4 stars. Read in March
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The Secret of Everything, How to Bake a Perfect Life and The Lost Recipe for Happiness - all by Barbara O'Neal, and all awesome! Just got her latest, The Garden of Happy Endings, and can't wait to read it!!!
The Secret of Everything: A Novel by Barbara O'Neal, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553385526/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_J1l4qb0XYAMRR
sounds like a fun read about the journey of Tessa and discovering secrets -- and recipes! "The Secret of Everything" by Barbara O'Neal:
Another pinner says: The Secret Of Everything- I love this book and anything this author writes. Hard to put down. Read January 2014.
The Secret of Everything: A Novel by Barbara O'Neal - I really enjoyed this book, and had to try to oatmeal recipe. Both were great!
Such a great book! Possibly my favorite of hers!! The Secret of Everything: A Novel by Barbara O'Neal http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553385526/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_mzSXtb0R4276BDEH
The Secret of Everything by Barbara ONeal
The Secret of Everything: A Novel
4 stars. Read in March.
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Sufficient Grace: A Novel - Kindle edition by Darnell Arnoult. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Sufficient Grace by Darnell Arnoult is a book I just finished that was a pretty good read that dealt with a woman who has schizophrenia and how it brought together several families in the attempt to care for her.
Sufficient Grace: A Novel by Darnell Arnoult
Sufficient Grace: A Novel
This book brought back many memories of the times I spent with my cousins on their farms in Iowa. A very good read.
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Amazon.com: Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl eBook: Carol Bodensteiner: Kindle Store
Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner. $4.52. Publisher: Rising Sun Press; 2 edition (October 1, 2010). 218 pages. Author: Carol Bodensteiner
Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl: Carol Bodensteiner: 9780979799709: Amazon.com: Books
Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0979799708/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_gQc7rb1JJTT2B
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Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner ($4.30)
The Sugar Queen 7/2010
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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. $10.03. Publisher: Bantam (May 21, 2008). 290 pages. Author: Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen - Kindle edition by Sarah Addison Allen. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (276) Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother’s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night…. Until...
Nobody beats Sarah Addison Allen when it comes to fun, lighthearted reads with a supernatural twist. The Sugar Queen is a tale of friendship and love set in the author’s own North Carolina, and in it you’ll find a local waitress hiding out in the closet of twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini and Chloe Finley, a young woman stalked by books that just want to help. Josey’s quest for love and the friendships that blossom along the way make for a warm, witty, and enchanting story.
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen - Friendship, Sisterhood, Believing in Dreams
The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen. Really enjoying this author
All books by Sarah Addison Allen are worth reading....
The Great Depression - if you think you know what it was like, read this. I'm excited to read this one because my Grandpa lived through the Dust Bowl.
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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan --- I plan to read this next!
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan http://www.amazon.com/dp/0618773479/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_.VDuub1C41BER
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl ($2.99 Kindle), by Timothy Egan [Houghton Mifflin H...
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan This should be required reading in American schools. Especially in Oklahoma.
The first nonfiction I've read about the Dust Bowl years (1930s) in America's Midwest. It's really quite interesting. "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl" by Timothy Egan. 2014
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan - the untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl
I've already read this but loved loved loved it! My favorite since Grapes of Wrath. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TODNZ0/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_CMjFpb1KD4HGD
The Worst Hard Times the untold stories of the Great American Dustbowl era by Timothy Egan
Worth reading, swear.
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Challenged Classic: The grapes of wrath / John Steinbeck. Challenged ... because the book contains the phase "God damn."" http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/reasonsbanned
"In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage." - John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 25
The Grapes Of Wrath - Steinbeck Centennial Edition by John Steinbeck, One of the important books of all time. It's a beautifully written story that will change you.
The Grapes Of Wrath - Steinbeck by John Steinbeck. Want His Whole Collection One Day :)
The Grapes of Wrath. A rather depressing story, but well worth reading.
The Grapes Of Wrath - Steinbeck Centennial Edition by John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck My favorite book ever!
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"Home Is Where The Wine Is", Funny reminds me of one of my aunts:)
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Home Is Where the Wine Is: Making the Most of What You've Got One Stitch (and Cocktail!) at a Time: Laurie Perry 11/11/13
Crazy Aunt Purl is always worth reading.
"Home Is Where The Wine Is", Funny ....
Awesome blog, awesome book.
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
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How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.
How to Save a Life - Sara Zarr - After losing her dad to a car accident, Jill has a hard time letting go - and an even harder time accepting pregnant teen Mandy into the house with her and her mom, who wants to adopt Mandy's baby
How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr: Picked it up on a whim because of the quote at the beginning of the book. This book is looking out for you, its gentle.
How to save a life - Sara Zarr: Jill, 17, is still reeling from her father's accidental death when her mother announces she's going to adopt a baby; to make it worse, teenage birth mother Mandy will live with them until she delivers. Themes of grief, teen pregnancy, the concept of family, and the possibility of real change.
How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011). Jill and Mandy are opposites. Jill is assertive, and lately seems angry. Mandy seems quiet and passive but also secretive. Both are struggling with loss, fear, and hope. And both long for family. As always, Zarr creates nuanced characters and a world full of poignant details. Emotionally and intellectually satisfying, this story sort of creeps up and pulls you in. MC
Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends -- everyone who wants to support her. When her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's trying to replace a lost family member with a new one. Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby.
How to Save a Life. #reading list
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Good story on getting through The Great Depression and the choices one makes
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Mildred Pierce (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard): James M. Cain: 9780307946591: Amazon.com: Books
Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain ~ I saw the miniseries first and the had to read this book. I usually read the book first. Enjoyable read about Mildred Pierce, a determined and talented single mother living circa the Great Depression.
Title: Mildred Pierce / James M. Cain. Author: Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. Publisher:New York : Vintage Books, 2011, c1969.
Mildred Pierce by James Cain (Really good, makes me want to see the old film and the new miniseries)
Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain. Get this eBook on #Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Mildred-Pierce/book-BV_xbLsk5ECfp8YA4f9Zzw/page1.html
James Cain's Mildred Pierce. "[Monty] had been born to a way of life that included taste, manners, and a jaunty aloofness from money, as though it were beneath a gentleman’s notice. But what he didn’t realize was that all these things rested squarely on money: it was the possession of money that enabled him to be aloof from it” (168). (link to "Mothers in Literature: From Mildred Pierce to Norman Bates' Mother")
Just finished this mini series. Absolutely loved it. Love Kate Winslet.
My Grandpa wrote this book. I've read it like 3 times. Pretty interesting look on the great depression and WWII.
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My Grandpa wrote this book. What a great example he is to our family.
A modern adaptation of "King Lear" set in rural Iowa pits sisters against each other in pursuit of love, land and the family's farming legacy. Excellent read by former Iowa State University Professor Jane Smiley.
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This sounds interesting. I have added it to my 2015 Reading Challenge reading list. It's the book with a number in the title that i chose fir my challenge list.
Jane Smiley “A Thousand Acres” A very interesting novel about a family and their troubles. Even though we don’t all live on a huge farm, we can picture this family and their problems
A Thousand Acres: A Novel by Jane Smiley, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400033837/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_l0eLpb1N2BX0P
7 Modern Rewritings of Literary Classics That Are Perfect for Reading Groups: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley. A modern retelling of King Lear.
Jane Smiley - 'A Thousand Acres', read in April 2011.
Pulitzer Prize winner A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Upper School)
Mists Of Avalon 3/2010 and 4/2010
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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley With more than 1 million copies in print and winner of the 1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, "The Mists of Avalon" is by far Marion Zimmer Bradley's most successful novel. Putting a new twist on the Arthurian legends, this beloved book tells the epic story of the women behind the rise and fall of King Arthur.
The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley. My favorite fantasy novel. Fantasy isn't my favorite genre, but this is a book worth reading and re-reading. A story set during the Arthurian era, much of it told from a woman's perspective, about what life was like back in those days when Christianity was gaining steam. A wonderful story and well written.
From the cover of "The Mist of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. One of my al time favorite books. I love, love, love the Arthurian Legend, the era, prehistoric and historic medieval period. *swoon*
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The King Arthur story from the women's point of view.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne.
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon #1). Marion Zimmer Bradley. Ballantine Books,1984 (first published 1982). A retelling of Arthurian legends from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. This different take on the Arthurian legend looks at the myth through the eyes of the women in King Arthur's life. Told from the point of view of Arthur's half-sister Morgaine, a priestess of a matriarchal pagan religion, who is fighting against imposition of Christianity on Britain. This book is imaginative and unique and definitely worth a read if you're interested in the Arthurian legend or historical fiction.
One of my All TIme Favorite Books! "There is no such thing as a true tale. Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon; it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you." The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Pinner writes: "The magical legend of King Arthur vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne - Guinevere, the Lady of the Lake, and Morgan Le Fay (Morgaine.)"
The Mists of Avalon is a 1983 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, in which she relates the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. The book follows the trajectory of Morgaine, a priestess fighting to save her matriarchal Celtic culture in a country where patriarchal Christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life. The epic is focused on the lives of Gwenhwyfar, Viviane, Morgause, Igraine and other women who are often marginalized in Arthurian retellings.
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Forgot that I'm dying to read this book.... Kelly Corrigan- Lift- "I am your mother, the first mile in your road. Me and all my obvious and hidden limitations."
Kelly Corrigan- Lift- "I am your mother, the first mile in your road. Me and all my obvious and hidden limitations."
Lift - Kelly corrigan she is an awesome writer!
every mother everywhere needs to read this
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas The Great Depression in Colorado is the setting, and I really enjoyed the story.
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Prayers for Sale (ADULT) When Nit Spindle, a newcomer to Middle Swan, Colorado, spots Hennie Comfort's sign, "Prayers for Sale," she stops to buy a prayer and gains a friend. At 86, Hennie has a passel of stories to tell (one is how she got her name) and finds in Nit an eager listener and kindred spirit. Reserve the Kit: http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=dclibs
Prayers For Sale- Sandra Dallas. One of my very favorite authors. Just started. Set during the Depression. Quilting has already been mentioned.
Prayers For Sale- Sandra Dallas. One of my very favorite authors. Sweet story. Kind of predictable, but still a good read. Sandra Dallas has a way of developing her books' characters so that the reader becomes involved and eager for a happy ending.
#35 - Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas I LOVED this book. Stories told by 80 something woman in mining town in Colorado. Great book.
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas The Great Depression in Colorado is the setting
Prayers For Sale- Sandra Dallas Any book written by Sandra Dallas is great.
Prayers for Sale: Sandra Dallas - Book Club: November 2014
Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas. Read 2013.
The Grapes of Wrath...,towards the end, after finally reaching California and being mistreated down near Bakersfield, they move north into Tulare County to Linnell Camp (near Visalia) where a county agent checks in on them to be sure they are being treated well...,my Dad was one of those agents back during those hard times.
John Steinbeck -The Grapes Of Wrath
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The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939. Elmer Hader, who made a living illustrating and (in some cases) writing children’s books with his wife, Berta. Steinbeck fell in love with their 1939 tale Billy Butter, and asked that Hader design the cover for his next novel. Hader also eventually created the cover art for East of Eden (1952) and The Winter of Our Discontent (1961).
First published in 1939, John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath told of the Joad family's loss of their Oklahoma tenant farm and the hardships they encountered while trying to reach California and start anew.
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939 Kern County, California has the great honor both of being the setting of Steinbeck’s novel and being the first place where it was banned (1939). Objections to profanity—especially goddamn and the like—and sexual references continued from then into the 1990s. Source: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. As a result, he won the annual National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for novels and it was cited prominently when he won the Nobel Prize in 1962.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was originally banned in California for obscenity. However, there is evidence that shows the censorship was lead by wealthy landowners who did not want their treatment of their workers to become highlighted from the very realistic accounts in Steinbeck’s novel.
John Steinbeck's Grapes or Wrath is a novel writen in the 1930's showing the harshness of the world and of how bad the Great Depression was for families and others.
By John Steinbeck, published in1939. It is the story of the experiences of the Joad family from the time of their eviction from a farm near Sallisaw, Oklahoma to their first winter in California. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962 was awarded to John Steinbeck "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception". Fun Fact: "The Grapes of Wrath" was the only novel written by Steinbeck that received the Pulitzer Prize.
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath (1939) My all time favorite book
do read all her books ... not just this one! One of my all time favorites, the book , so not the movie.
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The Shell Seekers - I love Rosamunde Pilcher. I haven't read her for a long time though. I should read them all again!
The Shell Seekers — Rosamunde Pilcher If you've ever wondered how to handle your estate this book is useful pre-reading. In the end it's deeply personal.
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher ... "The greatest gift a parent can leave a child is that parent's own independence."
#1 New York Times Bestseller " The Shell Seekers is a deeply satisfying story, written with love and confidence." —Maeve Binchy, The New York Times Book Review The Shell Seekers , the classic novel by acclaimed writer Rosamunde Pilcher, is now available in hardcover once more. This epic
I love Rosamunde Pilcher's books and this one is by far the best. I loved the character of Penelope and the anguish she went through with her family was so realistic and very human. One can relate so easily to Penny. I certainly do, as an older woman also. I feel like she is my friend. By the way, the Hallmark movie starring Angela Lansbury as Penelope was very good, although it veers slightly from the book. Worth seeing, but do read the book first.
The Shell Seekers One of my all time favorite authors...have read all of her books!
The Shell Seekers ~ my all-time favorite book
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
Worth reading every couple of years.
The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - one of my all time favorite books, the movie not so much
The Time Travelers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (Note: it's a book worth reading; it is NOT a movie worth watching.)
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger. Another case of the book being WAY better than the movie.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Saw the movie with Laureen...lots of tears. Want to read the book.
I read it and cry once a year. My favorite book. (I got to meet Audrey Niffenegger and get my copy signed!!)
The Time Traveler's Wife #timetravel #niffenegger #book
Time Traveller 's Wife
A Time to Kill
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#48 A Time to Kill: Jake Brigance Series, Book 1, Accidentally read the second book first but it was so well written that I did not notice or feel like anything was missing. I have enjoyed every John Grisham book I had ever read.
A Time to Kill- Watched the movie first and loved it (as much as you can love a movie about something so awful) and years later read the book. Brillant. I'm not a huge John Grisham fan, but this one is amazing. Warning: Contains graphic scenes.
<3 A Time To Kill by John Grisham <3 In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence...as he delivers a compelling tale of uncertain justice in a small southern town... http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32542.A_Time_to_Kill?from_search=true
John Grisham A Time To Kill first book, considered to be a flop, but became huge following the release of other Grisham books
A Time to Kill - Still my favorite John Grisham book. I love them all, but this is my favorite!!
A Time to Kill by John Grisham First read when i was 15 and was hooked
A Time to Kill - John Grisham, favorite book and movie of all time.
A Time to Kill. The only Grisham novel worth reading.
Time to Kill is my favorite John Grisham book.
Old Barn Silo...with handpainted violin...found on the back roads in Iowa.
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Old Barn Silo w/hand-painted violin. (found on the back roads in Iowa)
Back roads of Iowa home & barn with windmill & violin silo.
Violin Silo and barn seen along the back roads of Iowa...
Back roads of Iowa, street art even in country :o)
A violin on a barn silo on the back roads of Iowa
Back roads of Iowa - country road street art!!
~~Back roads of Iowa, silo attached to barn
music everywhere -Back roads of Iowa
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An all-time favorite.