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East of Eden - John Steinbeck. An epic set in his home territory, the rich Salinas Valley of California with the struggle between good and evil and love given and taken and withheld in one American family.

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez [Dashuria në kohërat e kolerës - Gabriel Garcia Marquez]

14 Classic College Books You’ll Want to Read Again as a Real Adult and their lessons. East of Eden? Try not to marry a sociopath.

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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcohol father and distant mother and describes how she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they finally found the resources and will to leave home. - Destiny Quest

The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls - A truly amazing story of resilience and determination to survive.

Girls at a Window (Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta - 1875)

Young and well-bred Lucy Honeychurch finds herself in a muddle after encountering the Emersons on a trip to Florence; another spectacular movie by Merchant-Ivory team.

The 5 People You Meet In Heaven - thought provoking, with heart wrenching twist at the end. Makes you realize, that the lives you touch are all around you.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom New

The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom.excellent book, I've read it several times and I still love it.

'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden: The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. This book chronicles the fascinating life of Chiyo, who is sold to a geisha house, where she later becomes the star geisha, Sayuri. Excellent read and although not as good the movie was well worth seeing

The Giver by Lois Lowry - I believe production has started on a movie version...I love it when my favorite books become movies!

The Giver - Read. I read this when I was in middle school and I didn't like it then. So, I thought, with the movie coming out, I'd give it another shot. Still leaves a bit to be desired, but the dystopian genre always makes me think.

A timeless novel about pursuing your dreams and listening to the still, small voice within you along the way.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids.

Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson-Historical fiction set at the Chicago World's Fair. Learned alot about architecture and Chicago World's Fair . Also a crime novel about the first Chicago serial killer.

Sundays at Tiffany's (own, just need to read it)

"Sundays at Tiffany's" by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet. Any yhing James Patterson is worth reading!

Sad but you can't put it down

Sarah's Key: a story about a 10 yo girl who gets arrested with her family, but before she does she locks her younger brother in a cupboard thinking she will be back in a few hours to free him.SO SAD.

Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse Saga to End

The Sookie Stackhouse book series is great! From these we got the series True Blood.