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Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya From the jacket: “A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream.” The lowdown: If Nabokov had more Jewish angst.

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16 Books You Need To Read This Fall

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the books I read this summer

12 good books worth reading -- I am always looking for a good book! The House at Riverton and What Alice Forgot are great. I didn't love The Dressmaker though. Will have to check out the others!

In 1851 Olive Oatman was a 13 year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohaves, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. She was fully assimilated and perfectly happy when, at nineteen, she was ransomed back to white society. She became an instant…

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West): Margot Mifflin:

The rumored cover for Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set a Watchman, surfaces on Amazon.   -

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A starkly plain cover for “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee’s anticipated sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird" allegedly surfaced this week.

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The Poisonwood Bible- by Barbara Kingsolver ("The Poisonwood Bible" is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in

Thurlow Dan is the founder of the Helix, a cult that promises to cure loneliness. With its communes and speed-dating, mixers and confession sessions, the Helix has become a national phenomenon, and attracted the attention of governments worldwide. But Thurlow, camped out in his Cincinnati headquarters, is lonely, for his ex-wife, Esme, and their daughter, whom he hasn't seen in ten years.

Thurlow Dan, the founder of a successful cult that promises to cure loneliness, struggles with his own loneliness for his ex-wife, Esme, a covert agent spying on Thurlow who is preparing for a fateful mission against the cult.

A Gumtree graphic - 12 books to read before you die

12 Books You Should Read Before You Die. Here are 12 books that you should read before you die. These books are absolutely fantastic-how many of them have you read?

Don't let their childhood go by without knowing these great characters and places. These are the books that have deeply impacted us as children and adults; these are the books that made us fall madly in love with reading. These are the books that every home should own.

The Top Books Every Home Should Have

I need to check this out. "The TOP books every home should have (for every age! --I love that "I Loathe You" is on here, it's my kid's favorite book.


Beautiful book cover by Marian Bantjes - but even more so, an incredible Poet.


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30 Of The Best Books Written By Millennials  #refinery29  Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi30-year-old Helen Oyeyemi is the epitome of an early bloomer — after all, she wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, when she was still in high school. All of her books are great, infused with fairy tale logic and gorgeous, playful language. But, her 2001 effort, Mr. Fox, might still be the best: a metafictional romance in…

The 30 Best Books Written By Millennials

Fox by Helen Oyeyemi, in which our Instructional Technologist describes it as “one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. Fascinating because it morphs as you read it (as do the characters themselves).