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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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historical fiction, superb writing by Dennis Lehane.
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: 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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The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick returns with the story of the 38-year-old Bartholomew, who struggles to be on his own after his mother's death. In the witty book, titled The Good Luck of Right Now, Bartholomew finds a letter from Richard Gere among his mother's things, and he sets out to find himself as he writes letter after letter to the actor.
Book Review The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
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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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem: The narrator, Lionel Essrog, known as The Human Freakshow, suffers with Tourettes syndrome and though you might not want to know him in real life, hes got to be one of the most brilliant characters ever created. His quirky rants put me off at...
Amazon.com: Motherless Brooklyn: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) eBook: Jonathan Lethem: Kindle Store
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, author of Water For Elephants
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)
Same author as Water for Elephants. Great 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!)!
Gone (Gone series #1) by Michael Grant. 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. (#2: Hunger; #3: Lies; #4 Plague)
Gone, Michael Grant | 15 Book Series To Read If You Enjoyed "The Hunger Games"
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?
I pinned this because this is the first book to one of my favorite book series.
Gone, the first book in the Gone series, by Michael Grant Has some similar qualities as The Hunger Games
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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 by Tana French - Talk about a good book club selection! Sure to inspire a great discussion.
Into the Woods by Tana French
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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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.
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)
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.
Book Review of Divergent, by Veronica Roth #divergent #veronicaroth #insurgent #hungergames #thehungergames #tris #four #tobias #novel #fiction #books #reading #youngadult
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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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
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Insurgent by Veronica Roth - New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature. the second book in the divergent series EVERY HUNGER GAMES FAN READ DIVERGENT TRILOGY!!!
Insurgent (Divergent Series book 2) by Veronica Roth, --I'm told it's like 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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Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 1/14
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.
This novel, by Ishmael Beah, is "about postwar life in Sierra Leone. . . . Benjamin and Bockarie . . . return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. . . . [They] try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles . . . and the depredations of a foreign mining company. . . . As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike." (Publisher's note)
Radiance of Tomorrow - Ishmael Beah. "In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past." #history #civilwar #sierraleone
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: by Colum McCann. Mostly takes place in the 70s, in NYC, where a tightrope walker makes his way between the twin towers.
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: 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 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 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 book club rating: must read
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: One of my alltime favorite books
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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Josh Hanagarne - The World's Strongest Librarian - Book Review | BookPage
Josh Hanagarne, who works at the Salt Lake City Public Library, is six-feet-seven-inches tall and weighs two hundred and sixty pounds. He was raised as a Mormon, has extreme Tourette’s Syndrome...and in his spare time trains for strongman competitions. “Like most librarians, I’m not well suited to anything else,” he writes. “As a breed, we’re the ultimate generalists. I’ll never know everything about anything, but I’ll know something about almost everything.”
Best Books of 2013 -- THE WORLD'S STRONGEST LIBRARIAN by Josh Hanagarne -- A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
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