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This story is an incredibly sad one, a true one. I remember reading this, the story of one of the worst abuse cases ever - written by the man who was that boy. Very good book, very touching how he's taken his life and made it great, after all he's been through. It's been forever since I've read this, but some of the things in that book have permanently been stuck in my head. You just wouldn't even imagine.

A Child Called It | Dave Pelzer New paperback Book pb

*warning* This is a HARD book to read; There are some horrible abuse parts but this stuff really happens.

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.

Angela's Ashes: a story about an Irish Catholic family's famine & poverty... Fav book

Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt. My most favorite book of all time. "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood"

Historical romance

"The Other Boleyn Girl," by Philippa Gregory; Mary Boleyn is a rival to her sister Anne in the court of King Henry VIII.

An enthralling tale of modern witch Bess Hawksmith, a fiercely independent woman desperate to escape her cursed history who must confront the evil which has haunted her for centuries    My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. If you will listen, I will tell you a tale of witches.  A tale of magic and love and loss.  A story of how simple ignorance breeds fear, and how deadly that fear can be.  Let me tell you what it means to be a witch.    In…

Book List: The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston. Part historical romance, part modern fantasy, The Witch’s Daughter is a new take on the magical, dangerous world of witches.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society WANT TO READ A book "everyone" has read but me.

To Read: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows