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Dept. of Speculation
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My Best of 2014: Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill (Fiction)
Entomology of a Bookworm: Book Review: Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill
Don't Breathe a Word: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
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Don't Breathe a Word - A Novel, Jennifer McMahon. Pinner writes: "On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen."
Compelling, and a page turner. The only reason it didn't make it onto my "worth reading" list is that I found the writing frustrating and distracting. Fairly well written, just needed some more love in editing. - Jennifer McMahon
The Rathbones by Janice Clark
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Janice Clark - The Rathbones - Book Review | BookPage
The Rathbones. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 8/13
The Rathbones: new historical fiction, set in New England, featured on B & N
A gothic, literary adventure set in New England, Janice Clarks haunting debut chronicles one hundred years of a once prosperous and now crumbling whaling family, told by its last surviving member.
Lexicon by Maxx Barry
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Alex Award Winner! Lexicon: A Novel written by Max Barry
On my reading list ....Lexicon by Max Barry. At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren’t taught history, geography, or mathematics—at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade...
Lexicon by Max Barry: Book Cover
Lexicon, by Max Barry (The Penguin Press), shortlisted in the ALA Reading List Adrenaline genre, and winner of the Alex Award in fiction.
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
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Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother's listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where he glimpses an actress, who goes by the name of Willow Frost. William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to prove his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart.
"I was captivated by both William and Willow’s life stories throughout the novel and truly felt transported to the Seattle setting of 1920′s and 30′s. Its themes of love, family, sacrifice and hope for the future were beautifully rendered and genuinely moving. Songs of Willow Frost is a heartfelt, gorgeously written book that I believe many readers would enjoy." @Mandi Johnston (TBYL)
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel by Anthony Marra
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May Book Recommendations: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra – The Hall Library's Suggested Winter Reading List 2013
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Review | Book Reviews and News | EW.com
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline Set in the year 2044, a young man lives almost entirely in the virtual world, and he's about to catapult himself into a massive online mystery, solving the first clue to a massive online puzzle. Trying to beat the corporate gamers, Wade Watts and a small group of gamers take on the puzzle. A thoroughly enjoyable book for anyone who enjoys virtual reality, gaming, or the 80s - this was one of my favorite reads this year.
Ready Player One. This book is fantastic, and even if you're not a gamer, the 80's references alone make it worth reading. I hope Ernest Cline writes a second book.
Ernest Cline, Author of Ready Player One. LOVE IT!! It's for geeks. I read it in a week. Such a good book!!!Remember: IT'S FOR GEEKS!! It's about a worldwide free video game game called the OASIS, and the hunt for James Halliday's Easter egg that he hid inside the game. Wade has to outwit a huge corporation and survive in the OASIS, and the real world!!
Ready Player One: A Novel: Ernest Cline: Taking places in 2044 in a dark and miserable America "Ready Player One expertly mines a copious vein of 1980s pop culture, catapulting the reader on a light-speed adventure in an advanced but backward-looking future." While I did not care for the political slant of the book, the story itself is addictive. I highly recommend especially if you are a geek and or have a thing for 80's culture.
Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel by Jamie Ford
Worth Reading, Mothers, Book Worth, Jamie Ford, Book Review, Songs Hye-Kyo, Novels, Chinese American, Willow Frostings
12-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage since his mother’s listless body was carried away 5 years ago. On his birthday, William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theater. William sees an actress named Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Ford’s novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home.
Reading For Sanity : A Book Review Blog: Songs of Willow Frost - Jamie Ford
Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel by Jamie Ford 4 stars This book is about a young Chinese orphan and his eventual re-connection with his mother. It was an enjoyable read but I wasn't very drawn to the character of Willow Frost. It is a sad story of love, loss and longing. 45/2013
Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
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Little Wolves - Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that's pushing family farms and the townsfolk to the brink, Little Wolves tells the heartbreaking intertwining stories of an ostracized father searching for answers after his son commitsa heinous murder, and a pastor's wife who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own.A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of The Night Birds, Little Wolves weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery that reaches back generations. This is a page-turning, literary triumph reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy, and cements Thomas Maltman as an author who should not be missed.
American Gods: Author's Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman
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American Gods: Author's Preferred Text, by Neil Gaiman: What happens to the gods that we forget? Do they live on, behind the backdrops of our lives? #books, #novels, #fiction, #neilgaiman, #mythology, #odin, #fantasy
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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Mary Roach's new book is about the alimentary canal. Roach said you should be happy you are not a sea urchin who eats and defecates through the same opening, or a cow who has to eat the same dull food over and over. “We have this wonderful set up” in our stomach said Roach that lets us eat a variety of foods.
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (our August 2014 book club book)
The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.
Tampa by Alissa Nutting
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Taboo-Tackling Fiction: A Reading List
Tampa by Alissa Nutting - "With its main character a twenty-six -year-old woman who becomes a middle school teacher solely for the opportunity to seduce the boys in her classes, Tampa will inevitably be compared to Lolita. Thinking aboutTampa as a horror novel may actually be more helpful to readers who need to disconnect from the sociopathic pedophile Celeste but who still recognize the brilliance of Nutting’s mesmerizing storytelling ability."
7. Tampa. Alissa Nutting. | 15 Acclaimed Summer Books, Judged By Their Covers
Exclusive sex scene excerpt from my novel Tampa at Cosmopolitan Magazine, dubbed "the Most Controversial Book of Summer" This was written by Dr. Alissa Nutting- a professor I had for a creative writing class at John Carroll. Check out this book!
Becoming a teacher to fulfill her passion for 14-year-old boys, Celeste Price, an attractive eighth grade English teacher in suburban Tampa, sets her sights on Jack Patrick, who, in awe of her, willingly accepts her terms for a secret relationship while she destroys his life for her own pleasure. A chilling examination of a sociopath whose beautiful face masks her pathology, Nutting's debut is taut, sexually explicit, and utterly engrossing
Book Review: Tampa by Alissa Nutting
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
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The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer a rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported to the “other lives” she might have lived.
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer 4 stars This book is an interesting twist on a time travel story as long as you don't think about it too much. Greta gets to live a version of her life in 1985, 1941 and 1918. The different eras were portrayed well but I felt like I just wanted something more from the story. Overall I found Greta to be a little dull. I think so much more could have been explored with the experiences of a 1985 woman living in previous eras. 47/2013
Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
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Tell the Wolves I`m Home: not worth reading
Book Review: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The October 15 Southwest Book Club selection is Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. The Southwest Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Branch Library through December 2013.
Book Cover Image. Title: Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Author: by Carol Rifka Brunt
Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt: If this isn't on your "to read" list, change that NOW. This novel is part coming-of-age, part family struggle, and all good. Sometimes, I sat in wonder at how exquisitely and exactly Brunt had captured a sentiment that I knew and understood despite not having experienced what the characters did. I couldn't put this down and you won't be able to, either.
The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker
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Such a good book, and an easy read ! definetly worth reading! The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker - On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - a coming-of-age story set in a time when the Earth is slowing down. Literally. Days are suddenly getting longer and we’re experiencing it through eleven-year-old Julia. Put it on your summer reading list! #books #reading
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Afternoon Book Club - July 11, Noon, Conference Room . You can check out the book at the Circulation Desk if you don't already own a copy. New readers are always welcome - just read the book and show up! The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker. Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.
The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker.
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Fry is on an uncharacteristically impulsive mission to see a dying friend, and he’s left his wife and taken to the highway without so much as the proper shoes. As he plods his course, he comes to know himself through others, transforming not just his own life but that of his abandoned spouse as well.
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce Interesting and poignant. Worth reading. 7 of 10
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Officially on my reading list.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce | "Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl ..."
I loved this book. Harold sets out on a journey to hand deliver a letter to an old co-worker who is dying, but she lives over 600 miles away. He thinks if he keeps walking, she'll keep living. I won't spoil the rest for you, but it is a book worth reading.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel: Rachel Joyce - July 2013 book club
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh