Goodreads Mover & Shaker December 2011
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Mwf Seeking Bff By Rachel Bertsche SOUTH HILLS - The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club (Pittsburgh, PA) - Meetup
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345524942/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4kC-ub1AY6GPY
mwf seeking bff: my yearlong search for a new best friend - rachel bertsche #RACHEL #BERTSCHE #RACHELBERTSCHE #FICTION
I need to read this... MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
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Goodreads Mover & Shaker December 2011
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Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club review - "If this book is destined to become a series, I’m in all the way. The collaboration of Michael Scott and Colette Freedman is astonishing and amazing, nothing short of perfection. Get this book! You will not regret it and if you enjoy it even half as much as I did you’ll be clamoring for more!"
The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott & Colette Freedman http://foreverebook.com/the-thirteen-hallows-by-michael-scott-colette-freedman/
Splash of Our Worlds interview with Michael Scott and Colette Freedman on the genesis of The Thirteen Hallows
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Interview with Michael Scott and Colette Freedman - 13 Uses for The Thirteen Hallows once you've finished it
The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott & Colette Freedman. Goodreads Mover & Shaker December 2011
The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman. Sounds like a page-turner.
Book Review: The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott & Colette Freedman
Goodreads Mover & Shaker December 2012
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The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener Publisher: Simon and Schuster Publication date: November 27, 2012 Genre: Adult Historical fiction
"This is what good historical fiction should be! Take a little known conspiracy from history, weave in a fantastical storyline, add a pinch of Jane Austen Regency culture, and you have a good novel." The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener, reviewed by Joy....looks like a good read?
The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener. $11.52. Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (November 27, 2012). 338 pages. Author: Michelle Diener
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The Emperor's Conspiracy (Historical Mystery) by Michelle Diener
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The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
Goodreads Mover & Shaker December 2012
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The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393239330/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_tuLvrb0KBNSDN
the valley of unknowing | hardback | philip sington | The Valley of Unknowing is both a moving and entertaining love story and a seductive thriller, one that pits the past against the future, commerce against creativity, and art against life. ''remarkable...superbly anchored in place and time...a brilliant, evocative and accurate novel.'--the times (london).
The Valley of Unknowing - Summary: The author of a two-decades-old, but world-famous, novel in the last days of Communist East Germany is asked to appraise a mysterious manuscript that has dangerous political overtones, putting himself and his young lover in danger.
The Valley of Unknowing. Top New Fiction on Goodreads, December 2012
New arrival: The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington
The Valley of Unknowing By Philip Sington
The Valley of Unknowing
Goodreads Mover & Shaker May 2011
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The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt. (Ecco, 2011). A darkly comical western about two brothers who are hired guns for a frontier baron. An ALA Notable Books pick for 2012.
After struggling to manage another western, I had The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt recommended to me and decided to give it a go. This quirky tale of killer brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters back in the gold rush days was my kind of western, and totally did not end the way I expected, loved it!
Great book cover ~“We rode along in silence, thinking our private thoughts. Charlie and I had an unspoken agreement not to throw ourselves into speedy travel just after a meal. There were many hardships to our type of life and we took these small comforts as they came; I found they added up to something decent enough to carry on” ― Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
The Sisters Brothers by PatrickDeWitt A western to fall in love with.
Book Club pick for March - The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Patrick deWitt - The sisters Brothers #book #cover #livre
Goodreads Mover & Shaker December 2011
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Legend, Marie Lu - Such a good book series, absolutely worth reading. It is a little slow at the beginning but if you give this a chance you will not reget it
Legend by Marie Lu - Just finished this!!!!!!!! Great book!!!! Well written and good plot line!!!!!! If you like Hunger Games and Divergent read it!!!!!!
I just finished this book. Only took me a couple hours, I am in love with the story. If you like the Hunger Games, you'll definitely love this book! Legend, Marie Lu | 15 Book Series To Read If You Enjoyed "The Hunger Games"
Legend by Marie Lu. Very similar to The Hunger Games trilogy. This is the 1st book in what is planned to be a trilogy. Great book! I'll be reading the remaining 2 books once they are released, which I hope will be soon!
The first in a trilogy perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent, Marie Lu’s Legend takes place in what was once the United States, but is now known as the Republic. June was born to immense wealth, Day was born into poverty. When they happen to cross paths, the truth about the Republic
Looking for something to read after you've finished The Hunger Games? The YS Librarians recommend LEGEND by Marie Lu to fill that Katniss shaped void in your life.
"Source: Penguin (US). This book has been nominated by teens for this year's Teen's Top Ten award presented by #YALSA. If you are a teen between the ages of 12-18 please vote for your favorites. If you are a teen at heart, help spread the word and get the teens in your life to participate. To vote for #Legend by #MarieLu as your favorite book of the year please visit ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. #TTT12.
Legend by Marie Lu | 60second Book Review
So everyone like me who loves all of these new dystopian future novels for young adults that have been coming out since the Hunger Games series became the next Harry Potter should definitely read this book: Legend, by Marie Lu. June and Day both grew up in the Republic, a country that consists of what was once the western united states, and that has been constantly at war with its neighbor, the colonies, since anyone can remember. June was born to one of the few wealthy elite families, and is a military prodigy. Day was born into the slums, and has lived as an outlaw for most of his life. Their two paths cross when Day becomes the number one suspect in the murder of June's brother, Metias, who is the only family she has left. But when the two come together, they find out that the Republic isn't the shining beacon of freedom it paints itself to be. Awesome book!
Goodreads Mover & Shaker May 2011
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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II ($9.35 Kindle, $1.99 B), by Mitchell Zuckoff, is the Nook Daily Find, price matched on Kindle.
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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. $16.93. Author: Mitchell Zuckoff. Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (April 26, 2011). 400 pages
"Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II" by Mitchell Zuckoff
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061988340/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_a71Bqb0ZHB1X7
'Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)' by Mitchell Zuckoff ---- On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over "Shangri-La," a beaut...
book worth reading
Goodreads Mover & Shaker September 2011
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The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A19TAV0/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_GNaBub0P6B2YZ
A quick, rough, but worthy read. As a rather haunting memoir, Theresa Weir evokes her survival as a young girl, wife, and mother in a dysfunctional environment--a beautiful, poisonous apple orchard. read 3/13
The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected.
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It's true. A book worth reading...
Goodreads Mover & Shaker April 2011
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Thanks to 'The Wilder Life', Clint has been reliving Little House on the Prairie adventures on the Hallmark Channel. (Author Wendy McClure is here 4/9.)
"The Wilder Life: My Adventures In The Lost World Of 'Little House On The Prairie'" by Wendy McClure by Wendy McClure
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure. Interesting tale of her Little House Big Tour and obsession.
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie - I laughed so much reading this one!
Book 6 ~ 2015 Book Challenge ~ a book by a female author ~The Wilder Life: My Adventures In The Lost World Of 'Little House On The Prairie by Wendy McClure (February)
Want to Read: The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie ~ Wendy McClure
Goodreads Mover & Shaker August 2011
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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel, by Melanie Benjamin; 19TH CENTURY, UNITED STATES -- Beth
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin. A fictionalized account of a real person--this is the story of a woman who was two-foot-eight-inches tall who became a legend in the circus. The audio version was well done.
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin. A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age, and of a woman’s public triumphs and personal tragedies, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams—and whose story will surely win over yours.
Third Tuesday Book Club's March pick- The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, Melanie Benjamin. Pinner writes: "Reading about our country right after the Industrial Revolution & about the origins of side shows & P.T. Barnum was fascinating. For anyone who likes circuses &/or enjoyed 'Water for Elephants.' Historical novel about Lavinia Warren Bump from the mid to late 1880s. Vinnie had an extraordinary life as a miniature, theatrical woman traveling the world w/ her husband Tom Thumb & working for P.T. Barnum."
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel Our book club read in August 2012
another book worth checking out.
Goodreads Mover & Shaker August 2011
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The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier: Jim Davidson, Kevin Vaughan: 9780345523198: Books - Amazon.ca
The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier by Jim Davidson. $17.46. Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 26, 2011). 288 pages. Publication: July 26, 2011. Author: Jim Davidson. Save 33% Off!
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Goodreads Mover & Shaker February 2011
Worth Reading, Reading Women, Feminism Changed, Books Worth, My Life, Books Books, Feminist, Books Galore, Book Group
“The feminist story... is a counternarrative, a narrative of disobedience, a chronicle of battle, not of surrender. Women who do not fit the mold are too often maneuvered, manipulated, and mangled into some culturally safe archetype.”
We should all consider how our relationship with feminism changes as we grow older and change.
Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life by Stephanie Staal
Reading Women - How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life
Review of _Reading Women_
book group possibility
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was such a beautiful read about a circus that comes to town randomly and is open only from dusk to dawn. Also, Celia and Marco are swept up in a challenge where they are unsure of all the rules. . . Written with the most beautiful imagery, I literally want to start wearing only black and white with a red accent piece.
Goodreads Mover & Shaker September 2011
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Has this been optioned yet? #nightcircus #book #goodbook #circus
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus My favorite book!!
Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern, another Young Adult book that happens to be worth reading
The night circus is a "book worth reading." If you are a reader, add this to your list.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!! The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!!!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, onto my to read reading list
night circus (of course) #erinmorgenstern
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. Aug 2012
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The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg #1): Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis: 9781616951696: Amazon.com: Books
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The boy in the suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. Nina Borg’s estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station. Inside the locker Nina finds a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina begins an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who is trying to hunt him down.
The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg #1) by Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis (K 321) Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
(Read) The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg #1) by Lene Kaaberbol; Agnete Friis #Thriftbooks
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The boy in the suitcase / Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is trying to live a quiet life. The last thing her husband wants is for her to go off on another mission to save or protect illegal refugees. But when Nina's friend Karin leaves Nina a key to a locker in the Copenhagen train station and begs her to take care of its contents, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous case yet. Because inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy.
Book worth reading...
Goodreads Mover & Shaker October 2011"I invited the child I was once to have her say in these pages. I am the one who came out on the other side of childhood; she is the one who searched for the door."
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Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter's Memoir by Terry Helwig http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451628471/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UtV5vb1MV2PM6
Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter's Memoir - by Terry Helwig -- This looks VERY good!
Book review: 'Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter's Memoir' by Terry Helwig
Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders has gotten amazing review since it came out. A series of short stories that are sure to keep your book club thinking. Check it out here at Prince Books!
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Tenth of December : stories / George Saunders. A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit. Fic/Saunders. 2013.
Tenth of December by George Saunders. A collection of literary short stories from a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur "Genius Grant." This collection has been featured on almost all of the major "Best of 2013" lists!
One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and "Tenth of December" is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. New York Times review
The Hiawassee Book Club selection for April 2014 is "Tenth of December" by George Saunders. Book Club meeting: Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. at Hiawassee Branch.
Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders. May is short story month. I may read a short story every day, many of them by George Saunders
(January 2013) For "The Semplica Girls" alone, this collection of short stories is worth reading.
Tenth of December: Short Stories: George Saunders - August 2013
On my "To Read" list.
Worth Reading, Book Club, Small Town, Short Stories, Elizabeth Strout, Books Worth, Pulitzer Prize, Olives
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. A nuanced portrait of an aging and relentlessly unpleasant woman, as well as a portrait of the small town where she has spent most of her life.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout: Set on the coast of Maine, this Pulitzer Prize winner (2009) is a beautifully crafted character study of an difficult and blunt but also complex and caring woman.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout – 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; 2008 National Book Award Finalist
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. This was almost more like a series of linked short stories, connected by the character of Olive, who is sometimes central to and sometimes tangential to the action. It's complex and moving, very well-written. Read in 2013.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. PEn - PS3569.T736 O5 2008b. At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Pulitzer Prize winner 2009. Check it out here: PS3569.T736 O5 2008
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (It's about time I got to this one! I wasn't sure what to expect, having heard from others that it was more like a collection of short stories than a novel. It had that feel, yet was more connected than short stories usually are, with each story having at least a tangential connection with the title character -- Olive Kitteridge. Definitely worth the read!) (2013)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2008). The short stories in this book are interconnected through the character Olive so the book reads more like a novel. At first glance, Olive appears to be a rather gruff, unlikeable character but as the stories progress, the reader discovers a tender, funny, and very human side of Olive. These richly written stories set in a small coastal town in Maine... Joni Roberts, Librarian (10/11)
Phase three of my literary self
Worth Reading, Raymond Carver, Short Stories, Books Worth, Shorts, Collection, Morning, Talk
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver "That morning she pours Teacher's over my belly and licks it off. That afternoon she tries to jump out the window." And that's not even the best line.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver. (If you've ever wondered what a good short story should look like - stop wondering...)
Short stories that feature a pantheon of losers, peripheral people, and men and women without education, insight, or prospects who, ironically, are too unimaginative to ever give up.
A great introduction to my favorite short story writer, Raymond Carver. He is the king of minimalism and realism.
I'm a short story fan. This collection was the first Raymond Carver I read. Devastating and true.
A good selection of short stories by Raymond Carver, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love."
Raymond Carver - made me love short stories, for which I'm forever grateful.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Short stories by Raymond Carver
Raymond Carver, master of the short story and this is his best collection.
In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the war close in on them. Their tribe has moved and escaped for thousands of years- across oceans, deserts, and mountains-but now, it seems, there is nowhere else to go. Danger is imminent in every direction, yet the territory of imagination and belief is limitless.
Top New Fiction on Goodreads, February 2012
Worth Reading, Book Club, Jewish Village, Books Worth, Reading List, Book Covers, Ramona Ausubel
No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel This is one of the best debut novels I have read in a long time. Her sense of reality reminds me so much of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
'No One is Here Except All of Us' by Ramona Ausubel: When an isolated Jewish village in Romania is threatened by war in 1939, the suggestions of a young child and a mysterious stranger who has washed up on the riverbank compel the community to reinvent itself while completely detaching from the known world.
Ramona Ausubel's first novel, "No One Is Here Except All of Us," is a poetic fable about a part of history after which some people say poetry is an obscenity. Beginning at the start of the World War II and set in a remote Romanian shtetl, Ausubel's book describes a world where denial and creation merge.
Tales about the Second World War are so popular in modern fiction that the risk of running across a stale story keeps rising. It takes a very fresh perspective, a very particular voice, to tell a new tale of that era of broken lives and crumbling nations. Ramona Ausubel is one of those voices, and with her debut novel she’s managed to weave a WWII story that is utterly revolutionary.
No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel. Next up on the reading list.
May 22nd Twitter Book Club: No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel
Book cover for Ramona Ausubel's "No One Is Here Except All Of Us".
This looks like a great read! No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel (February 2) In 1939, the residents of a tiny Jewish village in Romania are panicking, feeling the inevitable crush of war and death just around the corner, until an 11-year-old girl and a mysterious man wash up on shore and suggest that they simply reinvent their world. That is, that they completely forget everything that ties them to the reality they currently know — history, future, jobs, family — and begin again. If only the real world didn’t continue to exist parallel to their reinvented one. As the author herself explained, the novel considers the immense questions of “God and faith, war and survival, the history of the world. All answered, of course!”
Jon Gray - Gray 318 #bookcover #graphicdesigner
Top New Historical Fiction on Goodreads, May 2013