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Unbroken

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.The staff member who submitted the recommendation says "You’ll find yourself wanting to read this enthralling true story of WWII POW Louis Zamperini in a day.

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Unbroken - A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. By Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit).

beautifully solemn, a classic tale from the depression era of the south . John Steinbeck moves me!

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Come to think of it.anything by Steinbeck. One can always learn more about writing by rereading Steinbeck. Even after teaching this one about 50 times, I still love it.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: I read this in conjunction with The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis while taking a "God, Suffering, & Evil" in college. This book reminds me that we must cherish those that are important to us. We must ask them all of the questions that we can while they are still in our lives. It's about learning life’s greatest lesson through the death of a friend. It's about feeling a great passion for life. We must be ready for our time when we meet God.

Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom. This book has some great quotes and life lessons

The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This book is similar to To Kill a Mockingbird in its theme, but vastly different in plot. I loved the spunk of the characters and the way the story was told.

Book Club

I just finished reading Kathryn Stockett’s novel The Help. It’s a movie. It’s in the theatre right now. Oh well, I’ve…

This bleak, dark, harsh, intense book is just my cup of (bitter) tea. Paradoxically, I find it deeply reassuring that my own kids are fairly normal and my mothering skills are, at least, adequate.

We Need to Talk About Kevin tie-in: A Novel by Lionel Shriver - books to frighten and unsettle you

Starts off a little slow, but once it picks up you won't be able to put it down!

Mayes shines with 'Women in Sunlight'

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson. It will be interesting to see how the movie turns out.

The Kite Runner by - Khaled Hosseini makes you think about all the things that you take TOO SERIOUSLY in your life. And, if you're a writer, it inspires you to write BETTER.

The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini): my favorite book int the Department

Books Worth Reading -- as suggested by Oprah herself!

A Decade of Oprah's Book Club Picks: How Many Have You Read?

Did you miss any of Oprah's book club picks? Or have you read every single one?

14 books to read before they become movies with some information about the books and projected actors

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The BigScreen - The Book Thief is gonna be a movie? I'm currently reading that.I've read most of the books on this list already!

One of the best books I have read!

The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom.excellent book, I've read it several times and I still love it.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. A thousand times better than the movie., it's a page turner

Water for Elephants

The most popular book club books of the past decade, including Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Orphan Train: Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. (/Read Oct 2014)

Orphan Train: Author Interview with Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train: A Novel: Christina Baker Kline: A Pinner says.never knew about the orphan trains until reading this book, although very sad, I loved this.

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young Cityread London 2014 book

The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

Catcher in the Rye is one of my all time favorite books. Holden Caulfield has to be one of the most interesting literary characters ever written.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness    Seriously one of the best books I have ever read...not generally  into the supernatural fiction...but this is in a league all its own. AMAZING!!

A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy). In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world.

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