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Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck | What kind of mother would...hang up on E.T.?...tip the tooth fairy?...wash a measuring cup with soap after it held only water?...reply when asked what it was like to give birth to Erma Bombeck, "It was a rooten job, but someone had to do it." Read Erma Bombeck's hilarious book to find out!
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.
Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob, narrates this novel, explaining how the women of her family had their own religious practices that ran counter to the beliefs the men upheld. Through Dinah's voice, this novel imagines the women's stories that the Bible doesn't tell. To call it provocative and rebellious is an understatement; it pushes against patriarchy and suggests an ancient and empowering role for women and women's sexuality.
"When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity, in a way that no other reading in your life does." - Kathleen Kelly