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Three Day Road
This book is about a Cree boy who is raised by his Auntie in the wilderness and taught to live off the land. He develops a close friendship with anoth ...more
Nov 15, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Dreams of Joy
This is the continuation of Shanghai Girls - where Joy naively believes in Red China and runs away to be a contributing member of their society as wel ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
Woods Runner
This story of the Revolutionary War is told from the perspective of a 13 year old boy. Samuel spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2011
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
Wow, what a book. I love how Cornwell allowed Uhtred's to grow and develop throughout the book. The history lesson on the 9th century was fascinating ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories, #2)
Wow. Bernard Cornwell is an amazing author. I wish he had been my history teacher as he makes history fascinating......even if he does too eloquent a ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
The Last Brother
So beautifully written. This is the story of Raj, a nine-year-old middle son of an illiterate and impoverished native family. Do not read too much els ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
The Dressmaker
This is the fascinating story of the survivors of the Titanic. There are rumors swirling and a media frenzy about the questionable behaviors of some o ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Sword Song (The Saxon Stories, #4)
The adventures of Uhtred and Alfred continue with events that shape England’s future. This is the most incredible series that I am enjoying so much bu ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
The Auschwitz Escape
Everyone knows the horrific story of WWII and the Concentration Camps. This story made me think....what would I do? When would I be willing to leave m ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
The Absolutist
This book is about the destructive powers of a painful secret, standing up for what you believe in, love, betrayal, the horrors of war and so much mor ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
The Buddha in the Attic
This starts in the 1920's with the Japanese women getting on boats as 'picture brides' enroute to their promised husbands in San Francisco and covers ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Wonderfully developed characters and writing and a story line to match. This book is told by two women ....two women who are the best of friends. One ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 30, 2013
The Invention of Wings
In the early 1800's, a rich white girl is given her own slave. The rich white girl doesn't want the slave and so the story begins with each chapter be ...more
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
Man's Search for Meaning
Frankl's descriptions of his experiences and thoughts during the Holocaust were memorizing. To hear him express his professional thoughts alongside hi ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
This book is divided into two halves. The first half appears to be separate stories that capture the horrid conditions of living during Stalin's Sovie ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
This is a historical fiction mystery set in 1660 Germany. The executioner Jakob Kuisl and his mission to save the midwife Martha from a crime that she ...more
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 19, 2014
Every Man Dies Alone
This sweeping saga takes place in Berlin under the Nazis and focuses primarily on a working-class couple who, after their only son is killed at the fr ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Set in Louisiana in 1828, Propertyrelays the life experiences of Manon, the white wife of a Louisiana plantation owner during the time of slavery. Man ...more
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Jul 13, 2011
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
This epic novel follows the fates of five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they move through the world-shaking d ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Bells
Moses is born in a belfry and raised by his deaf mute mother who rings the bells in the bell tower. Contrary to expectations, this doesn't make him de ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
The Dovekeepers
In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. According to the ancient historia ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
Set in Massachusetts in the late 1600's, Mary and her children are kidnapped by Indians. When they are ransomed three months later, she suspects that ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2014
The Island
This is the wonderful story of the Petrakis family history. It also was fascinating to read about life on the Greek Island Spinalonga when it was used ...more
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

The story of a young Afghanistan girl Rahima and flashbacks to her great grandmother Shekiba’s story. These alternating two stories come together to p
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
The Disappeared
At first, I found the lack of quotations around the speech was off-putting. I kept reading and it wasn't long until I was lost in the sparse an beauti ...more
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Jul 13, 2011
The Sisters Brothers
This is a quirky original Western story of two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters. The Sisters Brothers are employed as hired guns by the Commodore. Th ...more
May 10, 2012
May 07, 2012
The novel Matterhorn takes place during the Vietnam War, specifically on several large hills that the US Marines fought to take control of, one was He ...more
not set
Jul 13, 2011
Between Shades of Gray
Don't confuse this book with the other "Shades of Grey" book.

It is 1941 and fifteen year old Lina, her young brother and mother get separated from he
May 04, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
The Man From Saigon: A Novel
Susan Gifford, a women's magazine writer who arrives in Vietnamto write human interest stories about the war. Instead, she ends up covering combat and ...more
not set
Jul 13, 2011
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
I was torn on how to rate this. On one hand, the story of Dorrigo Evan's time with a group of Australian POWs during WWII was told in absolutely stunn ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
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