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The Fellowship by Philip Zaleski
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This book is a combination of a biography of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their circle, and an examination of their influences and impact on literature. I thought the authors did a good job of weaving the two aspects of the story together. Althoug ...more
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The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson
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Set in the early 17th century in England, this novel tells the story of several people who have been accused of witchcraft as well as Catholics who are being persecuted for their faith. The author has a wonderful talent for describing settings and ch ...more
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Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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This is an annotated version of the original book that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, which eventually became the children's series "Little House on the Prairie." The book provides some interesting background into the family's struggles, particularly th ...more
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My Ántonia by Willa Cather
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Set in late 1800's Nebraska, this novel tells the story of a young boy who comes to live with his grandparents, and the Bohemian family who moves in to an adjoining farm, and their daughter, Antonia. The book tells of their growing up and later life. ...more
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My Ántonia by Willa Cather
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Set in late 1800's Nebraska, this novel tells the story of a young boy who comes to live with his grandparents, and the Bohemian family who moves in to an adjoining farm, and their daughter, Antonia. The book tells of their growing up and later life. ...more
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Final Witness by Simon Tolkien
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This contemporary courtroom thriller tells the story of the murder of an English aristocratic woman at her country home while her teenaged son watches from his hiding place. His father, a Cabinet minister, soon marries his secretary, and his son beli ...more
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The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
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Set in Britain in the years after World War I, this novel tells the story of a returned soldier who commits suicide. His family hires a detective to try and find out why he did it, and the story is told of his service and what ultimately led to his d ...more
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Men on Strike by Helen Smith
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This book purports to be about the problems that men are having in contemporary American society, and the author does make some good points, particularly about how men are often at a disadvantage when it comes to child custody/alimony in the case of ...more
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The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons by Goli Taraghi
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This collection of short stories by an Iranian author explores the lives of Iranians, both in the country and in exile. Most of the stories turn on the time around the Iranian Revolution, and the author explores themes of exile and loss, as the count ...more
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Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert  Stone
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Set in a New England college town, this book follows the relationship between a middle-aged, married professor, and the young student with whom he is having an affair. The student writes a controversial article for the school newspaper, and then is h ...more
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