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The Midwife of Venice - Hannah Levi is known throughout sixteenth-century Venice for her skill in midwifery. : The Midwife of Venice - Hannah Levi is known throughout sixteenth-century Venice for her skill in midwifery. Jane Austen, Books To Read, My Books, Page Turner, Midwifery, Historical Fiction, Love Letters, Great Books, Reading Lists

The Midwife Of Venice

At midnight, the dogs, cats, and rats rule Venice. The Ponte di Ghetto Nuovo, the bridge that leads to the ghetto, trembles under the weight of sacks of rotting vegetables, rancid fat, and vermin. Shapeless matter, perhaps animal, floats to the surface of Rio di San Girolamo and hovers on its greasy waters. Through the mist rising from the canal the cries and grunts of foraging pigs echo. Seeping refuse on the streets renders the pavement slick and the walking treacherous. It was on such a…

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My Sister's Keeper: A Novel

Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this New York Times bestseller that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over…

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The Postmistress

Experience World War 2 through the eyes of two very different women in this captivating New York Times bestseller by the author of The Guest Book . “A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel.”—Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a…

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The Lovely Bones

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds…

Gregory Maguire :: Wicked The life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Harper Collins Publishers Before the Musical came the book. Dive in to learn about a relationship that only Maguire can cast with a bit of magic. Gregory Maguire, Books To Read, My Books, Music Books, Just In Case, Just For You, Life Changing Books, Def Not, Thing 1

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire''s breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us…

Don Quixote Book: A brilliant novel written by a the Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes He produced one of the great masterpieces in world literature. Don Quixote outlines the whole fabric in the century. Quixotic means rea 100 Books To Read, Books To Read Before You Die, Books You Should Read, Great Novels, Great Books, My Books, Book Challenge, Reading Challenge, Must Read Classics

Don Quixote

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Edith Grossman''s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven''t experienced Don Quixote in English…

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Ender's Game

The worldwide bestseller, Ender''s Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring Hugo''s Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley, the movie is sure to inspire a new audience of fans to read the book that started it all. Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin. Brilliant…

Ray Bradbury& internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian. Book Club Books, Book Lists, New Books, Books To Read, Classic Literature, Classic Books, Book Burning, Hidden Book, Reading Incentives

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce…

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Suite Francaise

By the early l940s, when Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française —the first two parts of a planned five-part novel—she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month later she was dead at the age of thirty-nine. Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France—where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt…

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres: A beautiful book about love and friendship on a Greek Island torn apart by war Books To Read, My Books, What Is Love, My Love, Captain Corellis Mandolin, Next Wedding, Literary Quotes, Wedding Quotes, Great Books

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR ''A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy'' Daily Mail It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals but over time he proves himself to be civilised, humorous – and a consummate musician. When Pelagia, the local doctor''s daughter, finds her letters to her fiancé go…

"Shoeless Joe," by W. Kinsella - Perhaps one of the first times I would say that the movie (Field of Dreams) is much better than the book. This Is A Book, The Book, Mysterious Words, Books To Read, My Books, Beloved Film, Philadelphia Inquirer, Movie Producers, Field Of Dreams

Shoeless Joe: The Inspiration For Field Of Dreams

More than the inspiration for the beloved film Field of Dreams , Shoeless Joe is a mythical novel about ''dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American'' ( Philadelphia Inquirer ). ''If you build it, he will come.'' These mysterious words, spoken by an Iowa baseball announcer, inspire Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. What follows is both a rich, nostalgic look at one of our most cherished…

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Dystopian novel that asks compelling questions about what happens when scientists are gods. Like all Atwood novels, this one is thought-provoking and beautifully-written. Margaret Atwood, Oryx And Crake, Science Fiction, Good Books, Books To Read, Amazing Books, Big Books, Brave, Kindle

Oryx And Crake

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey--with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake--through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great…

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A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition

The definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: “Fascinating…serves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an author’s process” ( The New York Times ). Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as 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…

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In Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination (between the exotic Moor Othello and the Vene. I Love Books, Used Books, Books To Read, My Books, Othello By William Shakespeare, Shakespeare Plays, Shakespeare Festival, Hundred Years Of Solitude, Essay Questions


In Othello , Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences believe the couple’s strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello. Iago’s false…

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The Merchant of Venice

In The Merchant of Venice , the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all. Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful…