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Subject: An all time favorite
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 5:36 PM ET
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One of the best books I've ever read (3 times) is The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton.

review: http://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2007/05/21/historical-novels-the-winthrop-woman/


Date Posted: 9/10/2007 11:55 PM ET
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My favorite was "Hawaii" by James Michener.

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 9:14 AM ET
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My all time favorite is The Color Purple by Alice Walker.  

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 12:36 PM ET
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I still love Vikram Seth's "Golden Gate."  It's a funny (and now somewhat dated) tale of life in the SF Bay Area....written in iambic pentameter!

Of course I also enjoy Armstead Maupin's "Tales of the City" series.  I, too, loved Michner's "Hawaii", and there's Follet's "Pillars of the Earth" which I still reread from time to time.  And Judity Rassner's "August."

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Date Posted: 9/12/2007 7:18 PM ET
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Marguerite, I loved Pillars too, and have read it at least 3 times. Some readers object to historical inaccuracy, but What problems there were didn't detract from the story for me.


Date Posted: 9/12/2007 8:58 PM ET
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Just one???  Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 9:05 PM ET
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One that I first read as a teenager, "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. I've read it 7 times over the years. I passed my old, weathered copy on to my teenage son and he loved it, too. I ran out and bought all of the S.E. Hinton books I could find and he read them all and loved them. In all the years since I first read "The Outsiders"  the only other one that has come remotely close is "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom.

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 9:59 PM ET
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Melody - I loved Queen of Dreams too. I have a hard time choosing between that one and her Sister of my Heart.
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 7:47 PM ET
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I have many near and dear, but still have to go back to 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' as one of my all time favorites.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 11:30 PM ET
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it may sound wierd but Dr Mr Henshaw is one of my all time favorite books, along with where the heart it, and i know why the caged bird sings, and where the red fern grows lol

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 8:25 PM ET
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I read that there is a sequel coming out to 'Pillars of the Earth" set 200 years later, about the plague. Its also one of my favourites, as is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
Date Posted: 10/13/2007 8:49 PM ET
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I love Dear Mr Henshaw even tho I cry at the end every time!