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Cover ArtThe round house
by Erdrich, Louise.
This isn’t a difficult recommendation as it just won the National Book Award, however, the story and the writing is so powerful. As a reader I was drawn into the story at such a level that I could deeply feel the emotions of the boy telling the story - his fears, anger, and despondency over what has happened to his mother, the course of events, and the realization of who the people around him really are.   posted Feb 26, 2013 at 9:19AM

Cover ArtThe pyramid : the first Wallander cases
by Mankell, Henning, 1948-
This is a must-read if you are a fan of the Kurt Wallander mysteries. These short stories lay the background for Wallander as a young policeman, moving up in rank to his current position. Each story offers a glimpse into his life and family and friendships. You will learn things about him that the other mysteries don’t tell you.   posted Feb 18, 2013 at 9:53AM

Cover ArtAstrid & Veronika
by Olsson, Linda.
An emotional story of an unexpected friendship, one a young writer recovering from a recent tragedy and the other an elderly reclusive neighbor. The story gives us a glimpse of life in a quaint Swedish village, and the power of unusual friendships.   posted Feb 18, 2013 at 9:50AM

Cover ArtUnbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
by Hillenbrand, Laura.
I continuously shook my head in disbelief that this is a nonfiction book. A potential Olympic marathon runner turned air force soldier overcomes unbelievable odds time and time again through world war II. It starts with his plane crashing into the ocean. Midway through the book, I couldn’t see how it would continue for another 200 pages but the trials and tribulations continue upon rescue. It’s a nail biter through and through and truly helps you see just how incredible the human spirit can be.   posted Feb 15, 2013 at 2:06PM

Cover ArtThe night circus : a novel
by Morgenstern, Erin
This book is quite the fantastic fantasy. Two illusionists are in a contest that will span their lives until one wins. They have no idea how to win or what to do to win. Their sponsors in the contest create the circus as the arena for their players. The writing is beautiful - not too verbose, not too simplistic. It's descriptive. It's wicked. I'm not typically a fantasy fiction reader but I couldn't put this book down.   posted Feb 15, 2013 at 1:56PM

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