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Topic: Spotlight a Hidden Gem on your Bookshelf**April 2010**

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Subject: Spotlight a Hidden Gem on your Bookshelf**April 2010**
Date Posted: 4/15/2010 6:37 PM ET
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Do you have a book on your PBS bookshelf that deserves a special spotlight?  Is there a book which has been unfairly overlooked?  Tell us a little about a hidden gem on your shelf.

 

Edited:  Updated the title so that if this catches on, we can make it a monthly topic. 



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I have an early, pocket paperback edition of Dune!  It's a scifi classic, and I'd love to pass it on!   Taken! 



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I have a (fairly big) brand new hardcover version of 100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories on my bookshelf. I bought it as a gift and never gifted it. Never been read, though the dust jacket might be a little scuffed from living on a bookshelf for a while.  It's the only copy in the system, too! :)

Going to the PO tomorrow...would love to pass it on! :)

 

Taken, thanks!!



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I have a Mary Engelbreit book on my shelf called Don't Look Back.  It's a cute little book of ME paintings & clever sayings.  It would make a nice gift book for the Mary Engelbreit art lover or someone going through changes or a difficult time in life. 



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First of all, this is a great idea. We should do this every week.

My hidden gem is Lynelle by the Sea by Laurie Albanese TAKEN!!!!!!

This was a great book about a woman whose baby was abducted and about the woman who took him. It looks at both points of view.

Very good, sad story.



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I have "The Tiger Rising" by Kate DiCamillo. It's a great young-adult fiction story about friendship and belonging. 

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I have this poetry book.  But it seems that no one reads poetry anymore.  It deserves to be looked at.
 
Sun Up to Sun Down: Revisited
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Sun Up to Sun Down: Revisited :: Evett L. Simmons
ISBN-13: 9781412041645 - ISBN-10: 1412041643
 
Book Description:
Sun Up to Sun Down is a compilation of poems, prose and short stories that deal with issues that we face in life. Whether it is losing someone from separation or death, facing challenges in our lives due to being overweight or overwhelmed, understanding our faith or sharing it with others, confronting the dark history of America or the beauty of America, Sun Up to Sun Down has something for you. 

Sun Up to Sun Down was written to be read silently as well as orally. It will make you laugh and make you cry. But most importantly, it will make you think. The words are simple and easy to understand, yet, deliver messages that will touch each of us, whether we are young, old or in between.

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Raft
Author: Alan Mills
Book Type: Paperback

 

 

Martin and Lydia Napier's marriage is shaky. Fate has been cruel and they are both still reeling from the blows. They leave Sydney and hit the road for a holiday in what should be paradise.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 12:06 AM ET
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I have a HC copy of Discovering the Body by Mary Howard. 

 

This is a gripping novel filled with pychological suspense, sensitivity and emotional complexity. 

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Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
Author:
Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, Annette Lawrence Drew
 
Book Description:

Includes a new afterword describing submariners' responses and reactions and a new appendix of all award-winning subs honored for service in Cold War espionage operations.

With 16 pages of black-and-white photos

 


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A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League (by Ron Suskind)

If you're smart enough, it's no problem to get yourself a good education and do anything you want, no matter your background, right? That's what I thought until I read this book and discovered the huge challenges that are faced by inner city kids trying to enter the academic word. This is the fascinating true story of a bright young man's difficult journey from inner city D.C. to Brown University.

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There are some interesting stories here.  Anyone else want to list a hidden gem? 

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I have a giftable copy of Moving to the Country :: Anna Cheska ISBN-13: 9780312281328 - ISBN-10: 0312281323

With delicate wit and a flare for capturing the many faces of love, Anna Cheska weaves a thoughtful tale of modern family life.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 2:57 PM ET
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