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“Your first family is your blood family and you always be true to that. That means something. But there’s another family and that’s the kind you go out and find. Maybe even by accident sometimes. And they’re as much blood as your first family. Maybe more so, because they don’t have to look out for you and they don’t have to love you. They choose to.” -Dennis Lehane, The Given Day
The Given Day: A Novel: Dennis Lehane: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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Favorite Book Ever: The Given Day, Dennis Lehane
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane Historical Fiction in Boston
Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane
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The Burgess Boys: A Novel: Elizabeth Strout: 9780812979510: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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New paperback releases for book clubs
The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stri...
The Good Luck of Right Now: Matthew Quick: 9780062285539: librarycatalog.be...
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The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick. “Socially-awkward 40-year-old Bartholomew has lived with his mother all his life and has never held a job. When she succumbs to cancer, he channels her favorite actor, Richard Gere, to make her happy during her last days. Funny and sad, with moving, unsentimental prose and a quick, satisfying pace. Highly recommended.” --Michael Colford, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Book Review The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Our 50 Book Pledge Featured Read for the week of February 24th is The Good Luck of Right Now from Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook. The Good Luck of Right Now is a warm, quirky and endearing story about a man dealing with the loss of his mother. #TheGoodLuckofRightNow #50BookPledge
Adventurers Book Club: June selection The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
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Motherless Brooklyn: Jonathan Lethem: 9780375724831: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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The Top 10 Fiction Books For Non-Fiction Addicts; not into non-fiction, just into top ten books lists! :)
From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel. Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionel's colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victim's widow skips town. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.
Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem. A thriller about a detective with Tourette Syndrome
Ape House: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle): Sara Gruen: 9780385523226: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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I loved Water for Elephants and have just cracked open Sara Gruen's latest...I imagine I will be learning a lot about apes! Ape House: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle): Sara Gruen: 9780385523226: http://librarycatalog.becker.edu/search~S9/?searchtype=t&searcharg=ape+house (Ruska)
Ape House by Sara Gruen. By the author of Water for Elephants this story centers on Bonobo apes that have been in a language rich environment who have a severe change of circumstances and the people who care about them. Rained recommends.
Another Gruen book worth reading
Wonderful book about a scientist who takes care of bonobo's. Her lab gets blown up by "rioters" and goes through the process of finding her monkeys again.
Gone: Michael Grant: 9780061448782: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Gone This book is definitely worth reading, with action, adventure, romance, sci-fi and a bit of horror (don't worry, it's not too scary!)!
Gone series by Michael Grant, first book: 'Gone': In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not. (5 books total)
Gone, Michael Grant | 15 Book Series To Read If You Enjoyed "The Hunger Games"
I pinned this because this is the first book to one of my favorite book series.
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Read the final installment in the New York Times bestselling series by Hailey Abbott Summer Boys: Last Summer. It's the last summer at Pebble Beach before everyone goes to college. Between sipping homemade margaritas by the shore, and helping each other through their romantic woes, the Tuttle girls might just make this the craziest, sweetest, most unforgettable summer ever. More sizzling summer reads here: www.facebook.com/thisisteen
:Last Summer book #4 of the summer boys series by Hailey Abbott
Summer Girls: Hailey Abbott: 9780545102681: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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In the Woods: Tana French: 9780143113492: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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In The Woods, still has me wondering about the ending...A couple Tana French books and years later and I am here posting its a Book Worth Reading...
In the Woods, Tana French. This excellent murder mystery is the first in the Dublin Murder Squad series. While I thought it was a good book, I'm sorry I read it. Click through for the full story. http://modernmrsdarcy.com/2012/07/you-dont-want-to-go-there/
In the Woods by Tana French. Great book club read set in Ireland. Yes the detective stories do continue
The River: Mary Jane Beaufrand: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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The river / by Mary Jane Beaufrand. 2011 Edgar Award Nominee. Teenager Ronnie's life is transformed by the murder of a ten-year-old neighbor for whom she babysat, and who had helped Ronnie adjust to living at a country inn on the banks of the Santiam River in Hoodoo, Oregon.
Book #27 in my 2011/2012 100 books in a year challenge Amazon.com: The River: Mary Jane Beaufrand: Books
Rot & Ruin: Jonathan Maberry: 9781442402331: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura, #1). I'm not usually a huge Young Adult fan- but I am soo looking forward to book #2.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
Sparrow Rock: Nate Kenyon: 9780843963779: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Sparrow Rock Nate Kenyon
He is just an awesome author!! Worth picking up his books!
Summer Boys 2: Next Summer: Hailey Abbott: 9780439755405: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Summer Boys 2: Next Summer by Hailey Abbott. $8.99. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailb/dpqry/0q4r3y9p7o5m5v4f0r9a.html. Author: Hailey Abbott. Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; 1st Printing June 2005 edition (June 1, 2005). Publication Date: June 1, 2005. Series: Summer Boys. Recommended for Ages 12 and up. Things are heating up again. Can you handle it?The SUMMER BOYS girls are back for another dose of sizzling drama. Will soul mates Beth and George be able to mai...
Divergent: Veronica Roth: 9780062024039: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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14. A book worth reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth. The sequel, Insurgent is out this month. This is the best of contemporary YA dystopian literature ...you know, if you're into that kind of thing. *It's true I've absolutely both books.
Divergent, by Veronica Roth. If you need to get a dystopian fix, young adult series seem to be the thing now. This is the first of a trilogy, and certainly worth reading. If you liked The Hunger Games, you'll probably enjoy this series as well. About a 16 year old girl who lives in Chigaco - where the city is divided into 5 factions. When you are 16, you choose your faction, a choice that will define who and what you are for good. I really enjoyed this first book - interesting concept.
Divergent by Veronica Roth Best book series for young adults. I read all three in less than two weeks.
Book Review of Divergent, by Veronica Roth #divergent #veronicaroth #insurgent #hungergames #thehungergames #tris #four #tobias #novel #fiction #books #reading #youngadult
Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series): Veronica Roth: 9780062024046: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Amazon.com: Insurgent (Divergent Series, Book 2) (Divergent Trilogy) eBook: Veronica Roth - finished October 2014
Must have after Divergent, cant wait to see movie. Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series): Veronica Roth: 9780062024046: Amazon.com: Books
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth book review
Allegiant (Divergent Series): Veronica Roth: 9780062024060: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Allegiant [book #3] by Veronica Roth
Roth, V. (2013). Allegiant. New York: Kathryn Tegen Books. In this action-packed conclusion to the Divergent trilogy, Tris and Tobias journey outside the fence to learn the truth about their faction-governed existence. Now inside the government agency monitoring the faction program, they must make decisions that will shape the future of their society. Awards: Goodreads Choice for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction (2013). See additional information in Comments.
Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent #3)
Allegiant (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth. The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. - See more at: http://bookconsideration.com/literature-fiction/allegiant-divergent-series/#sthash.sAyk5o7S.dpuf
Allegiant (Divergent Series) - http://buye-books.net/literature-fiction/allegiant-divergent-series/ - #kindle #books #ebooks #LiteratureFiction
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier: Ishmael Beah: 9780374531263: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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A Long Way Gone. True story, well written ... a must read.
A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah. Story of survival of a boy soldier from Sierra Leone. Amazingly written!
Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel: Ishmael Beah: 9780374246020: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah This first novel from Sierra Leonean memoirist Ishmael Beah ("A Long Way Gone") relates the story of two friends who return to their village after the Sierra Leonean civil war has ended and find a chaos of poverty and crime. What future can you forge out of a past that has been destroyed? This lyrical novel will give book clubs much to discuss.
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah: After the civil war in Sierra Leone was over, Benjamin and Bockarie together with other people are coming back to Imperi, their birth place in ruins. But even though the war has ended, the country is in ruins, and the problems are all around them. Additionally, under the guise of helping troubled African country and its people, a foreign company jeopardizes their survival polluting water which will again cause unrest among people.
Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel #IshmaelBeah
Q & A: A Novel: Vikas Swarup: 9780743267489: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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This is the book Slumdog Millionaire is based on, different than the movie and definately worth reading.
Q & A by Vikas Swarup. Source material for Slumdog Millionaire.
Let the Great World Spin: A Novel: Colum McCann: 9780812973990 librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Let the Great World Spin: A Novel by Colum McCann November Book Club
Let the Great World Spin: by Colum McCann. Good book.
Let the Great World Spin- such a great book. read it.
Definitely worth reading
The Circle (Vintage): Dave Eggers: 9780345807298: librarycatalog.be... (Swan Library)
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle (Vintage) by Dave Eggers,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345807294/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_HGBktb19A2G6HW14
I liked the movie, but it seems to glance over some scenes, so I had to read the book. The book is much better than the movie! In Markus Zusak's novel, Death narrates it's observation of Liesel Meminger, a young girl in WWII Germany. She is fostered by a couple living just outside of Munich. She finds a book in the snow, can't read the words. With love and time she discovers the world of words and is hungry for more. Heartfelt and memorable, this is one of my favorite books now.
The Book Thief: Markus Zusak: 9780375842207: Amazon.com: Books
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The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Great Book Club choice
The Book Thief: Markus Zusak is the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
The Book Thief: Markus Zusak My very favorite book this year! I listened to it on Audible and the narration was superb. Great book about WW2 for teens too.
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak - Google Books - I'm reading this now and this is definitely a book worth reading.
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. #ReviewBook #TheBookThief #MarkusZusak
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family: Josh Hanagarne: 9781592407873: Amazon.com: Books
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"The World's Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne -- "I 'read' the audiobook, with the author’s own narration explaining what it’s like to live with Tourette’s syndrome. After his condition was identified in high school, he attempted different treatments and found outlets in basketball and the guitar, even weight lifting—using this physical activity as a way to control his condition."—Laura at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch
Josh Hanagarne couldn't be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old and onstage in a school Thanksgiving play when he first began exhibiting symptoms. By the time he was twenty, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6'7" when — while serving on a mission for the Church of Latter Day Saints — his Tourette's tics escalated to nightmarish levels. A
The Worlds Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne - Josh Hanagarne needs strength, both literal and figurative. Diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in high school, Josh battles his ever-increasing tics and the insecurity they cause without success, until discovering strength training and, oddly enough, revisiting the library. A seeker, Josh investigates his syndrome, his Mormon background, and himself in this humorous and improbable memoir.
New book review from my blog, Summer Reading Project: The World's Strongest Librarian, by Josh Hanagarne
Darkness Becomes Her: Kelly Keaton: 9781442409255: Amazon.com: Books
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Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Gods & Monsters series by Kelly Keaton. Darkness Becomes Her. A Beautiful Evil. The Wicked Within.
The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke: 9780061122415: Amazon.com: Books