-class upbringing; his elder daughter, Uma, who is excitedly looking forward to leaving home in Ipoh for college at Columbia University; his son, Suresh; and 6-year-old Aasha, who is desperately sad at the recent death of her grandmother and her beloved older sister's imminent departure. As Uma's departure approaches, different chapters explore both the family's past — in vivid, fascinating, and often troubling detail — and the equally vivid, fascinating and frequently troubling events that shaped Malaysian independence. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (which this novel made me want to reread), this is a book that begs to be read aloud. Here's one sentence that gives a good sense of Samarasan's style: "A wry sun was setting with a vengeance on the British Empire." Don't you love the adjective "wry"? It's such an interesting way of describing the end of Britain's colonial reign.
Castle Waiting & Castle Waiting II By Linda Medley; hardcover, 472 pages and 384 pages; Fantagraphic Books, list price: $29.95 each Castle Waiting and its sequel, Castle Waiting II (Fantagraphics, 2006 and 2011), were originally available as a series of award-winning individual comic books. I'm hopeful that they'll gain a much deserved wider reading audience now that the collection has been brought together and republished in two beautifully produced volumes. Beginning with a Sleeping Beauty-like back story, the tale extends outward as the hobgoblin-infested castle where Sleeping Beauty grew up, the Castle Waiting of the title, becomes a sanctuary for anyone in need. Each of the motley crew at the heart of these tales has sought out the confines of the castle looking for support, friendship and comfort. They include Jain, a pregnant aristocrat on the run from an arranged marriage; Beakie, a merchant; a knight named Sir Destrier; and a group of bearded nuns (who were once part of a circus), as well as various equally distinctive other characters. In the second collection, we continue to learn more about each of the appealing characters before he or she came to Castle Waiting; we also follow their ongoing interactions with one another. The black-and-white drawings are precisely crafted, with small, endearing touches that render each character entirely unique. The dialogue is clever and filled with subtle grace notes of drollness and humor. The set will be especially appealing to readers of all ages who enjoy seeing and reading traditional fairy tale tropes teased and played with, all with a sense of good-humored fun. Once you've read them, I know you'll join those of us who are eagerly awaiting the appearance of Castle Waiting 3.
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Oryx and Crake
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Amazing science fiction, dystopian novel.
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A book worth reading
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lost city of z
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On reading list.
One of my favorite new books
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann (Deb P)
I loved this book by New Yorker writer, David Grann. It did for the Amazon jungle what A Walk in the Woods did for the Appalachian Trail. What starts as the true story of one ill-fated expedition unfolds into a bigger story of archaeology, biology, the history of world exploration, and even greater mysteries to be found in the jungle. [JM]
Into Thin Air