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    The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes. $10.42. Author: Richard Holmes. Publisher: Vintage (July 14, 2009). Publication Date: July 14, 2009. 576 pages. The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Roma...

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Ties That Bind honors the people who nourish and strengthen us. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from ten years of the revolutionary oral history project’s rich archives, collecting conversations that celebrate the power of the human bond and capture the moment at which individuals become family. Between blood relations, friends, coworkers, and neighbors, in the most trying circumstances and in the unlikeliest of places, enduring connections are formed and lives are forever changed.

A charming debut. MINA'S BOOKSHELF review of THE BOOKSTORE by Deborah Meyler minadecaro.blogsp...

Featured on one of NPR's Summer 2012 Lists:

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Recommended by Suman

Top New History & Biography on Goodreads, October 2012

Orphan Train- An intriguing story of two women 70 years apart in age, both from broken homes, each transforming the other's life. Set on present-day Mount Desert Island, Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, highlights the real-life story of the trains that between 1854 and 1929 carried thousands of orphaned, abandoned, and destitute children from the East Coast to the Midwest. As Vivian and Molly work together, they find unlikely common ground.

'The Horologicon' by Mark Forsyth got a great review in the New York Times Book Review - Click on cover to Downlad a free ebook sample and give it a try!

Ender's Game - this and the other books in the series are the only things by Orson Scott Card I've read (and not from lack of trying...). But I read Ender's Game pretty much every year, so I get my fill of Card, for sure.

There is a time in everyone's life when they feel so unbelievably cool for all of four seconds. Mine was when I bough this book.