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List created by Amy T. (amistad) - on May 13, 2018
List Votes: 1 Books: 14 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Closed

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Mary Coin: A Novel by Marisa Silver
Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange?s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter.   In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously...  more


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Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington
"We could bore ourselves to death, drink ourselves to death, or have a bit of an adventure..." It was absurd. It was foolhardy. And it was glorious. When they retired, Terry Darlington and his somewhat saner wife Monica—together with their dog, a whippet named Jim—chucked their...  more


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Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon
While parked at a gas station, Rhonda sees something so incongruously surreal that at first she hardly recognizes it as a crime in progress. She watches, unmoving, as someone dressed in a rabbit costume kidnaps a young girl. Devastated over having done nothing, Rhonda joins the investigation....  more


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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells...  more


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Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite
Once a person leaves the mountain, they never come back, not really. They're lost forever. Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a man, a walking, talking ghost story. But her mama knew. She saw it in her tea leaves: death. Folks told...  more


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Disguised As a Poem: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin by Judith Tannenbaum
When Judith Tannenbaum last met with her poetry writing class at San Quentin prison, one of the students commented, "Now I'm going to give you an assignment: write about these past four years from your point of view; tell your story; let us know what you learned." This beautifully crafted...  more


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The Man Who Was Don Quixote: The Story of Miguel Cervantes by Rafaello Busoni
"An account of the life of Cervantes which can stand on its own as a tale of varied and exciting adventure. Solid high school fare and a fine conditioner for the reading of the classic." (Booklist) "Reading this book was a memorable experience. It meant living for a while in sixteenth-century...  more


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The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage) by Richard Flanagan
Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle?s young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from...  more


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The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares...  more


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Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, Bk 1) by Miranda James & Dean James
There's a cat in the stacks...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris -- and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling...  more


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Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances by Trisha Telep (Editor)
When good hearts battle evil, resistance is automated... In the Victorian era of possibility and discovery, the boundaries of love, passion, and power are unavoidably pushed to the brink.  Feisty heroines and genius inventors, supernatural outcasts and idealistic heroes alike prowl...  more


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After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia by Ellen Datlow (Editor) & Ter...
If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology, each...  more


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The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid...  more


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Life, Death & Bialys : A Father/Son Baking Story by Dylan Schaffer
In 2002 Flip Schaffer asked his son to join him in a bread making class at a fancy cooking school in New York. At first, the idea seemed considerably less than half-baked. Dylan didn’t have much of a relationship with his father—not since he left Dylan and his three siblings in the...  more

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