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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo. It just won the 'National Book Award' 2012 for best non fiction!

First good book I've read in a long time.  About an orphaned, indentured white child who grows up with the slaves on a southern plantation.  5 stars!

**The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom: 'When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.

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50 Amazing New Books to Get Excited About Winter 2017 - WINTER IS COMING. And so are these 50 amazing new books! Trust me, you won't have any trouble finding something to read this winter. How many of these will we read in our group?

"This is how you lose her" by Junot Diaz - The stories in this collection are about love, but they’re also about the undertow of family history and cultural mores, presented in Díaz’s exciting, irresistible and entertaining prose.

THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER by Junot Diaz (January stories in the New York Times Bestselling This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Book Review #65: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

This a long book pages) but worth your time. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. Unique plot and very well written.

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical fiction novel with intrigue and passion. Set in 1920s London, the story follows a widow and her "spinster daughter" as they take in a young couple as tenants. Out Sept. 16

The Paying Guests

It is and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa — a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants.

40 wonderfully "discussable" books to read with your book club: because it takes more than a great book to make a great book club novel.

40 great book club novels.

Join a book club - 40 wonderfully "discussable" books to read with your book club: because it takes more than a great book to make a great book club novel.

7.  I really enjoyed reading from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley.  I learned a lot and in the end realized there is a lot that history leaves out regarding many glorified individuals.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley.

This writer is sooo good.  He writes beautifully and will break your heart with this book.  But it's definitely worth reading.

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24 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2015

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The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate - Tandi Jo Reese is tasked with cleaning out a sprawling mansion when she finds dozens of boxes. Reading through them could change her life.

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver. "The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in (Harper Perennial)

The 100 Books I’m Reading in 2016

The 100 Books I’m Reading in 2016

CURRENTLY READING: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher from my list of 100 books for I really loved this one!

The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IWR3FG/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ZRUvxbHCB3Z6T

In this beautifully written debut Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the… read more at Kobo.