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Okay for Now
As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the s ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
Life Is So Good
In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lesson ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
A Girl Named Zippy
When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bo ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Dead End in Norvelt
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigne ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Every Day (Every Day #1)
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. She's transferred out of the murder squad and started ...more
Oct 09, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
And the Mountains Echoed
Poetry, as described by Khaled Hosseini, is a common denominator for the Afghan people, a facet of daily life. And in this novel, Hosseini writes with ...more
May 15, 2014
May 03, 2014
No Way to Treat a First Lady
A New York Times Editor's Choice The attorney general has charged the First Lady of the United States with killing her philandering husband. In the mi ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
My Life in France
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Peace Like a River
Through the voice of 11-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy obsessed with cowboys living in 1960s Minnesota, the story is told of the Land family's ...more
Dec 03, 2012
Aug 19, 2010
The End of the Wasp Season (Alex Morrow, #2)
When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage.

There are moments in Ayana Mathis's multigenerationa
May 22, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

What an inspiring read! Althou
Jan 17, 2013
Dec 21, 2012
The Whore's Child and Other Stories
In his first collection, a master storyteller focuses on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. With a fluency of tone that will surprise ev ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Aug 19, 2010
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Can a leopard ever really change his spots? Can a person ever change? These are the timeless questions that Kristopher Jansma asks in this enchanting ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Interpreter of Maladies
Stories about Indians in India and America. The story, A Temporary Matter, is on mixed marriage, Mrs. Sen's is on the adaptation of an immigrant to th ...more
May 06, 2012
Aug 19, 2010
A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)
For all the hype Penny's Gamache novels have received, I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. Her setting is idyllic and vibrant, but the myster ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past
The author's story about her search for her Dakota family past and Dakota history.

This is an example to me of an important book that is not necessaril
Sep 22, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
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Dec 09, 2014
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