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ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780544102767
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Published: Mariner Books - August 6th, 2013

In this biography about Edward Curtis, Egan reallybrings out the drive Curtis had to record for posteritythe customs, family life and traditions of NativeAmericans before it all disappeared.  I think we allhave seen one of Edward's photos at one time oranother; they are moving & unforgettable. Curtissacrificed his own family & health for his vision & weare all fortunate that he did.  A great read.  -Patty


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ISBN: 9781451661507
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 11th, 2013

When their mother disappears from home for over 2weeks, the two "semi" abandoned sisters, Liz & Beanboard a bus and travel cross country to the only otherrelative they know - Uncle Tinsley.  They arrive in Vir-ginia (unexpected of course) and try to get settled inthe small town of Byler.  A town where the girls  findthat living isn't always as innocent & simple as theythought, but "family" can be constant & protective. -Patty


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ISBN: 9780307588364
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 5th, 2012

Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnThis is modern fiction at its best.  Edgy, dark razor-sharp characters and writing with a psycho twist.  Thebook starts a little slowly but all of the sudden, youdiscover you are on a roller coaster heading down a100 foot drop! Compelling - - you won't be able to put it down.  Warning: This is not a book for yourGrandmother.  


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ISBN: 9780345528674
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 15th, 2013

One of my favorite historical novels of the last year, written from Anne Morrow Lindbergh's perspective.  We see what a strong, loyal, loving woman she was.  Anne grew up a shy young woman first thrown into fame as the wife of the world-famous Charles Lindbergh, then with the kidnapping and death of her first son.  Her strength and character were the guiding posts of her life, especially in her relationship with her husband.  This is an absolutely wonderful, fascinating novel - a must read!  -Patty


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ISBN: 9780515153019
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Published: Jove Books - June 25th, 2013

For a quick, fast-paced summer read, you can't beat one of Coulter's FBI thrillers.  Married agents Savich and Sherlock travel to San Francisco to help investigate the shooting of their friend Judge Hunt.  So sit back, relax, and have some "brain candy". -Patty


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ISBN: 9781476703060
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2013

I love historical fiction, and this novel about Katherine Parr's life is a winner.  As the final wife of Henry VIII, one fo the most well known kings in English history, this novel explores theworld of power, intrigue, and danger (both political and especially religious) that Katherine was swept into when Henry saw her at court and decided to marry her.  Well-written and enjoyable.  -Patty


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ISBN: 9780399160585
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Published: Amy Einhorn Books - February 12th, 2013

Much has been written about mountain climber George Mallory.  He was dashing, daring, and adventuresome.  What I really liked about this story were the thoughts and feelings of his wife Ruth.  Through her we learn how his expeditions affected her and their children.  Ruth stayed home not knowing if or when her husband would return, and managing to hold the family together with little money or resources.  When her husband was away, she rarely went out because she was constantly pestered by the media, neighbors, and even strangers for updates about George.  Even though we know how this book ends, it is well worth reading.  Beautifully written and very moving.  -Patty


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ISBN: 9780062188519
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 5th, 2013

What makes a family?  Is it the sharing of common blood, or the affection of the heart?  In this well-written novel we meet lonely William Talmadge, an eastern Washington orchardist.  His quiet world changes as two pregnant sisters enter his life and he takes responsibility for not only the girls but their unborn babies also.  I loved the detail of Talmadge's life and work in the orchard.  A thoughtful, satisfying novel. -Patty


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ISBN: 9780345527264
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 26th, 2013

I enjoyed traveling around the world with the "plucky" Nellie Bly.  At a period in time when women weren't allowed to do much on their own, Bly managed to set up and execute an adventuresome trip.  Traveling by ship, train, camel, or whatever, she followed the fictional route of Phileas Fogg (Jules Verne's fictional world traveler).  Unbeknownst to Nellie, another woman, Elizabeth Bisland, started her race around the world the same day as Nellie, but traveling west instead of east.  Which woman will win the race for the fastest trip around the world?  Read this book and find out.  Patty