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One of my favorite books, if not my favorite: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls -- A life memoir that details Jeannette's unconventional childhood, growing up and moving constantly with an alcoholic father and unusual mother. The memoir's style, the stories, and her humor are captivating
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. a book worth reading, at times your appalled yet you can't put the book down
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Close second to my favorite book. She's a great writer with a really intriguing story that's both parts sad and funny. Must read, must read.
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - favourite book club book so far.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls... One of my most favorite books!!
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls sad story, but worth reading
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright | 13 Works Of Nonfiction And Memoir That We Loved In 2013
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Gotta give it to L.Ron, he got (gets!) people to follow some pretty twisted ideas. All religions do, I suppose, and the author makes some interesting comparisons in the final chapter. Lots of early history of Hubbard and the founding of scientology as well as inside info about the use of celebrities to further the cause.
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I loved this book about a family that was held prisoner for twenty years, and how they finally escaped.
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This book affected me deeply - an absolutely amazing true story of a little girl raised like a princess in Jordan with the King's daughter, only to be thrown into a remote desert jail when her father tried to ovrthrow the King, and her harrowing escape.
A team of firefighters fought to save Heidi''s life after a horrific accident that killed her best friend, burned over 53 percent of Heidi''s body, and claimed both her legs. Powerful true story of survival.The tragedy of the accident has been turned into a life message of hope. - See more at: heidicave.com/...
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Fancy Feet: Turning My Tragedy Into Hope - by Heidi Cave.
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The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight by Martha Ackmann, Lynn Sherr
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The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight, by Martha Ackmann. Ms. Ackmann tells the true story of thirteen women, pilots and dreamers, who tested and trained to be astronauts. These women weren’t allowed to go into space though, despite passing the rigorous physical and mental tests. Read this book to find out more about these remarkable women and why they didn’t become astronauts. Available now in the Sullivan Lexington Library.
The Mercury 13 by Martha Ackmann. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America’s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys’ club at NASA and on Capitol Hill. See more at: http://offtheshelf.com/2014/03/herstory-women-through-history/#sthash.hvxEsDpF.dpuf
THE MERCURY 13: The True Story of the Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight by Martha Ackmann is the compelling and powerful story of these women - all crackerjack pilots & patriots who made personal sacrifices in jobs and marriages in 1961 to participate in secret testing to be part of the American space program. Just as skilled as the men, their dreams were derailed when the boys' club at NASA and on Capitol Hill ended the program. Learn more at www.marthaackmann.com
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. so worth reading, very historically accurate, i learned a great deal about the war but most importantly how humans can be so cruel to one another yet the spirit of those tortured could endure so much more than one can imagine.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - kind of looking forward to this movie. A true story of a Berlin Olympics participant who became a WWII airman, shot down, left adrift & captured by Japanese forces. #Book #Books Worth Reading #Books to Read
From our Tuesday with Friends Book Club: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption - Laura Hillenbrand An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II A biography of Bruce Springsteen traces his climb from a working- class childhood to success and fame.
December's book club selection: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
"Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption", Laura Hillenbrand - Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war. (Oct. 2012)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. The Book Club found this to be a compelling read,, but while I found the factual basis of book fascinating, the writer's style did not resonate with me. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400064163/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_U.nOtb0M2CGVNMVH
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. One of the best books I've read. This book is about an Olympian who gets drafted to the WWII in the Pacific and his amazing story from childhood, to crashing into the Pacific Ocean, floating for 46 days, captured by the Japanese, and his resilience as a POW. Must read, even if you don't typically read war or history books. #biography #laurahillenbrand #WWII
The book's subtitle explains the main events of the painfully true story (The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban), but there are other compelling—and illuminating—reasons to pick up the book, such as the complex history of Pakistan, as lived by a seemingly ordinary family, and the relationship between a father and a daughter, both heroes for education and freedom in their own right. #awardwinningbooks
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"I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is an education. I'm afraid of no one" Malala Yousafzai - Co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
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I am Malala : The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai. "This extraordinary book vividly describes the courage of a young girl who stood up for education and women's rights. Her courage gained her enemies and became the main target for Taliban." ~Naomi, Reference
I'm excited this book was finally available at my library! The book's subtitle explains the main events of the painfully true story (The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban). This book is Powerful from the start, and the subject of (Women's Fight for the Right to have an Education), is a very important world issue. I'm lovin' this book!
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.
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I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban -- The true story of a seemingly ordinary family, and the relationship between a father and a daughter, both heroes for education and freedom in their own right.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. The book's subtitle explains the main events of the painfully true story (The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban), but there are other compelling—and illuminating—reasons to pick up the book, such as the complex history of Pakistan, as lived by a seemingly ordinary family, and the relationship between a father and a daughter, both heroes for education and freedom in their own right. #awardwinningbooks
THE GREAT PEARL HEIST by Molly Caldwell Crosby -- London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace. The true story of a psychological cat-and-mouse game.
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Ready to cry? An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff is a true story about one woman's kind act that changed a boy's life, and her own. You will cry, but it's very satisfying! Read July 2012.
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ready to cry? could feel every part of this book. read 9.14. such an amazing piece of work. made me look at life through another angle.
Such a great inspiring read! "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break" - Old Chinese Proverb
" 'An Invisible Thread' is like 'The Blind Side', but instead of football, it’s food." -- Rachel Ray
Just finished this book for book club. I liked it.....didn't LOVE it....but I really liked it. Enjoyable, sad, heartfelt, uplifting- makes you really think about the decisions you make and how every little thing can affect your entire life's purpose!
An Invisible Thread. I am reading this right now and cannot put it down! Such a great read.
An Invisible Thread (Laura Schroff)....another one for my list of books to read.....
An Invisible Thread worth reading inspirational
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Poison Study is a 2005 fantasy novel written by Maria V. Snyder and the first book in the Study series. It tells the story of a nineteen year old girl named Yelena, who after spending just less than a year in a dungeon awaiting execution is given the chance to live on the condition that she will become the Commander's Food Taster.
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Book: Poison Study (Book #1). Author: Maria V. Snyder. My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. What would you rate it?
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I've read Poison Study many, many times and it has become one of my favorite books. This book (and series) cemented Maria V. Snyder on my list of "must buy" authors.
Such a quick read! Definitely not the most well written book ever, but I still just couldn't put it down! I give it 3 stars, but I am interested enough to read the sequel!
BOOK REVIEW - Poison Study (Book 1) by Maria V. Snyder. "Lots of action and fascinating details about poison will have readers on the edge of their seat from beginning to end." Visit the #ReadingTub for the full review. #YAlit #bookreview
Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder This was good. She gets yanked out of prison to be a food taster, but in order to train for it, she has to actually taste all the poisons in small amounts so she can detect the taste of them in the food. Eventually there's a magical element that she discovers about herself. Be prepared for a romance in there as well.-not yet read
Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder. One of the best books I've read in a long time. The series is okay, but this first book is fantastic.
Poison Study (Study, #1) this sounds good i haven't read it yet
My favorite character ever is in this book
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Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish. An AMAZING true story!!
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This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. #PlainFaith #ireneeash #OraJayEash #amish #christian
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Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish - Kindle edition by Irene Eash, Ora-Jay, Tricia Goyer. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish by Ora-Jay and Irene Eash with Tricia Goyer // I've been over Amish fiction for awhile now. But this isn't Amish fiction. It's a true story about an Amish family who is ROCKED by the death of their daughters in a tragic accident. And then, the family's slow move to leaving the Amish and finding Jesus. I read it in less than 24 hours. It's the *real* Amish story you want to read! LOVED.
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Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls: a remarkably absorbing novel largely based after the author's existing knowledge of her grandmother. I easily read it in one sitting... I did not enjpy it as much as her first book, The Glass Castle, but it is still worth reading!
The prequel to #GlassCastle. A must-read to understand the background of the mother and grandmother of #JeannetteWalls.
"Half Broke Horses" by Jeannette Walls. A novel based on the life of Walls's grandmother. One thing that stuck out was how little remote parts of the southwest changed between the 1860s and the 1930s and even later. The end segues neatly into her book "The Glass Castle."
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Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls. This "true life novel" records the life of the author's grandmother, who was a pretty cool lady: breaking horses, teaching children, pointing a revolver, and raising a family during the depression. It was interesting but not a favourite. Since I don't love horses, maybe I should stop expecting to love books with horses in the title.
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls Walls, author of the best-selling memoir The Glass Castle, uses first-person narration to tell the story of Lily Casey Smith, her maternal grandmother, born in 1901. A true-life novel, the book describes Lily’s spirit, adventures, and love of life. -Kathy S 6/14
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls http://www.amazon.com/dp/1416586288/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_lTQwub166B2KV Story of grandmother of main character in Glass Castles. Interesting if you've read GC first
Favorite Novel!!! Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, The same lady who wrote Glass Castle (Another one of my favorites)
"Half Broke Horses- a true life novel" by Jeannette Walls, author of "The Glass Castle: a memoir".
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
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The End of Your Life Book Club. Memoir of a son & mother who form a 2 person book club as she faces a terminal illness. It includes the booklist which has a number of genres
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. This memoir is a tribute to Schwalbe's mother, who is dying.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
'The End of Your Life Book Club' by Will Schwalbe. A story of a sons last months with his mother who is dying from cancer and becoming closer through their shared love of books. I haven't started to read this yet, I'll probably cry when I do.
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Love it. Lots of new novel choices too.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. I loved this book. First of all it's about what makes a great mother; second it's a book about great books. This memoir is a tribute to Schwalbe's mother, the book club is what they do while she's waiting to die. She's given 3-6 months, she takes over 2 years. That's the spirit of the book, don't give up, just go do stuff. I love this book.
The End of Your Life Book Club - AAUW book group May 2014 Excellent book - I recommend it highly!
The End of Your Life Book Club - must read list
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Book Club idea?? I've been pushed by my son and my sister to read this book. Unbroken - Everyone needs to read this book. Such an inspirational book, God Bless World War II Veterans.
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One of the best books about survival. I am reading parts of it to my eighth graders as part of the World War II curriculum.
Original pinner, "My book club read this when I was sick and they all have enjoyed it and have been passing it on to all of their friends/family who in turn pass it on. They tell me it is a must read nonfiction"
This is....by far....my favorite book I have read! It is a must read for all!!!
if you're looking for a wonderful, historical, worthwhile book, read this
i've heard great things about this book, on my 'to read' list
This sounds like a book worth reading
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To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War Really interesting non-fiction book about the holocaust and how it changed lives. Jnorris
To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War. This is my absolute favorite holocaust book!
To See You Again A True Story of Love in a Time of War Author: Betty Schimmel, Joyce Gabriel
To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War; Could not put this book down.
read this over and over, owned this over and over because no one ever returns it...
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A sad love story, I remember it made me cry when I read it
Heard it is a must read!
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a child called it Sad story, but well worth reading. Many abused children go without help, touch a child's life and make the difference. "Be the voice"
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer ... heartbreaking but also very inspirational. One of my most favorite books.
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive. By Dave Pelzer. First book in a 3 part series of a boy that survived nearly fatal child abuse. The second book is about his time in foster care, and the third is about becoming the adult he is today. Very sad and heart grabbing, but worth reading
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer i own this book and it always makes me cry...how could anyone do that to their child or children is beyond me ! !
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1) Another emotionally difficult people - but a hope filled book. Proof of Nature over Nurture very sad
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. One of the best books I ever read.. Hard to believe and a little sad but so good
Such a sad book, but a very good read. A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1) Another emotionally difficult people - but a hope filled book. Proof of Nature over Nurture
A Child Called "It" ... a sad trilogy of truth and hurt.( A must read for ANYONE who works with children! ~RB)
sad, sad book. worth reading!
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Really amazing novel (based on a true story) about the last woman executed in Iceland. Captivating.
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Just purchased, looking forward to reading! Burial Rites: A Novel: Hannah Kent - Based on a true story about a woman in Iceland awaiting execution for murder
Written by Hannah Kent, "Burial Rites," set in Iceland in 1829, is the story of a young woman who faces the death penalty for the brutal murder of her master. To read more about capital punishment on my blog, which will be theme of the my next novel, foliow the link below! http://christinezmason.com/uncategorized/492/burial-rites-new-novel-murder-capital-punishment-19th-century-iceland/
Burial Rites A Novel by Hannah Kent // A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.
“Burial Rites” Hannah Kent’s literary debut follows the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a young maid charged with the brutal murder of ...
For the Book-Club Regular: Originally released in Australia, Burial Rites: A Novel by Hannah Kent is set in 1829 Iceland and inspired by a true story from Scandinavian history. Agnes, a farmhand, is sentenced to execution for murdering her master, and since there aren't any prisons nearby, she awaits the day at a local family's farm. The book weaves together Agnes's confessions to a young priest and her relationships with the family to paint a full picture of her tragic..**On my wish list!**
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The Enchanted Rene Denfeld: The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Sebold with the dark, imaginative power of Stephen King. The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him.
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NTR. "The Enchanted, by Rene Denfield. The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him. A female investigator searches for buried information from prisoners' pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. "
Book #29 The Enchanted Rene Denfeld: The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Sebold with the dark, imaginative power of Stephen King. The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him.
The Enchanted Rene Denfeld: The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him. I had to read it through to see where it was going but it was odd and depressing
by Rene Denfeld. The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison. the lyrical language and images of this wonderful book, transcend the grim setting.
The Enchanted - by Rene Denfeld - set in an ancient stone prison, the lady, the fallen priest, the warden and the mute prisoner come together in a magical novel about redemption, the poetry that can exists within the unfathomable and the human capacity to transcent and survive even the most nightmarish reality. #kobo #eBook
"The Enchanted" by Rene Denfeld. "The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison. Two outsiders walk here: a woman known only as the lady, and a fallen priest. The lady comes to the prison when she has a job to do. She's skilled at finding the secrets that get men off death row. This gift threatens her career—and complicates her life—when she takes on the case of York, a killer whose date of execution looms." Obsessed.
The Enchanted: A Novel by Rene Denfeld - The lady, an investigator who excels at uncovering information to save her clients from execution . . . The fallen priest, beaten down by his guilt over a terrible sin and its tragic consequences . . . The warden, a kind man within a cruel system . . . The mute prisoner, sensing what others cannot in what he calls "this enchanted place" . . . The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison. ...
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