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Commonwealth Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062491794
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016

The story of the interwoven lives of six step siblings. Fasinating thought provoking a powerful read Loved it


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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781455566389
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Published: Twelve - May 24th, 2016

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The Last Days of Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812988901
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Published: Random House - August 16th, 2016

Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla and a very bright young lawyer inhabit this fantastic piece of historical fiction.  Part history, part mystery and excellent read.


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The Bones of Paradise Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062413475
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 2nd, 2016

Powerfully told story, set near the end of the nineteenth century, in western Nebraska.  If you have some understanding of how attached people can be to the land, you will appreciate this gripping gritty read.


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The Noise of Time Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101947241
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 10th, 2016

Shostakovich a complicated man, living in a very complicated society.  I kept pondering how much we take for granted in the United States.  A profound read!


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The Book Cover Image
By Julius Friedman, Pico Iyer (Foreword by), Jill Gage Ph. D. (Contribution by)
$75.00
ISBN: 9781938462191
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Published: Old Stone Press - April 20th, 2016

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Ten Prayers That Changed the World: Extraordinary Stories of Faith That Shaped the Course of History Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781426216442
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Published: National Geographic Society - March 1st, 2016

Short stories of prayers that shaped history.  I bit of history, a bit of faith, and a bit of God, wat more could one want in a great read?!


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Echo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780439874021
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 2015

Best children's book I've read in sometime.  Loved it!


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We Never Asked for Wings Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780553392319
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 18th, 2015

A sensitive look at the various complications of immigration issues.  Diffenbaugh puts a face on the people who live in the shadows.


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Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204333
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Published: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2015

Thought provoking read about "do gooders", their place in the world, and how the rest of us cope with those sorts of personalities.  A great book for discussion.
 


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Circling the Sun Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345534187
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 28th, 2015

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

This is a book everyone should read, and then come in to The Bookstore and discuss it with me.


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The Road to Character Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993257
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Published: Random House - April 14th, 2015

I loved this book. It is a nonfiction sketch of several historical figures and what shaped their characters and made them who they were.  A powerful read.


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The Nightingale Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780312577223
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 3rd, 2015

Set in occupied France during World War II and focused on two sisters and their very different responses to the occupation, this is among my favorite books of the last couple of years.


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A Spool of Blue Thread Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101874271
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 10th, 2015

A very typical Anne Tyler.  If you read a book for character development and want to take people who you will remember years later away with you , this is a book for you.  Great read.