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The Age Of Miracles

Literary Look Ahead: 13 Great Books On The Horizon

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affec.

Hilary Mantel, Winner of Mann Booker Prize. Read also sequel Bring Up the Bodies

England in the is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and… read more at Kobo.

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.

**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.

Karen Thompson Walker _ the age of miracles

The Age of Miracles ebook by Karen Thompson Walker - Rakuten Kobo

20 Books to Read in Your Twenties.  I want to read all of these.

Next time my heart is broken: It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Break-up Buddy

The House Girl  by Tara Conklin- art, mystery, history of slavery.

Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, whose lives unexpectedly intertwine . Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action… read more at Kobo.

Just starting this, very interesting so far, can't wait to see where it goes.

Gone Girl: A Novel - Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece.

“Here she was, being rescued by a socialist, feminist, lesbian, baby-killing, foreign terrorist. What would the ladies in the sewing circle say to that?”   ― Hillary Jordan, When She Woke

When she woke - Hillary Jordan. Need to read this one. It's a dystopian re telling of the Scarlet Letter!

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

{Starting this one on audio tonight} Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng // a book I've been meaning to read. Also a bestseller.

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese - starts with the birth of twin boys to a nursing nun, Sister Mary Praise Joseph, in a small hospital on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; an event which no one had expected: "The everyday miracle of conception had taken place in the one place it should not have in Sister Mary Praise Joseph's womb. Story about rebuilding family ties and trust. Good, not great

“That’s the funny thing about America — the blessed thing. As many people as there are to hold you back, there are angels whose humanity makes up for all the others. I’ve had my share of angels.” - Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone: A Novel

Sharing a fun round up of my 20 Top books of the past 10 years. So many good books!

20 Top Books of the Past 10 Years

from your homebased mom - Sharing a fun round up of my 20 Top books of the past 10 years. So many good books!

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."  — Randy Pausch

Have you seen the video of college professor Randy Pausch giving his Last Lecture?