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Subject: Best book on your PBS bookshelf - right now?
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 11:38 AM ET
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What is the best book (as in - your personal favorite) you have posted on your bookshelf right now?  Mine would have to be this one, I am only posting this copy because I found a hard copy for my keeper shelf.



The Stolen Child
Author: Keith Donohue
ISBN-13: 9781400096534 - ISBN-10: 1400096537

What is yours?

Date Posted: 9/5/2013 10:24 AM ET
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The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh is really terrific.

Date Posted: 9/6/2013 9:42 AM ET
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Caviglia - that does look good, I have added it to my reminder list.

Date Posted: 9/8/2013 8:50 AM ET
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Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan might be the best but it would be a hard choice.

I also have The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry and that was a pretty good read.

and also The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks.

Date Posted: 9/8/2013 3:51 PM ET
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Just finished this and thought it was excellent. Good mystery, legal thriller with lost of twists and well written.

Mary Anne

The Jury Master
Author: Robert Dugoni
ISBN-13: 9780446578691 - ISBN-10: 044657869X
Posted: 6/30/2012 3:50 PM ET passport.png
Book Type: Hardcover

Date Posted: 9/8/2013 5:21 PM ET
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The Confession by John Grisham and Rescuing Rose by Isabelle Wolff. Wonderful books!

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Date Posted: 9/9/2013 8:17 PM ET
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The problem with me, is that I tend to keep my favorite books.  I wouldn't put them on my bookshelf.  I really enjoyed Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.  I didn't want it to end.


Judye / maysied


Date Posted: 9/10/2013 12:10 AM ET
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Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose

Subject: When you Slow down 'cuz you don't want it to end!
Date Posted: 9/10/2013 9:00 PM ET
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Every now and then, you will find a book that is so well written you don't want it to end.  You will caress the cover every time you pick it up and every time you put it down.

Just such a book is BREAKING CLEAN by Judy Blunt.  It is her first book, and alas her only book.

Being raised in my early years on a farm, while not quite as many years ago as Judy, I can appreciate the tone of the book, but since I love books with lots of dialog, I was surprised to find myself so enthralled with this book about the hardscrabble (what a luscious word!) life on the prairies of eastern Montana in prose as big and bold as the landscape.

If you love Amy Tan, Alice Munro, Billie Letts and Rohington Mistry - you will love this book!  And if you haven't read Rohington Mistry - you must get your hands on A FINE BALANCE.




Date Posted: 9/11/2013 9:34 AM ET
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I love books with lots of dialog

You might like Rachel Ingalls. Most people think her book Mrs Caliban is the best. I really liked Binstead's Safari also. She uses dialog and interior monolog to move the story. very little descriptions of settings.

Date Posted: 9/12/2013 2:20 PM ET
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btw, how did you get your book image and info to show in your post? I (incorrectly) assumed that using the link button would do it.

Date Posted: 9/12/2013 4:07 PM ET
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Hey Michael. welcome to pbs. We try to encourage as many guys as possible to hang here. We are seriously outnumbered by the girls.

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Date Posted: 9/13/2013 11:22 PM ET
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Michael, I cut and paste, sometimes it works, but not always, I am no expert.  I hope you enjoy The Stolen Child, but you must have ordered the next one in line, b/c I didn't get a request.

And Welcome!

Paul H. (paulie) - ,
Date Posted: 9/14/2013 12:12 AM ET
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I tend to keep my books that i consider GOOD until  I have let them sit and mellow like good so that i can read them again after 3-4 years but one of my favorite authors is Modessit. He writes very good coming of age fantasy with some military and survival action. Just pick any of his series but make sure ioo read them in order

Date Posted: 9/14/2013 10:51 AM ET
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I keep my favorites too, but I am running out of space!  I do like to loan out copies of ones that I love to talk about, especially with my book club in the neighborhood.