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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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Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane
Favorite Book Ever: The Given Day, Dennis Lehane
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane Historical Fiction in Boston
'The Given Day' by Dennis Lehane: An epic tale set at the end of World War I follows the experiences of a family whose lives mirror the political unrest of an America caught between its well-patterned past and an unpredictable future.
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The Burgess Boys: A Novel: Elizabeth Strout: 9780812979510: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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Read for book club. The second book I've read by this author and I love her! Great character development and interesting plot.
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.
The Good Luck of Right Now: Matthew Quick: 9780062285539: librarycatalog.be...
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New WKAR Book Review: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Reserve it today at Gaston County Public Library! The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick (Adult Fiction) 02/11/2014
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love.
The Noontime Books book club is reading "The Good Luck of Right Now" by Matthew Quick. Discussion will be held on February 19 at 12pm at the Central Branch.
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Motherless Brooklyn: Jonathan Lethem: 9780375724831: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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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
The Top 10 Fiction Books For Non-Fiction Addicts; not into non-fiction, just into top ten books lists! :)
Ape House: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle): Sara Gruen: 9780385523226: librarycatalog.be... (Ruska)
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Ape House by Sara Gruen. Great Book!
Another Gruen book worth reading
Gruen enjoys minimal luck in trying to recapture the magic of her enormously successful Water for Elephants in this clumsy outing that begins with the bombing of the Great Ape Language Lab, a university research center dedicated to the study of the communicative behavior of bonobo apes. The blast, which terrorizes the apes and severely injures scientist Isabel Duncan, occurs one day after Philadelphia Inquirer reporter John Thigpen visits the lab and speaks to the bonobos, who answer his questions in sign language. After a series of personal setbacks, Thigpen pursues the story of the apes and the explosions for a Los Angeles tabloid, encountering green-haired vegan protesters and taking in a burned-out meth lab's guard dog. Meanwhile, as Isabel recovers from her injuries, the bonobos are sold and moved to New Mexico, where they become a media sensation as the stars of a reality TV show. Unfortunately, the best characters in this overwrought novel don't have the power of speech, and while Thigpen is mildly amusing, Isabel is mostly inert. In Elephants, Gruen used the human-animal connection to conjure bigger themes; this is essentially an overblown story about people and animals, w
Ape House: A Novel [Paperback] Sara Gruen (Author)
Ape House by Sara Gruen -- the next book from the author of Water for Elephants about Bonobo Apes. I loved this book!!
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!)!
Ms. Y's pick of the week is Gone by Michael Grant. What would happen if all the adults in your town disappeared? That's what happened in this small town. Everyone over the age of fourteen "poofed" one day and no one knows why. More strange things start happening: the teenagers are developing powers, animals are mutating. How will the teens survive?
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.
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)
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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/
another book list - 20 Books to Read in Your Twenties into the woods is amazing!
In the Woods - Tana French pcwl book club 7/14
The River: Mary Jane Beaufrand: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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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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10 Tips for Surviving the Apocalypse from YA Lit - LOVE THIS!! @Steve Foster might want to read some of these YA books!
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 (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry. Like the Hunger Games with ZOMBIES! (From Zombie Apocalypse Survivalists: Rot & Ruin Book Review)
Rot and 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. It was a really good book and wasn't to freaky for a zombie book
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.
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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.
Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series): Veronica Roth: 9780062024046: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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AWESOME! If you loved the Hunger Games trilogy, you'll flip for Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' trilogy!
Summer reading: For legions of The Hunger Games fans salivating for their next dystopian survival rations, the Divergent series offers toothsome fare. Insurgent, the sequel to the first book, plunges readers deeper into Tris Prior’s brutal world, where the only certainty has been her love for Tobias, a fellow Dauntless Faction member. Wasn't my favorite book, but it was still pretty awesome. The first book was better
Insurgent (Divergent Series #2) This series is possibly better than the hunger games :)
Allegiant (Divergent Series): Veronica Roth: 9780062024060: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent #3) - Not great, but not nearly as bad Amazon Reviews would lead you to believe
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.
Allegiant (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth - What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? 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.
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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Ishmael Beah's first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, follows two male friends who head back to their hometown in Sierra Leone after a civil war, teaming up to rebuild their community in the face of several obstacles.
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: A Novel. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 1/14
Q & A: A Novel: Vikas Swarup: 9780743267489: librarycatalog.be... (Swan)
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Q & A by: Vikas Swarup (movie title "Slumdog Millionaire")
This is the book Slumdog Millionaire is based on, different than the movie and definately worth reading.
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. Good Book
Let the Great World Spin- such a great book. read it.
Let the Great World Spin: by Colum McCann. Despite being very well written, at first I felt this was a little disjointed and shallow. You're right to trust in it, though, because the narrative tapestry is quite powerful in the end. Mostly takes place in the 70s, in NYC, where a tightrope walker makes his way between the twin towers. I found it a hard read, but beautiful.
Let the Great World Spin: A Novel by Colum McCann November Book Club
Definitely worth reading
The Circle (Vintage): Dave Eggers: 9780345807298: librarycatalog.be... (Swan Library)
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The Circle (Vintage): Dave Eggers: 9780345807298: Amazon.com: Books
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Book Thief: Markus Zusak: 9780375842207: Amazon.com: Books
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak My favorite book <3
*****The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Definitely a book worth reading. This is a look at an inhumane time period, viewed through the eyes of, and narrated by, Death. As Death is haunted by humans, you'll be haunted by this narrative.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel -- a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Young Adult | Fiction | Historical.
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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Edit: The Worlds Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourettes, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne
Picture this - a male librarian, 6 foot 7 inches with Tourette's syndrome who also happens to lift weights in his spare time. Not fiction, this is Josh's true story about growing up Mormon and dealing with Tourette's syndrome. He is a super book geek and his story of overcoming his syndrome, his wonderful family and life in a public library come together in a feel good tale.
Darkness Becomes Her: Kelly Keaton: 9781442409255: Amazon.com: Books
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book #57 - Darkness Becomes Her
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