The Hemingses of Monticello-** Very interesting historical book on the Hemings family who's association to Thomas Jefferson and his family was really not found in history books until now. The black Jefferson line from Sally Hemings is explored through the years. But there is so much I did not know. Well researched well written
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (Grades 4 & up). While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. Pulitzer Prize finalist 2007. Twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter, suffering from a rare brain disorder that causes him to believe his sister to be an impostor, endeavors to discover the cause of the motor vehicle accident that resulted in his head injury.