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The Gift of Rain

The Gift of Rain

The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng Beautifully written, great characterization, penetrating historical fiction setting, spiritual

An extraordinary page-turner and a sure bet for a book club, OLIVE KITTERIDGE offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge › Elizabeth Strout Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes.

The Linen Queen Wonderful story about a young girl growing up in Northern Ireland during WWII

Abandon by her father and neglected by her unstable Mother, Sheila McGee cannot wait to escape the drudgery of her mill village life in Northern Ireland.

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.  A shipwreck, a lifeboat, survival, and a trial.

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan – review

"The Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan. Grace Winter, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic.

*19 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Fall

19 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Time to expand your preferences.

31 Underrated Foreign Novels You Should Read

Time to expand your preferences.

The Dry Grass of August -   If you liked Kathryn Stockett's The Help or Sue Monk Kidds's The Secret Life of Bees, you will probably like this book.  Set in the 1954 Florida and North Carolina - read my review at http://riofriotex.blogspot.com/2012/06/286-2012-31-dry-grass-of-august.html#

In this beautifully written debut Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the… read more at Kobo.

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream.

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past.

Nella Last's War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49

Nella Last's War: The Second World War Diaries of 'Housewife, Trustees of the Mass Observation Archives

Submergence

Submergence

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand (3 votes)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The amazing story of Louis Zamperini you won't soon forget. Narrated by Edward Herrmann. Couldn't wait to hear what happened next in this gripping story - my favorite audiobook of

The Great Alone: A Novel

The Great Alone: A Novel

The Invisible Bridge: Julie Orringer

12 Reading Recommendations for Fans of 'Unbroken'

The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer. A novel of Jewish families caught up in the machinations of World War II and their struggles to not only survive but stay together. Orringer keeps the reader turning page after page with anticipation.

still life with bread crumbs anna quindlen

Still Life With Bread Crumbs: Anna Quindlen& novel Still Life With Bread Crumbs tells the unlikely love story between a photographer reevaluating her life and the roofer she meets along the way.

probably my favorite anne rivers siddons...

probably my favorite anne rivers siddons.

A coming-of-age story about Lavinia, an Irish immigrant who grows up at Tall Oaks, a tobacco plantation in antebellum Virginia. When Lavinia's parents, who owe passage to Captain James Pyke, die en route to America, Lavinia is taken in by the captain and his family.

A coming-of-age story about Lavinia, an Irish immigrant who grows up at Tall Oaks, a tobacco plantation in antebellum Virginia. When Lavinia's parents, who owe passage to Captain James Pyke, die en route to America, Lavinia is taken in by the captain and his family.

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