Finally made #1 on the NYT Best Sellers List for paperback non-fiction. Most major medical break-throughs are based on research using HELA cells or the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks. Before medical ethics were an issue, Henrietta's cells were cultivated and reproduced without her knowledge - and that's only the tip of the iceberg. This one is an eye-opener!
Finally made #1 on the NYT Best Sellers List for paperback non-fiction. Most major medical break-throughs are based on research using HELA cells or the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks. Before medical ethics were an issue, Henrietta's cells were cultivated and reproduced without her knowledge - and that's only the tip of the ice berg. This one is an eye-opener!
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. A remarkable story of science and a family's search for answers.Very interesting book worth reading.
Finally made #1 on the NYT Best Sellers List for paperback non-fiction. Most major medical break-throughs are based on research using HELA cells or the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks. Before medical ethics were an issue, Henrietta's cells were cultivated and reproduced without her knowledge - and that's only the tip of the iceberg. This one is an eye-opener!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot: Gave this book last Christmas - an unusual story but worth the read
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot - Probably my favorite non-fiction book of all time. Fascinating, maddening, heartbreaking, stunning, unique.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: Brings up important questions about patient rights, the meaning of informed consent, and the ethical costs of advancements in research. Informative history of the ever-present HeLa cell line in medical research.
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It was one of the most revolutionary tools of biomedical research: the immortal HeLa cell line. But few people know the cells belonged to a poor Southern tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot spent years researching Lacks and tells her story in The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J4X33O/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Tk36pb108NG8J
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Destiny Of The Republic by Candice Millard: James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. #ATXlibrary
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. Length 432. The induction balance that Bell used for the final time on Garfield is on display in the National Museum of American History, on the National Mall. To me, that’s the best part of being a writer—following an idea to see where it leads. A passionate abolitionist, Garfield was not only hailed a hero in the Civil War, but was a fierce champion of the rights of freed slaves.
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One of the best books I ever read, love that is a true story, fascinating!The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family
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The Sisters - Mary Lovell - BIOGRAPHY - what a family! Unity and Diana were Fascists and great friends with Adolph Hitler; Nancy and Jessica were famous authors. A peek at life with the six Mitford sisters in England before WWII .
i just read about these Mitford sisters in wikipedia yesterday. I'm really interested aout the story of Unity Mitford, or well known as Hitler's British Girl.
i just read about these Mitford sisters in wikipedia yesterday. I'm really interested aout the story of Unity Mitford, or well known as Hitler's British Girl. Let see if i can find this book in Jakarta. :D
The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family Mary S. Lovell. Beautifully written story of a family whose members are the stuff of legend.
The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family (sounds like an interesting read!)
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I've been meaning to add this to my reading list for a while now!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot. very good read, and an important one.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Unbelievable book - a must read!!!!
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks... looks interesting.
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The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews
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The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews. I will be adding this to my reading list!
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The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060935537/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_FEFtwb0M85EHF
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The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1, 200 Jews [Peter Duffy] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblingsbeing led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would
Bubblegum Betty is the true story of young Mennonite girl growing up during the Great Depression. Hear about her childhood adventures like cutting off just one of her braids, eating soap and walking in her sleep. Growing up with a large family and a special needs brother kept her life interesting.
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Do you have an older family member who loves telling stories about their growing up days? Her mother told her many stories about growing up during the great depression, and Jane wanted to do something fun for her mother. She titled the book BubbleGum Betty and gifted it to her mom. I feel that the stories of our parents …
Bubblegum Betty Book with RECIPES is the true story of young Mennonite girl growing up during the Great Depression. Hear about her childhood adventures like cutting off just one of her braids, eating soap and walking in her sleep.
Catch a unique glance of the life of Bubblegum Betty as she grew up in a Mennonite home during the Great Depression in Pennsylvania. This is a biography penned by Betty's daughter, Jane. I Am Within: Bubblegum Betty: A Book Review
I Am Within: Bubblegum Betty: A Book Review Stepping back in time to see glimpses from the life of a free-spirited Mennonite girl growing up in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression was quite the reading adventure
I Am Within: Bubblegum Betty: A Book Review
Bubblegum Betty: A Book Review
Last fall I was so blessed to be able to spend a week with my friend, Jane, the author of this sweet book. During that trip I also was able to meet her father and mother, Bubblegum Betty. I was immediately drawn to her charm and personality and tried to adopt her as my second mother! During that trip, Jane shared one or two stories of her mother that she said she was going to put in a book she wanted to write for her mother. Jane made sure I had plenty of laughs that week. Betty and her husband even sent treats for me to carry home from that trip! I have been saving my cherry pears for just the right opportunity! Recently, I was very honored and surprised when Jane asked if I would read and write a review of her book, Bubblegum Betty. How exciting it was for me, even if it did make me nervous! I knew Jane had been saying she was going to write a book about her mother, but I didn't know she had actually done it until the books were about to come off the press! What a sweet, fun book this is! Right from the introduction that read like the beginning of one of my favorite novels, I was drawn into Betty's life. Stepping back in time to see glimpses from the life of a free-spirited Mennonite girl growing up in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression was quite the reading adventure. One of my favorite stories was of how Betty determined she needed to marry a preacher's son. Betty did date a preacher's son, but I won't spoil the ending for those who haven't read the book yet. I invite you to read this very sweet, fun book and learn from Betty what it means to be 'normal' and to love family. Life may not always be what others consider normal, but that doesn't mean one is not normal or worthy of love. I also invite you to try one of the yummy recipes in the back! My followers know if there is a recipe around, I am sure to find it! Make sure you don't miss one single fun adventure from Betty's life that is captured in this book- or any of the great advice or recipes from Betty in the back! If you would like to the order the book, it can be purchased here in Jane's Etsy store. I think today I shall eat pears! Until we meet again, may you be blessed!
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand What a story, you will fall in love with the main character, Louis Zamparini - a Vet and Olympic Athlete. I never complain about doing a single push up or burpy. Hillenbrand is a fantastic story teller that weaves a story with details of specific events together to create a truly magical story. Another book club read and a great one!
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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - I've been told by a friend that it's one of the best books he has ever read. Adding it to my must read list!
The book jacket describes the contents as “A World War II story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.” It is all of that and more. The protagonist is Louis Zamperini who, at the hands of his Japanese captors, survived torture, starvation and sadism that plumb the depths of human evil. It is also the story of the men who endured those horrific conditions with him.
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken is an incredible biography of Louis Zamperini - an Olympic runner, Air Force pilot, Japanese prisoner of war, recovered alcoholic, husband, and minister. It's a must-read!
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand- a World War 2 survival story and the biography of famous olympic runner Louis Zamperini
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - kind of looking forward to this movie. A true story of a Berlin Olympics participant who became a WWII airman, shot down, left adrift & captured by Japanese forces. Amazing book! Highly recommend!
Unbroken - Book review - Laura Hillenbrand did so much research for this book that Louis Zamperini claimed she knew more about his life afterwards than he did. Amazing book about an amazing man, who survived unimaginable horrors, and came back stronger than ever.
This is an amazing book. Just finished reading it for my book club. Louie's story is truly inspirational.
As reported in an exclusive for the Hollywood Reporter, Ethan and Joel Coen "have been tapped to rewrite Unbroken, the adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 book, for Universal -- which has been trying to mount a Zamperini story in some form or fashion for decades Universal picked up the rights to the book in January 2011, initially for Francis Lawrence to direct." Angelina Jolie came on board in December, and has reportedly been looking for "top flight" writers for this project. She has spent weeks searching for "top-flight writers" to tackle the project. Read the entire article here. I originally spotlighted UNBROKEN here on Novel Chatter in November, 2010 and am still mesmerized by Louis Zamperini. Here's a bit about this amazing book: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Published November 16th 2010 by Random House
After a few days of much thought, prayer, and research I have put together a list of 24 books that I will be reading for 2013. These are in no particular order, and I have not listed the most important book that I read every year.... the Bible :). 1. What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp 2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 3. The Power of Words and The Wonder of God 4. A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman 5. 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine 6. There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene 7. Glimpses of Grace by Madeleine L' Engle 8. The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller 9. Relationships by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp 10. From Dust and Ashes by Tricia Goyer 11. Love Does by Bob Goff 12. Adopted for Life by Russell Moore 13. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam 14. What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend by Laura Vanderkam 15. In Christ Alone by Sinclair Ferguson 16. Journeys of Faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson 17. For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay 18. Heartfelt Discipline by Clay Clarkson (COMING SOON :)) 19. Brokenness by Nancy Leigh Demoss 20. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall 21. The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot 22. A Journey to Victorious Praying by Bill Thrasher 23. Desperate by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae This book launches January 8th, 2013 and The Better Mom will be hosting the book club! (I will be reading it for a second time during the study which begins January 29,2013) 24. Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson ( I have already read this book 2 times, but it is such an incredible resource that I go back to time and time again throughout the year.) Okay so now it is YOUR turn!! Tell me in the comments below what your favorite books are that you have read in the past and any new books that you look forward to reading in 2013! This post contains affiliate links. Full disclosure here.
If you haven't read it, you should. True story that you will want to finish in one night.
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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. Remember Quint's (Robert Shaw) extraordinary speech in "Jaws" about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. THIS is the book to read about what happened.
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A worth while book to read...heartbreaking.
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors [Doug Stanton] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of America's worst naval disaster--and of the heroism of the men who
In Harm's Way : The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors (Doug Stanton) at Booksamillion.com. Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of America's worst naval disaster--and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survivedOn July 30, 1945, the "USS Indianapolis" was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine..
Canada by Richard Ford, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006FO3ERQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_KXOkrb09T9HE3
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March by Geraldine Brooks, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029WILXU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_.O76pb0RSYRX3
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March: Geraldine Brooks: Historical fiction of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson Alcott; on my to-read list
March - Geraldine Brooks - loved how it tied in with Little Women - great historical fiction of Civil War times
March - Geraldine Brooks Read this in book club one year. We had read another of hers previous to this. Both very gritty but really good!
March by Geraldine Brooks. Pulitzer Prize Winner 2006. With"pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.
One of my all-time favorite books is Little Women. It is nice that Geraldine Brooks tells the story of the girls father and his experiences in the Civil War. Good read.
March, Geraldine Brooks. Interesting book (very heart-wrenching, tough content to read at times). Mr. March, as in the father of Alcott's Little Women, and his side of the story before he met Marmee, and while he was serving in the Civil War.
March by Geraldine Brooks. This book takes place during the Civil War. For Little Women fans: this book takes the perspective of the father. Interesting book, but not highly recommended. It was slow at times, but if you are a fan of Little Women I think you would enjoy it. Our Civil War Book Club has read this.
March: Geraldine Brooks - an interesting story about what happened to Mr. March during the Civil War - Little Women's father
"March" Geraldine Brooks As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the American Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.
The Bewildered by Peter Rock, http://www.amazon.com/dp/159692179X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_fxvfqb13VXXKS
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You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051BNVDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_LKfHpb007S58S
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With dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes you into the American army base at Ft. Hood, Texas, where U.S. soldiers bound for Iraq and Afghanistan prepare to fight, and where their families are left to cope after the men are gone. Join the Wheatfield Book Club in reading their January 2014 selection of "You Know When the Men are Gone" by Siobhan Fallon. Program date: Tuesday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m.
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The Unsettling by Peter Rock, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596922141/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_jwvfqb0A7D8Z4
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The Unsettling by Peter Rock. $0.99. Publisher: M P Publishing Limited; 1 edition (June 24, 2010). Author: Peter Rock. 329 pages
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In this stunning new novel, Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai. See what the reviewers from The Guardian thought and let us know if you agree at http://www.thereadingroom.com/books/details/five-star-billionaire-tash-aw/6442815
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Five Star Billionaire: A Novel by Tash Aw, long-listed for the Man Booker prize. Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job—but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn’t exist. Gary is a country boy turned pop star who is spinning out of control. Justin is in Shanghai to expand his family’s real estate empire, only to find that he might not be up to the task.
Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job—but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn’t exist. Gary is a country boy turned pop star who is spinning out of control. Justin is in Shanghai to expand his family’s real estate empire, only to find that he might not be up to the task. He has long harbored a crush on Yinghui, a poetry-loving, left-wing activist who has reinvented herself as a successful Shanghai businesswoman.
Five Star Billionaire - Tash Aw - In Shanghai anything is possible.
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451645600/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kBmksb1WQ49J0
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir: Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett: The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace
Adult Book Club Titles - A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. To see this book in LCL catalogue click on the book cover.
"Kidnapped in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout spent fifteen months in terrifying captivity with her ex boyfriend Nigel Brennan. This story of adventure and survival will pull you in right from the beginning." - Maria B
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A House in the Sky- Amanda Lindhout, adding to my reading list.
I have to admit, I'm a little sad that September is nearly over. Daring Greatly has been such an inspiring and thought-provoking read, and I'm still soaking in every single word of it, not letting myself plow through it a moment before the month ends. That being said, I'm also very eager to finally dig into our October book, A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout. I first discovered the book while reading the September issue of Vogue, and as I learned more about the memoir, I knew it was something I needed to read. Amazon describes this book as, "...the dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace....Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity." As always, I’ve created a Facebook group for us to engage in conversation throughout the reading process. No doubt, this book will be…
A House in the Sky A Memoir (Book) : Lindhout, Amanda : "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and worked as a cocktail waitress, saving her tips so she could travel the globe. As a child, she escaped a violent household by paging through National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. Now she would see those places for real. She backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each experience, went on to travel solo across Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a TV reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth"--to report on the fighting there. On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted. An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout's fifteen months as a captive, A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her young guards and the men in charge of them. She is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to unthinkable abuse. She survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," looking down at the woman shackled below, and finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Lindhout's decision, upon her release, to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help the Somali people rebuild their country through education is a wrenching testament to the capacity of the human spirit and an astonishing portrait of the power of compassion and forgiveness"--Provided by publisher.
The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues …
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399158243/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_p2sGrb04XGPFN
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May 1, 2014 - Audubon library book club selection
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250012570/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_g6qjwb1F4Z76K
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Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by Rainbow Rowell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250012570/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7v4Rtb1TKHHXSPXF
Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by 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. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.
Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by Rainbow Rowell Story of two 16-year old misfits in Omaha who meet on the school bus and how they became each other's first love. ~6/24/2014
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Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by Rainbow Rowell
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Sisterland: A Novel null,http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400068312/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ohe1rb1YD7C9MPJB
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Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld: Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Prep,  returns with a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief. From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they...
Curtis Sittenfeld, "Sisterland": From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar “senses”—innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. - Barnes & Noble, No. 8 - July 1, 2013
When the strongest earthquake in U.S. history occurs just north of their St. Louis home, Kate and Jeremy find the disaster further complicated by Kate's twin sister's prediction about a more powerful earthquake. "Sisterland" A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sisterland- Curtis Sittenfeld, When Violet Shramm has a premonition that St Louis will be hit by an earthquake, her twin sister Kate is torn between impatience with her sibling, fear for her family and an unsettling reminder of her own psychic abilities.
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld. Twin sisters Violet and Daisy have always shared a connection - and a bit of ESP. When Violet - the professional psychic - predicts a massive earthquake in St. Louis, her stay at home mom sister's life is turned upside down. Great characters, highly entertaining.
The Smart Girl's Guide To Steamy Summer Reads #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2013/06/47942/best-erotic-novels#slide10 Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld — Curtis Sittenfeld's debut novel, Prep, was a major hit among smart ladies looking for a break from daily life, and her newest is no different. Sisterland follows twin sisters with a rare psychic gift — sure, it may not sound sexy, but trust us, there's a steamy twist that makes it all worth it. Plus, the author's entertaining wit ...
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld Publisher: Random House Publication Date: June 2013 Categories: Contemporary Women, Literary Source: Random House Description: From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar “senses”—innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift. After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that a devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is mortified. More troubling, however, is her fear that Vi may be right. As the date of the predicted earthquake quickly approaches, Kate is forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister, and truths about herself she’s long tried to deny. Hooray for sisters! (Even if one of them is kind of a jerkface)* That's the plot talking. It's a bit complex, needlessly so in some areas. Matt Lauer makes an appearance! (Sadly, he doesn't dance) Bill Murray does not make an appearance. But psychic abilities do, so there. Well played, Sisterland. Well played indeed. *My real life sister is not a jerkface.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307269752/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_3WSHpb09GJBS5
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The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo Movie is a good representation of the book. Book series were great reads.
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2010 Reading List Favorite Books - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series - this book started my love for Scandinavian crime thrillers...One must delve through half the book in order for the author to set the foundation, but from there it is wonderful...first in a series...two more books follow. :)
2011 Reading List Favorite Books - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series - this book started my love for scandinavian crime thrillers...
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson... haven't read it yet, i'm told it's better than the movie so it is beyond worth reading!
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It's review day again!! Today's book is..... The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson! My rating: 2.5/3 out of 5 stars Go here to read a description or get the first chapter free on Amazon. This ebook has been on my "to be read" list since the day I got my Kindle in 2010. I just couldn't bring myself to read it because I was afraid of it not living up to all the hype. Please note - I'm not trying to offend anyone with my review. I only post my honest opinions. The book started out fantastically slow. I simply couldn't get into it. The chapters were jam packed with so much information that I simply couldn't follow everything. I had to re-read (which I rarely do) the first two chapters at least twice. The characters were outstanding and one of the main reasons I enjoyed the novel. What lost me...the title suggest the novel is going to be about the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Lisbeth) when in all reality, she is more of a "back up" main character. I felt like Mikael was the only character the story really cared about. I craved and begged to know more about the other characters. I heard enough of Mikael dang it! The writing style wasn't my cup of tea either. The novel was 469 pages long, but I felt like it had at least 100 if not more pages worth of information I didn't need. Plus, it caused a few loose ends. Unless I missed something? Very possible... But you know what I loved? The story. The message. The plot without the extra background noise. The characters. The picture it painted in my mind. The use of history and cultural differences. I simply loved it. Outstanding! The chapters rose and fell dramatically, some painfully slow while others were so full of drama and impact it was hard to take it all in at once. By the end, I just wanted it to be over, done with, "c'est fini!" I was excited to finally read and finish this novel and even more proud of myself for it being the first one off my TBR list for 2012!! Happy Review Day!!
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn. Very interesting book. I stayed up later than usual every night reading it. I don't usually read mysteries, but this kind of mystery was fun to read. I loved the chapters going back and forth from the wife's journal to what was happening to the husband after she disappears.
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LSZECO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_61mprb1YRB3XB