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The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
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Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley
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The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
The Bridge
by Karen Kingsbury (Goodreads Author)
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The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
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This is a book of poems that tell the story of a girl who worked her way from abused and depressed to strong and free. It’s written in free verse and I’ve read some of the criticisms that say it’s not really poetry, but I disagree. Yes, there are som ...more
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To the North by Elizabeth Bowen
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The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
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I'm not a short story fan, but I love Maeve Binchy's style and since there won't be any more novels, I thought I'd give this a shot. The stories are quite short, tiny snippets of people's lives dealing with very particular situations, sometimes cover ...more
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River Thieves by Michael Crummey
River Thieves
by Michael Crummey (Goodreads Author)
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Though I am a fan of Crummey's writing, I have to say that I didn't enjoy reading this. The story is based on historical fact but it is told with such violence and brutality, it left me feeling like the whole human race is beyond hope. It is grim.
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
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I'm not generally a fan of dystopian literature, but there was something about this one that wouldn't let me put it down. It begins with a worldwide epidemic that wipes out most of humanity, but it doesn't wallow in that dark, gritty misery we usuall ...more
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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The story is set in a small foreign country where an opera star is entertaining at an extravagant birthday party in the home of the Vice-President. In the middle of the party, a group of heavily armed terrorists storm in through windows and doors, in ...more
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The Reef by Edith Wharton
The Reef
by Edith Wharton
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George D. is going to France to propose to his lady love, Anna L., a widow with a young daughter. Anna and George had a romance years ago before she was married and he has carried the torch all these years. Anna has shown a reserve in their meetings ...more
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
“The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Anton Chekhov
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

Seán O'Casey
“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”
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Leo Tolstoy
“• A man in motion always devises an aim for that motion. To be able to go a thousand miles he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles. One must have the prospect of a promised land to have the strength to move.”
Tolstoy

André Maurois
“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”
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