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The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry.  Finished this one before the Leftovers.

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry. Finished this one before the Leftovers.

Finding the meaning in this astounding novel will assist students in the process of developing inquiry skills, making connections & using critical thinking. This book is also a great way to discuss civilization, government, social customs & laws during a social studies unit. Students can further their character education by addressing their fears, friendship, loyalty & instincts. To promote history studies, students can research other ancient civilizations & compare/contrast to Kira's…

Gathering Blue Lois Lowry Ember/Random House, Inc. Copyright 2000 ISBN Written seven years after her iconic “children’s” book, The Giver, Lois Lowry returns to a future wor…

The best series I've ever read! In 1945 Claire Randall is traveling w her husband when she touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is hurled back in time to a Scotland torn by war & raiding border clans in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into the intrigues of lairds & spies that may threaten her life, she soon realizes that an alliance with James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, might be the only way to survive.

The Outlander Series.(Audio Book) Love these books. If you're into recorded books that's the best way to enjoy Outlander. Davina Porter is a great narrator.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls When I asked for reading suggestions at the end of my last book club chat, many of you said The Glass Castle. It’s the memoir of a girl growing up in a very eclectic and cash-strapped family.

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I couldn't put this book down. Jeannette Walls is an awesome writer and keeps you engrossed in this book! Her next book "Half Broke Horses" (which precedes this story) is also a great read. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Book Review: The Sandcastle Girls | The Obsessive Book Worm

Book Review: The Sandcastle Girls

Here’s the striking new cover for Chris Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls, a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage.

Book Club: 14 new books for women out January 2014. Especially excited for James Patterson's new one. his books have always been my guilty pleasure.

Kick Off 2014 With These 14 New Books

Book Club: 14 new books for women out January Especially excited for James Patterson& new one. his books have always been my guilty pleasure.

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Award-winning news correspondent Martin Fletcher, who served as NBC Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv for thirty years, has written a refreshing, personal book about Israel.


Dare Me Author: Megan Abbott The two best friends Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy lead their cheer squad until the young new coach Colette French arrives.

The Dry Grass of August -   If you liked Kathryn Stockett's The Help or Sue Monk Kidds's The Secret Life of Bees, you will probably like this book.  Set in the 1954 Florida and North Carolina - read my review at http://riofriotex.blogspot.com/2012/06/286-2012-31-dry-grass-of-august.html#

In this beautifully written debut Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the… read more at Kobo.