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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
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 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
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 Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
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
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'
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 09, 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
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 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
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 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
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
Sep 10, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
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
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
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 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
North and South
Margaret Hale is the daughter of a slightly-impoverished parson. She's been living as a companion to her wealthy cousin, but when that cousin gets mar ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 16, 2009
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
In 1996, Jon Krakauer attempted to climb Mt. Everest as part of a guided group for a writing assignment for Outside magazine. An experienced climber i ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Dec 10, 2008
Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir
Rita Lurie is a Holocaust survivor. Her story is remarkably similar to Anne Frank's. She hid in an attic in Poland for two years at the very end of WW ...more
Dec 03, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
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
The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels, #1-3)
I have an omnibus edition, so I guess I'll write a review for each book as I get to it.

I am embarrassed by how long this is, but here is the third and
Aug 17, 2009
Jun 08, 2007
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
not set
Apr 03, 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
Look Homeward, Angel
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
The Postmistress
The Postmistress is a novel of if. "If I tell this story in exactly the right way, people will hear it and act on it," thinks the reporter. "If I don' ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
Nora Grey is forced to sit next to the new guy, Patch, in biology class one day. He knows more about her than he should, and trouble starts to follow ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Nov 30, 2009
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress in small-town Louisiana, in a time after vampires have "come out of the coffin." Sookie is thrilled when Bill the vamp ...more
May 04, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Forget the big, green, shuffling, moaning monster with bolts in his neck that we've all come to associate with Frankenstein. He does not appear in the ...more
Oct 10, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
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