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101 Great American Poems
101 Great American Poems
Author: American Poetry & Literacy Project
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/15/2006


Classic, famous and lovely poems. The introduction by the director of the American Poetry and Literacy Project is by itself worth the price of the book.

BACK COVER READS:
Focusing on popular verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, this treasury of great American poems invites poetry lovers to savor a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, 101 time-honored poems in this entertaining volume include:

Edgar Allan Poe . . . . . . . . The Raven
Walt Whitman . . . . . . . . . I Hear America Singing
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. . . Old Ironsides
William Cullen Bryant . . . . . Thanatopsis
Robert Frost . . . . . . . . . The Road Not Taken
Langston Hughes . . . . . . . . Still Here
Edwin Arlington Robinson . . . Miniver Cheevy
Emily Dickinson . . . . . . . . I'm nobody! Who are you?

. . . as well as works by Herman Melville, Vachel Lindsay, Emma Lazarus, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Stephen Crane, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and other notables.

Chosen by the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetry and literacy, these much-loved and highly readable poems promise students and general readers alike hours of reading pleasure.


The Accidental Duchess
The Accidental Duchess
Author: Jessica Benson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/25/2007
Helpful Score: 2


This books was wonderful enough that I ordered the other two she has written to date. Classic regency romance, not too serious but hard to put down once you suspend disbelief regarding the initial premise. Highly recommended.


The Accidental Marathon
The Accidental Marathon
Author: Lucy Hawking
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/16/2007


Wonderful book! Set in contemporary London, a light-hearted romantic comedy.

From the back cover:
"Fast-paced and amusing." --London Magazine
"A real touch of comedy in this tale, which races along with some lovely twists and turns." --Bookseller
"A very bubbly piece of fun. . .a light-hearted, madcap caper of a novel." --Daily Mail


Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Author: Sue Townsend
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 7/8/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Hysterically funny sequel to the bestselling "Adrian Mole," which kids and adults will enjoy. Also check out the author's "The Queen and I." Anglophiles should not miss this.


Airframe
Airframe
Author: Michael Crichton
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 211
Review Date: 7/8/2006
Helpful Score: 1


As fresh today as when it was published in 1996. Many pertinent observations about the American air safety system. As well as a compelling story.


The Amateur Marriage
The Amateur Marriage
Author: Anne Tyler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/16/2007


Frequently wishlisted book by wonderful author.

From the cover of trade paperback edition:

"[Tyler is] one of our most notable explorers of current American domestic manners. . . .[this is her] most ambitious work, ranging over sixty years of American experience." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Tyler's heartbreaking new novel. . . evokes the entire sweep of Michael and Pauline Anton's marriage with uncommon delicacy and dignity. . . .This is a story not of extraordinary but of everyday drama. Just two people fumbling through life, amateurs in a game you must occasionally fail at first to become a pro." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A disarming, deceptively rich book, one that will persuade readers to rethink their position and reinvest a sense of wonder in one of our best contemporary authors." -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Wise, witty. . .Tyler writes with such resonance the 'The Amateur Marriage has the richness of an epic." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Wise and observant. . . [Anne Tyler] has the uncanny ability to expose the most confusing contradictions of love." -- The Miami Herald


An Imaginative Experience
An Imaginative Experience
Author: Mary Wesley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 1/15/2007


Wonderful, literate book. An unusual love story set in the present day. Classic British literary style, highly readable.


Andersen's Fairy Tales: Childrens Classics
Andersen's Fairy Tales: Childrens Classics
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 2/15/2007


Classic children's book in a beautiful binding.


Annabelle
Annabelle
Author: Ann Fairfax
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/28/2010


Early book by Marion Chesney under a pen name.


Anne Frank: Life in Hiding
Anne Frank: Life in Hiding
Author: Johanna Hurwitz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/15/2006


Written for ages 9-up. Terrific companion volume to the Diary of Anne Frank.


Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 10/18/2006


A classic universally loved by generations of girls.


Any Place I Hang My Hat
Any Place I Hang My Hat
Author: Susan Isaacs
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/4/2007


Wonderful book by wonderful author.
From the cover:
"I can think of no other novelist--popular or high brow--who consistently celebrates female gutsiness, brains, and sexuality." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, NPR, and author of 'Don't Bother Me, I'm Reading'
"Any new Susan Isaacs book is a cause for celebration, and this adroit, witty, warm-hearted novel, with a heroine you'll cheer for until the final page, is an absolute treat." --Jennifer Weiner, author of 'Good in Bed' and 'Little Earthquakes"
"Fiction done well and done with a difference. . . A sophisticated storyteller, with a wry view of the world." --The Washington Post
"A model of what popular entertainment ought to be but rarely is: a medium that provides escape without turning the mind to mush." --Newsday


The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence
The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/28/2010


Absolutely fabulous story of a truly amazing person. Really tells you how he thinks. An important piece of the story of success.


Artistic License
Artistic License
Author: Katie Fforde
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/17/2007


Wonderful, really really marvelous book. I'm signing up for everything this author has ever written.


At Home in Mitford (Mitford, Bk 1)
At Home in Mitford (Mitford, Bk 1)
Author: Jan Karon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/31/2006


The first book in this charming series by a most beloved author.


At Last Comes Love (Huxtables, Bk 3)
At Last Comes Love (Huxtables, Bk 3)
Author: Mary Balogh
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2010


Another excellent book from a masterful author.


Babyville
Babyville
Author: Jane Green
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/6/2006
Helpful Score: 3


A delightful book, funny and well-written, that rings with truth. Now I am going to order every single book by Jane Green


The Belle of Bath (Candlelight Regency, No 666)
The Belle of Bath (Candlelight Regency, No 666)
Author: Dorothy Mack
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/4/2007


Wonderful book, classic Regency Romance by beloved author.

From back cover:

"Deception!" Such an ugly word. But the correct word for what she had done. And yet her position as governess to the Brewster family was her lifeline. She had seized it as the only possible means of survival.

And there had been no problem. None at all. At least not until HE arrived. But what would she do now if Mr. Simon Kirkland saw through her disguise? If, underneath the gray powder and dark shadows that made her look a fading spinster, he should discern Virginia Spicer, the very girl he had laughingly called "Miss Ginger Spice," only six months ago the Belle of Bath!


Bet Me
Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/5/2006


Jenny Crusie does funniest, sexiest and best writing in all of contemporary romance.


Betsy and Joe (Betsy-Tacy, Bk 8)
Betsy and Joe (Betsy-Tacy, Bk 8)
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2006
Helpful Score: 1


An old-fashioned sweet and lovely book, a classic that makes us all wish we grew up in a small town like this. Originally written for teens, but nowadays just right for tweens and pre-teens. (Reading level ages 8-12)


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