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The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
David Martín is a writer of penny dreadfuls who is offered a huge sum of money to write a book for a French publisher. He can't find any evidence that...more
Mar 07, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
The Arabian Nights
For those 2 people who don't know, The Arabian Nights is sort of a collection of short stories told in the Arabian world, as I'm told it should be cal...more
Apr 2008
Jan 10, 2008
The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
The Poisonwood Bible is about a Southern Baptist family that decides to go be missionaries in the Congo in 1960, just before the country was supposedl...more
Oct 2007
Sep 05, 2007
The Pillars of the Earth
To be very simplistic, The Pillars of the Earth is about building a cathedral in the twelfth century in England. But to say that would be doing this b...more
Apr 27, 2009
Dec 07, 2008
Anna Karenina
This is primarily the story of Anna Karenina's troubled affair with Alexey Vronsky. It's also the story of Konstantin Levin's search for love and trut...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)
Elena Klovis is badly mistreated by her stepmother. She is forced to clean the house, cook the food, and dress her stepmother and her two stepsisters,...more
Aug 14, 2008
May 14, 2008
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
Any kind of synopsis feels extremely redundant, but I'll write one anyway. Anne Frank is a young Jewish girl in hiding in Amsterdam during WWII.

I don'...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
Fair and Tender Ladies
I'm an Appalachian mountain girl. I felt like I knew Ivy from the first sentence. She truly seemed to come to life on the pages. I came along a few ge...more
Jun 28, 2009
Apr 12, 2007
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The first volume in Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is not an easy read. It picks up when she's three and her brother is...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 07, 2009
The Housekeeper and the Professor
The Professor is a brilliant mathematician who suffered some brain damage in an automobile accident years ago. He can remember his entire life up unti...more
Jul 09, 2011
Aug 22, 2010
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
Major Ernest Pettigrew is literally reeling around his house in shock on the morning his younger brother dies. A knock comes at his door and it is the...more
Aug 2011
Feb 05, 2011
The Book of Lost Things
“Um, and what about ‘happily ever after’?” asked David, a little uncertainly. “What does that mean?”

“Eaten quickly,” said Brother Number One.

That shou...more
Sep 10, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1)
Stephanie Plum has just gotten laid off from her job as a lingerie buyer for a company that turned out to be owned by the mob in New Jersey. Her Miata...more
Mar 2008
Feb 14, 2008
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
"My name is Calpurnia Virginia Tate, but back then everybody called me Callie Vee. That summer, I was eleven years old and the only girl out of seven...more
Mar 30, 2011
Jan 28, 2010
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
The Last Kingdom is the story of Uhtred Uhtredson, the 10-year-old son of an English earl who is kidnapped in a battle against the Danish invaders of...more
Mar 2008
Jan 14, 2008
Just After Sunset
Warning! This review will be incredibly long because I find it impossible to review a collection of short stories without reviewing each story. Feel f...more
Dec 31, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
I thought this book was boring the first time I tried to read it, but I gave it another try a few years later and I loved it. Whenever anyone asks wha...more
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Apr 03, 2007
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
What’s left of North America has been divided up into 12 districts. Katniss lives in district 12, the poorest district. She’s learned to buck the syst...more
Aug 09, 2009
May 11, 2009
Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life
I decided to read this because Thomas Wolfe was from my area and I only had to read one short story of his for an English class. I wanted to see what...more
Aug 2007
Aug 06, 2007
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
There are roughly 30 years of Jesus's life that are unaccounted for. Oh, there's the one story about him teaching in the temple when he was 12, but ot...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
Poison Study (Study, #1)
Yelena is awaiting execution for the murder of an important official's son when she is dragged out of the dungeon in chains one day. Expecting to be h...more
Nov 29, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
Jack Rosenblum and his young family were some of the fortunate Jews who escaped Berlin before WWII started. When they disembarked in Great Britain, th...more
Jun 18, 2011
Sep 01, 2010
Honestly, I can't help but feel that for me to sit in judgment of a memoir of the Holocaust would be terribly presumptuous. We can't ever forget what...more
Apr 07, 2010
Sep 10, 2008
The First Chronicles of Amber (Books 1-5)
Review of Nine Princes in Amber

This is a tough book to summarize. Let’s just say that Mr. Corey wakes up with amnesia after a nasty car crash and sets...more
Sep 12, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit. An American Legend. I think the only reason I even know the horse's name is because of the movie they filmed a few years ago. I'm obviousl...more
Jun 02, 2011
Dec 10, 2008
Stardust (Graphic novel)
Young Tristran Thorn (who's birth is maybe not Victorian society would like) is desperately in love with Victoria Forester. He sc...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Snow Falling on Cedars
Fisherman and WWII veteran Carl Meine is found dead and tangled up in his fishing net one morning. At first glance it appears to be an accident, but t...more
Jan 22, 2010
Dec 07, 2008
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
Marjane Satrapi lived in Iran before, during, and after the cultural revolution in Iran. Here, she sets down her memories of what life was like for a...more
Aug 28, 2009
Sep 14, 2008
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Percy Jackson tries to be good, but circumstances just don't allow him to be. Trouble always seems to find him. Let's not talk about what happens to h...more
Oct 02, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
The Mystery of Grace
Charles de Lint is my favorite author. Period. So I grabbed this without even looking at the bookflap and just plunged in. Do yourself a favor and do...more
May 18, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
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