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Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
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Christie introduces us to about half the villagers in Saint Mary Mead, and we learn that most of these colorful characters had a motive to murder Colonel Protheroe. So who dunnit? That's the question confounding the Vicar--at whose writing table the ...more
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
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Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Eleanor and Park, star-crossed teenage lovers all. Eleanor and Park are the most realistic, most thoughtful and highly sensitive of these unfortunate teens. They are so alive and in love that we cling to hope for ...more
The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky
The Golden Day
by Ursula Dubosarsky (Goodreads Author)
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I thought this was an adult book, another review suggested that it is was for middle school. Told in the rich language of fairy tales, this brief story of a class of Australian schoolgirls who, in 1967, go on a little outing with their teacher and re ...more
Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen
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Having just returned from a week in New York City, I can't tell you how much fun it was to page through this unusual book. Cohen, a fashion hound from childhood, pays homage to the 70+ age set of stylish women who grace the sidewalks of the city. Pro ...more
Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi
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Did you know that according to legend, the first cheese ball in recorded history was made for Thomas Jefferson in 1801 and weighed 1,235 pounds? Scholars agree that the second cheese ball (and probably all subsequent ones) was made for some unknown c ...more
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs by Dave Barry
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Twenty years ago Dave Barry wrote a classic Miami Herald column mocking songs that stink, eliciting thousands of reader comments and leading to this great collection of bad lyrics and apt quips about them. For example, "I Am," written and sung with g ...more
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
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What if Darth Vader had raised Luke? In these sweet single-page vignettes, we see Vader as a loving father to 4 year-old Luke: buying him ice cream, reading him stories, and taking him along to meetings aboard the Death Star. Sweet and funny. For par ...more
One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
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Borrowing from a zen master's practice, Barry exorcises some of her own demons in these seventeen short comics. Memories of long-lost friends and childhood toys, feelings of isolation and confusion, so common in adolescence, will be familiar to most ...more
Havisham by Ronald Frame
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Frame's intriguing novel provides a back story to one of literature's most enigmatic characters: Dickens's Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. Yes, we know that she was jilted at the altar and has tried to stop time, wearing the decaying white dre ...more
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
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About a year after 9/11, Hans' English wife takes their child and flees America to the relative safety of London, leaving Hans to his well-paying job in New York. Filled with recrimination, angst, despondence, unhappiness, fear, anger and despair, Ha ...more
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25903 African American Literature Discussion Group — 310 members — last activity Feb 16, 2019 09:55AM
This book club reads literature by or about African Americans and the African Diaspora in all genres: including fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance ...more
35453 Ten Thousand Stories:Ten Thousand Villages Book Club — 10 members — last activity Jan 23, 2011 09:50AM
A monthly book discussion of world literature. Contact Ten Thousand Villages for details. (847)733-8258
36951 PHAT Fiction — 90 members — last activity Oct 21, 2018 04:04PM
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