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Books I've Read 2020
List created by Mary S. (mscottcgp) - , on Jan 6, 2020
List Votes: 1 Books: 31 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 1 List Type: Open
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That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World We Invented--and How We Can ...
America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those...  more

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist ScholarshipAmericans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve leading high school American history texts,...  more

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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Paris, May...  more

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Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London?s East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London?from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with...  more

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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World ...
?[A] well-judged and hugely readable book . . . few are as entertaining.??Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times ?A. J. Baime is a master. His reporting and storytelling are woven to hypnotic effect. This is history and humanity in lush, vivid color.??Doug Stanton, author of The Odyssey of Echo...  more

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Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven
Now in paperback, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic. In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned. When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition, her...  more

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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan...
The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--soon to be both a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary feature. In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1...  more

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Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albo...
Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated...  more

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The Ghost Hunter: 50th Anniversary Edition by Hans Holzer
THE GHOST HUNTER, 50TH Anniversary Edition, with an Introduction by Alexandra Holzer, Fall River Press, 2005. This is a Brand NEW Hardcover Book and Dust jacket. "Ghosts Are People, haunted by unhappy memories, and incapable of escaping by themselves from the vicious net of entanglements. It's...  more

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At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Alexander McCall Smi...
Von Igelfeld is quite pleased with his role as a visiting scholar at Cambridge, even if his English colleagues can be difficult to comprehend. They frequently speak in metaphors and make peculiar assumptions, saying such odd things as "I take it your journey went well," when that is...  more

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Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Animals, Family and Life from the Philad...
Bad Dogs Have More Fun is an unforgettable collection of more than 75 newspaper columns by John Grogan, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Marley & Me. Combining humor, wit, poignancy and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world in which we live....  more

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A Death at Eastwick (The Eastwick Mansion Mysteries) by L C Warman
When John Eastwick Jr.'s father dies, he finds out about one family secret that will change his life forever. But a murder the night of the memorial service raises the question--what else was his beloved father hiding? ***21-year-old John Eastwick Jr. has lived a charmed and cozy life. The sole...  more

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Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids by Vivian Ho
Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America?s new lost generation.In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims? families. But...  more

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Sicilian Mystery by Arthur Catherall
A British youth and his Sicilian companion are instrumental in breaking an international dope-smuggling operation that involves the use of giant turtles.

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The Incredible Grand Canyon by Scott Thybony
For decades, Scott Thybony has traversed the American Southwest in search of its history, its people, and its little-known stories. In this volume, Thybony, one of the premier storytellers of our time, has compiled his favorite tales about the Grand Canyon?some quirky, some pure whimsy, many...  more

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II b...
THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY-  AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians -many of them young women from small towns across the South-...  more

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Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman
Harrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self. The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural...  more

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster   On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country...  more

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the...  more

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Little Beach Street Bakery (Little Beach Street Bakery, Bk 1) by Jenny Colgan
In the bestselling tradition of Jojo Moyes and Jennifer Weiner, Jenny Colgan's moving, funny, and unforgettable novel tells the story of a heartbroken young woman who turns a new page in her life... by becoming a baker in the town of Cornwall. A quiet seaside resort. An abandoned shop. A...  more

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Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, Bk 1) by Kerry Greenwood
The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher--she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions--is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite...  more

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The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman's love and sacrifice during the First World War. As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She...  more

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At Large: The Life and Crimes of Randolph Franklin Dial by Charles W. Sasser
Rich, successful, and famous, Randolph Franklin Dial had it all. Yet he still craved the ultimate thrill...murder. His hit on a local karate instructor was so seamless, there were still no suspects when he turned himself in years later. Doing time for murder, Dial was the ideal inmate, until he...  more

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A Farewell to Arms (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Ernest Hemingway & John Slattery (N...
Hemingway's classic novel of the First World War The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of...  more

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Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream by Carson Vaughan
A moving true story of American struggle.Royal, Nebraska, population eighty-one?where the church, high school, and post office each stand abandoned, monuments to a Great Plains town that never flourished. But for nearly twenty years, they had a zoo, seven acres that rose from local peculiarity...  more

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Deceptions Of World War II by William B. Breuer
Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer "A first-class historian." –The Wall Street Journal Top Secret Tales of World War II "A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for cozy nonfiction, this would be the template." –Publishers...  more

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The Other Side by Ruth Ryan Langan & Patricia Gaffney & Mary Kay McComas &...
Five New York Times bestselling authors cross over to a realm where suspense, desire, and even love have no bounds... POSSESSION IN DEATH by J. D. Robb: Lieutenant Eve Dallas has always sought justice for the dead, but now, a victim will seek her own vengeance -- through Eve. THE OTHER...  more

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Shift (Silo Vol 2: Shift, Bks 1-3) by Hugh Howey
Omnibus edition contains the second volume in the Silo series: Vol 2-Shift, Bks 1-3 (Parts 6-8) First Shift: Legacy / Second Shift: Order / Third Shift: Pact -- The sequel trilogy to 'Wool', which takes a leap back in time to show how the chaos started. In 2007, the Center for...  more

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September Sacrifice by Mark Horner
VANISHED "If I'm ever late for work, call the police!"--that's what Albuquerque, New Mexico bank teller Girly Chew, 36, told her boss. The Malaysian-born beauty lived in mortal fear of her pathologically deranged husband and had taken out a restraining order against him. She was late for work...  more

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Talk Before Sleep: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
?Unforgettable . . . Truth rings forth clearly from every page. . . . One minute you?re laughing, the next you?re crying. . . . You?ll want to give a copy to every good woman friend you have.? ? The Charlotte Observer What do you say when you know you don?t have forever? Ruth has been Ann?s...  more

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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library.  As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm.  As one fireman recounted, "Once that first stack got going,...  more

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up to 31 as of June 2

Comment added 5/11/20 by Mary S. (mscottcgp) - , :
Happy pandemic! I'd have thought I'd have read more books by now since we are in quarantine-lol up to 26 books as of May 11th

Comment added 1/6/20 by Mary S. (mscottcgp) - , :
Happy New Year 2020! I have a goal of 80 books again. Time to get off Facebook and go through my unread book list!