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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
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This book does live up to its acclaim. It is very well written and a moving story.
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Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford
by Elizabeth Gaskell
read in August, 2010
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I wanted to read this before watching the BBC series based on this and two other books. Like Mary Barton, in places it was a little difficult to tell what was really going on, but overall a good read. I didn't read the other stories associated with C...more
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Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton
by Elizabeth Gaskell
read in June, 2010
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Elizabeth Gaskell weaves quite a tale in this book. She strikes me as a cross between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. At times, it was a bit hard to follow, but overall, well worth reading.
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Naya Nuki by Kenneth Thomasma
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I read this book with my children. What an incredible story! It's even more incredible because it's based on reality. It was a quick read and flowed well except for a few spots where the author seems to step out as narrator/commentator. This would ha...more
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
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I read this book with Hayley along with a study guide. I was impressed with the book overall. The story was thought-provoking and moving. It was well-written and gave me some insight into the early settlers of Connecticut. Very good. (And I have to a...more
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Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith
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Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
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Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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I have read this book at least twice before. This is another series that my father read to all of us at bedtime, so I admit I love it for nostalgic reasons. This time around, I read it for Hayley's book club that we are just starting up. And it's sti...more
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