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Minnetonka library staff's Book Lists
May Baskets and June Bugs (70 titles)
A fun seasonal list of everything baskets, and everything bugs. From making baskets and gift baskets, to identifying and reading about bugs. (And bug cookbooks!)
Sarah (367 titles)

Penny J. (25 titles)
I am an avid reader and re-reader so my lists always contain new and old friends!
Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2014 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, January-February 2014
Coffee, tea, and cocoa (65 titles)
All things to warm you on cool evenings! Everything from making your favorite hot beverage to novels to history to crafts - all relating to coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
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Cover ArtThin air
by Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010
It's always nice to find a Spencer that I haven't read yet. This is an oldie but a goodie from the late, great Robert B. Parker.   posted Aug 16, 2014 at 4:28PM

Cover ArtThe last first day
by Brown, Carrie, 1959-
A fiction favorite for this year. A love story to be sure, but unsentimental. Great characters and fine writing.   posted Aug 5, 2014 at 1:47PM

Cover ArtSo brave, young, and handsome
by Enger, Leif.
This is an admirable follow-up to the Minnesota author's million-seller "Peace Like A River." An enjoyable road trip tale through the American West in 1915, the writing is rich and the characters are intriguing and meaningful.   posted Jul 7, 2014 at 6:27PM

Cover ArtGenesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict
by Judis, John B.
An unsparing look at Zionism and the pro-Israel lobby and the effects on U. S. politics. An eye-opener.   posted Apr 7, 2014 at 6:33AM

Cover ArtDirty wars : the world is a battlefield
by Scahill, Jeremy.
Read this and see if you still think we're the Good Guys.   posted Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM

Cover ArtThank you for your service
by Finkel, David, 1955-
A follow up to The Good Soldiers which follows some of the veterans after their return to the U.S. Their stories are heart-rending. Should be required reading by anyone serving in or running for Congress.   posted Apr 2, 2014 at 2:55PM

Cover ArtThe good soldiers [sound recording]
by Finkel, David, 1955-
Mr. Finkel follows U.S. Army soldiers through their 14 month deployment in Irag. The story is both heartbreaking and infuriating. You are left asking yourself how we could send young men 17, 18, 19, and 20 years old into such a hellish situation. Should be required reading by anyone serving in or running for Congress.   posted Apr 2, 2014 at 2:52PM

Cover ArtGo : a Kidd's guide to graphic design
by Kidd, Chip.
From your tube of toothpaste to the billboards on the highway, graphic design is everywhere. But what makes good graphic design, especially in today's world where easy-to-use tech gizmos often result in lousy-looking graphics? This book shows and explains it in an easy, eye-appealing and cool way. A great book for all ages.   posted Mar 21, 2014 at 2:28PM

Cover ArtYeah! yeah! yeah! : the Beatles, Beatlemania, and the music that changed the wor
by Spitz, Bob.
If you're a long-time Beatles fan but wary, like me, of the mammoth, highly-detailed books on the Fab Four, you'll enjoy this easy-flowing read. It's especially good in detailing the young lives of the Lads from Liverpool and also their early Beatle years with interesting personal info and pics.   posted Mar 21, 2014 at 11:52AM

Cover ArtRobert B. Parker's Bull River
by Knott, Robert, 1954-
If you are in the mood for a good western, this fits the bill. Once again, the author has done a great job of carrying on Parker's western series featuring glib-talking, fast-shooting lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. This time they travel to Mexico to rescue a young lady held hostage by a bad guy. Suspenseful and a quick read.   posted Mar 21, 2014 at 11:38AM

Cover ArtDuck at the door
by Urbanovic, Jackie.
I like to have at least one Easy Picture Book on my reading list, especially when it's clever and brings a smile to both young and old. This is my current favorite.   posted Feb 25, 2014 at 5:25PM

Cover ArtThe wisdom of Wooden : my century on and off the court
by Wooden, John, 1910-2010
To lead a better life, you can't do much better than to follow Wooden's famous Pyramid For Success, just one of the many jewels in the last book written by the legendary UCLA baskeball coach.   posted Feb 15, 2014 at 11:25AM

Cover ArtIck! Yuck! Eew! : our gross American history
by Huey, Lois Miner
This book will make you "grossly" thankful you didn't live in America in 1770, when lice were in your hair (and wig)and barbers pulled your rotten teeth without painkillers (except for a shot of whiskey). Children's books like this one are often an interesting read for adults, too.   posted Feb 15, 2014 at 11:00AM

Cover ArtBrewster : a novel
by Slouka, Mark.
Recommended by a library patron. A coming-of-age story and a story of domestic abuse that is beautifully written. Great characters. A favorite in 2013.   posted Jan 3, 2014 at 2:22PM

Cover ArtThe unwinding : an inner history of the new America
by Packer, George, 1960-
A look at America in the new millennium through the eyes of some ordinary folks interspersed with chapters about well-known people. The emphasis is on the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. A great book. Very readable. Winner of the National Book Award.   posted Oct 19, 2013 at 7:15AM

Cover ArtThe garden of evening mists : a novel
by Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-
This writer's second novel, short-listed for the Booker prize. Similar themes and settings to his first work, "The Gift of Rain". One of my favorites in 2013.   posted Sep 11, 2013 at 4:58PM

Cover ArtPerfect, once removed : when baseball was all the world to me
by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Nostalgic, heartfelt and humorous, this is an enjoyable read...especially if you are a Baby Boomer baseball fan!   posted Sep 3, 2013 at 7:26PM

Cover ArtTransAtlantic : a novel
by McCann, Colum, 1965-
A story spanning 5 generations, from the Civil war to the present, and historical figures Frederick Douglass and George Mitchell, all inter-connected. "The sky lifted the hem of Belfast." A worthy successor to Let the Great World Spin and one of my favorite new fiction works in 2013.   posted Jun 29, 2013 at 6:52AM

Cover ArtDial H. Volume 1, Into You
by Mieville, China
By the use of strange dials our heroes are able to tap into a random heroic identity for a time. From Boy Chimney to Hair Bringer the super heroes themselves aren't exactly run of the mill either. Miéville's characters are always original and he really breathed new life into the classic super hero comic. The twist at the end adds further depth to this super-hero comic.   posted Jun 27, 2013 at 2:58PM

Cover ArtThe Labrador Pact
by Haig, Matt, 1975-
Heart-wrenching, a story that may bring tears to pet owners, but also a chilling tale of loyalty.   posted Jun 27, 2013 at 1:58PM

Cover ArtThe other typist
by Rindell, Suzanne
A psychological page-turner that keeps readers a bit off-kilter. The ending especially so.   posted Jun 26, 2013 at 6:03PM

Cover ArtBranch Rickey
by Breslin, Jimmy.
If you see the movie "42", you quickly realize that without Branch Rickey (portrayed wonderfully by Harrison Ford), there might not have been a Jackie Robinson breaking the racial barrier in major league baseball. This book provides excellent back story on the courageous, progessive-minded owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. And, who better to write this book than legendary writer Jimmy Breslin.   posted Apr 19, 2013 at 3:58PM

Cover ArtRobert B. Parker's Ironhorse
by Knott, Robert, 1954-
A strong tip of the cowboy hat to the author for carrying on Parker's western series in fine fashion. Knott weaves an exciting story with sharpshooting lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, with plenty of 19th century railroad details that make it all the more interesting.   posted Apr 13, 2013 at 3:48PM

Cover ArtBenediction
by Haruf, Kent.
Another great novel set in Holt, Colorado from Kent Haruf. Very well written in a no-frills style. Great story, great characters. One of my favorites in 2013.   posted Mar 27, 2013 at 3:13PM

Cover ArtBill Veeck : baseball's greatest maverick
by Dickson, Paul.
You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the story of this promotional genius, crusader for racial integration in baseball, and one of the most funniest, generous and anti-establishment team owners ever.   posted Mar 12, 2013 at 7:34PM

Cover ArtHow they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous
by Bragg, Georgia
Oftentimes a children's book makes good reading for kids and adults alike...and this is one of them! A great mix of history, humor, lore and gore regarding the demise of such famous people as Julius Ceasar, George Washington, Mozart, etc.   posted Feb 27, 2013 at 4:17PM

Cover ArtThe blackwater lightship
by Toibin, Colm, 1955-
The story of a young woman, her mother, and her grandmother, who, along with two of her brother's friends, are caring for her brother as he is dying of AIDS. A very emotional book about character and family dynamics. One of my top four in 2012.   posted Dec 29, 2012 at 4:22PM

Cover ArtThe testament of Mary
by Toibin, Colm, 1955-
The life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, told from her perspective. A work of great imagination. Written in the first person, Mary comes to life in ways quite different from what you may have learned in catechism class. A short and very intense book. Colm Toibin is a master. One of my four favorites for 2012.   posted Dec 17, 2012 at 7:12AM

Cover ArtThe yellow birds : a novel
by Powers, Kevin
How wonderful to see a first novel as strong as this! No surprise it is a National Book Award Finalist or that the author is a Michener Poetry Fellow. Read this again February 2014. Even better the second time. The writing is spectacular.   posted Nov 1, 2012 at 12:19PM

Cover ArtUntil they bring the streetcars back
by West, Stanley Gordon, 1932-
This is an enjoyable read, with plenty of circa 1950 nostalgia set in St. Paul. A good story, too, that keeps you turning the pages until the very end.   posted Aug 18, 2012 at 2:56PM

Cover ArtOver time : my life as a sportswriter
by Deford, Frank.
This is a superb autobiography by one of America's finest sports journalists and commentators (National Public Radio). Deford, a long-time writer for Sports Illustrated, is insightful, humorous and a highly literate observer of America and its sporting life.   posted Jul 21, 2012 at 3:56PM

Cover ArtCarry the one
by Anshaw, Carol, 1946-
This cleverly titled book examines the impact of a fatal accident on a group of people. A character-driven novel full of humor and crisp dialogue.   posted Jun 4, 2012 at 7:27AM

Cover ArtWish you were here
by Swift, Graham, 1949-
A beautifully written story of family and loss told in flashbacks. Graham Swift does an incredible job of conveying the minds and hearts of his characters. One of the best new fiction works I've read this year and one of my four favorites for 2012.   posted May 19, 2012 at 9:00PM

Cover ArtThe cellist of Sarajevo
by Galloway, Steven, 1975-
Inspired by an actual event, a powerful story told though the lives of three disparate characters. Excellent storytelling.   posted May 19, 2012 at 8:57PM

Cover ArtMaking it up
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
The author takes an event from her own life and writes a story imagining a different direction for her life from that event. As always, Liuvely's prose is very engaging and her characters and dialogue are wonderful. One of my favorite authors.   posted Apr 30, 2012 at 2:59PM

Cover ArtThe president is a sick man : wherein the supposedly virtuous Grover Cleveland s
by Algeo, Matthew.
If you enjoy presidential history, spiced with a story of hard-nosed journalistic investigation of a super secretive surgery, this book is for you.   posted Apr 3, 2012 at 7:36PM

Cover ArtMoon tiger
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
As she lays dying, an old woman remembers her life, her experiences as a war correspondent and as a writer of popular history. Her memories revolve around her complex and sometimes contentious relations with her brother and with the man who is the father of her daughter. Most significantly, she remembers the man she with whom she had a brief but intense affair in Egypt during World War II. Her description of that relationship is a thing of beauty. All-in-all, a remarkable character study and a wonderfully written novel. Small wonder this won the Booker Prize. One of my four favorites in 2012.   posted Feb 24, 2012 at 7:37PM

Cover ArtHow it all began
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
This book opens with a mugging and traces the lives that are affected. Wonderful character development. Penelope Lively is a master.   posted Feb 3, 2012 at 6:14AM

Cover ArtThe descendants : a novel /
by Hemmings, Kaui Hart.
One of my three favorites for fiction in 2011.   posted Jan 1, 2012 at 2:54PM

Cover ArtEmily, alone
by O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-
Sequel to "Wish You Were Here"   posted Oct 28, 2011 at 3:06PM

Cover ArtWhatever happened to pudding pops? : the lost toys, tastes & trends of the '70s
by Cooper, Gael Fashingbauer
Recalling the icons and trends of the 1970s and 1980s, with lots of laughs in this cleverly written book of nostalgia.   posted Oct 8, 2011 at 4:21PM

Cover ArtNews to me : adventures of an accidental journalist
by Hertzel, Laurie.
A wonderful insight into newspaper journalism in the 1970s and 1980s, when women were breaking into a male-dominated profession. Great touches of humor, too. (Hertzel now is the books editor for the StarTribune.)   posted Aug 12, 2011 at 4:28PM

Cover ArtBaseball's golden age : the photographs of Charles M. Conlon
by Conlon, Charles Martin, 1868-1945
Glorious b&w photographs of baseball greats (Ruth, Cobb, etc.) and lesser known major leaguers from the late 1800s and early 1900s.   posted Aug 12, 2011 at 4:24PM

Cover ArtThe love of my youth
by Gordon, Mary, 1949-
A new twist on an old theme. Beautifully written. One of my three favorites for fiction in 2011.   posted May 11, 2011 at 4:52PM

Cover ArtThe reader
by Schlink, Bernhard
Written in a very clear and straightforward style. A very powerful story.   posted Apr 29, 2011 at 9:19PM

Cover ArtWaking : a memoir of trauma and transcendence
by Sanford, Matthew.
Quite a story and well written.   posted Mar 30, 2011 at 7:37PM

Cover ArtOoku. Vol. 1 : the inner chambers
by Yoshinaga, Fumi, 1971-
An interesting graphic novel exploring an alternate history in which medieval Japan suffers from a plague only effecting young men. What happens to a country governed by men, when the male population drops to 1/4th that of the female?   posted Feb 7, 2011 at 7:56PM

Cover ArtLet the great world spin : a novel
by McCann, Colum, 1965-
A complex novel connecting a series of very well developed characters. Beautifully written and very powerful in parts. One of my three favorites for fiction in 2011.   posted Jan 27, 2011 at 1:54PM

Cover ArtAssassination vacation
by Vowell, Sarah, 1969-
For those who are afraid of non-fiction sending them spiraling into bits of snoring embarrassment this book is the cure. As the pages fly by one doesn't even realize the amount of information packed into this witty adventure.   posted Jan 11, 2011 at 9:47AM

Cover ArtOld school : a novel
by Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
I haven't read a book this good in a while. The writing was superb, the story excellent and characters so realistic that I had to glance at the back a couple times just to make sure what I was reading was, in fact, fictional.   posted Jan 11, 2011 at 9:45AM

Cover ArtStitches : a memoir--
by Small, David, 1945-
A very interesting and heart rending memoir in comic style. I found the art beautiful and haunting, the story even more so. Full of tragedy and drops of dark humor, this memoir gives one pause.   posted Jan 11, 2011 at 9:43AM

Cover ArtGentlemen of the road
by Chabon, Michael.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of adventure, revenge seeking, raiding, trickery, friendship, and yes even a small dose of romance. The characters are well developed and the story draws one in completely in the space of the first chapter, "On Discord Arising from the Excessive Love of a Hat," the accompanying illustrations by Hal Foster, of Prince Valiant fame, are an added bonus to this wonderful read.   posted Jan 11, 2011 at 9:39AM

Cover ArtThe poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age
by Blum, Deborah, 1954-
A wonderful and engrossing non-fiction account of a medical examiner and a toxicologist creating the field now popularized by such shows as CSI. The book not only discusses poisons but also Prohibition, industrial negligence, and the courageous, heroic and totally awesome lives of Charles Norris and Alexander Gettler.   posted Jan 11, 2011 at 9:32AM

Cover ArtMaking toast : a family story
by Rosenblatt, Roger.
This is the story of the death of the author's daughter and he and his wife's subsequent move to the home of his son-in-law to help raise three young children. Beautifully written and very touching.   posted Dec 28, 2010 at 6:35AM

Cover ArtMurder city : Ciudad Juarez and the global economy's new killing fields
by Bowden, Charles, 1945-
Charles Bowden describes the horrific violence in Juarez which topped 200 murders a month in 2009. The sheer scale makes this surreal as does the quality and style of Bowden's writing.   posted Dec 11, 2010 at 7:44AM

Cover ArtPlainsong
by Haruf, Kent.
One of my all-time favorites.   posted Nov 29, 2010 at 6:40AM

Cover ArtThe big short : inside the doomsday machine
by Lewis, Michael
By telling the story of a few unique individuals who saw the crash coming, Lewis tells the story of the great market crash of 2008. A great story and an education.   posted Nov 24, 2010 at 4:03PM

Cover ArtThe help [sound recording] : a novel
by Stockett, Kathryn.
This is a great story and wonderful in audio.   posted Oct 29, 2010 at 6:24AM

Cover ArtThe crossing
by McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Part Two of he Border Trilogy.   posted Oct 13, 2010 at 7:59PM

Cover ArtThe photograph
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
A beautifully written character study with a twist.   posted Sep 1, 2010 at 8:28PM

Cover ArtBrooklyn : a novel
by Toibin, Colm, 1955-
The story of a young Irish woman who emigrates to New York circa 1950. What a writer!   posted Sep 1, 2010 at 8:25PM

Cover ArtNobody's fool
by Russo, Richard, 1949-
Rick Russo writes dialogue better than most, and this is a terrific example.   posted Aug 26, 2010 at 7:12PM

Cover ArtSweetwater : a novel
by Robinson, Roxana.
An excellent writer who deals primarily with interpersonal relationships.   posted Jul 29, 2010 at 9:40AM

Cover ArtCities of the plain
by McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Part Three of the Border Trilogy. Ties the protagonists of the first two books together.   posted Jul 9, 2010 at 2:11PM

Cover ArtThe English patient [sound recording]
by Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
This book is very powerfully written and the reader is excellent.   posted Jun 27, 2010 at 7:39PM

Cover ArtPearl of China : a novel
by Min, Anchee, 1957-
Absolutely this book about Pearl Buck.   posted May 21, 2010 at 11:28AM

Cover ArtLife after death : the evidence
by D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961-
The evidence....gotta read.   posted May 21, 2010 at 11:27AM

Cover ArtFamily album
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
This book relates the memories of six children, their parents, and their au pair during the years the children were growing up. The differences as well as the similarities are remarkable as are the characters, the dialogue, and the humor.   posted Mar 7, 2010 at 4:35PM

Cover ArtMoments of clarity : voices from the front lines of addiction and recovery
by Lawford, Christopher Kennedy, 1955-
The stories here are told by many people, some of whom will be familiar. Their "moments of clarity", and tales of addiction and recovery will touch you in ways you never expected.   posted Feb 20, 2010 at 11:12AM

Cover ArtThe girls from Ames : a story of women and a forty-year friendship
by Zaslow, Jeffrey.
Loved this!!!!   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:59PM

Cover ArtGlimpses of heaven : true stories of hope and peace at the end of life's journey
by Harris, Trudy.
Comfort and hope and peace.   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:58PM

Cover ArtPrairie tale : a memoir
by Gilbert, Melissa, 1964-
If you like Little House on the Praire, this is for you!   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:57PM

Cover ArtAnne Frank : the diary of a young girl
by Frank, Anne, 1929-1945.
What a writer!!! Amazing!   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:56PM

Cover ArtThe dream : a memoir
by Bernstein, Harry, 1910-
Love these books by Harry Bernstein.....very very interesting!   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:55PM

Cover ArtCassandra's sister
by Bennett, Veronica, 1953-
Historical fiction worth reading!   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:54PM

Cover ArtExpecting Adam : a true story of birth, rebirth, and everyday magic
by Beck, Martha Nibley, 1962-
A funny and heartwarming story....recommend.   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:54PM

Cover ArtForever ours : real stories of immortality and living from a forensic pathologis
by Amatuzio, Janis
Comforting.   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:49PM

Cover ArtThe zookeeper's wife
by Ackerman, Diane
Depressing but good....   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:49PM

Cover ArtThe journal of Otto Peltonen, a Finnish immigrant
Children's book....but interesting.....   posted Feb 15, 2010 at 6:48PM

Cover ArtSpiderweb
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
Penelope Lively's books center on character development, and some of those characters are absolutely magic.   posted Feb 1, 2010 at 4:53PM

Cover ArtThe inhabited world
by Long, David, 1948-
Narrated by a ghost stuck in place after committing suicide.   posted Jan 23, 2010 at 2:43PM

Cover ArtOld school : a novel
by Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Tobias Wolff is best known for his short stories. The ending of this novel is out of this world.   posted Jan 23, 2010 at 2:41PM

Cover ArtHome
by Robinson, Marilynne.
The companion piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. My favorite of the works of fiction I read in 2008.   posted Jan 23, 2010 at 2:39PM

Cover ArtCost
by Robinson, Roxana.
A beautifully written story of a mother trying to cope with her son's drug addiction.   posted Jan 18, 2010 at 7:17PM

Cover ArtAll the pretty horses
by McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Part One of the Border Trilogy. Like other works by McCarthy, the writing is so strong as to be irresistible.   posted Jan 18, 2010 at 7:15PM

Cover ArtStarting out in the evening : a novel
by Morton, Brian, 1955-
My favorite of the works of fiction I read in 2007.   posted Jan 18, 2010 at 7:12PM

Cover ArtIn Pharaoh's army : memories of the lost war
by Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Captures the aimless drift of late adolescence perfectly.   posted Jan 18, 2010 at 7:10PM

Cover ArtA river runs through it
by Maclean, Norman, 1902-1990
"Then in the arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul..."   posted Dec 14, 2009 at 4:02PM

Cover ArtThe nightingale's song
by Timberg, Robert
The other great book about the Vietnam war and its effects.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:37PM

Cover ArtGilead
by Robinson, Marilynne.
A simple story beautifully written. Along with its companion piece, Home, one of my all-time favorites.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:36PM

Cover ArtMountains beyond mountains
by Kidder, Tracy.
No one can read this book and still believe that one man can't make a difference.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:34PM

Cover ArtThe coldest winter : America and the Korean War
by Halberstam, David
A complete, compelling, and enlightening history of the "forgotten war".   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:33PM

Cover ArtTo kill a mockingbird [compact disc]
by Lee, Harper
Sissy Spacek's narration will transport you to another time and place.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:32PM

Cover ArtBirds in fall : a novel
by Kessler, Brad
One mark of a great book is that it's just as good or better the second time. This was not only my favorite work of fiction in 2009, it may be the favorite again in 2010.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:31PM

Cover ArtThe best and the brightest
by Halberstam, David
Arguably the best book written about the Vietnam war.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:30PM

Cover ArtZeitoun
by Eggers, Dave.
If someone had told me these events occurred in the U.S., I would not have believed it.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:29PM

Cover ArtJim the boy
by Earley, Tony, 1961-
A wonderful story about a boy growing up under the influence of his mother and his uncles. One of my all-time favorites.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:28PM

Cover ArtThe long gray line
by Atkinson, Rick
One of a handful of the best books about the Vietnam war and its effects.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:28PM

Cover ArtConsequences [sound recording] : a novel
by Lively, Penelope, 1933-
A good book made great by the reader.   posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:27PM

Cover ArtRed azalea
by Min, Anchee, 1957-
Great author...recommend.   posted Apr 16, 2009 at 6:12PM

Cover ArtEmpress Orchid
by Min, Anchee, 1957-
Loved it!   posted Apr 16, 2009 at 6:11PM

Cover ArtUnashamed
by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
A super series...highly recommend.   posted Apr 16, 2009 at 6:06PM

Cover ArtHeaven
by Alcorn, Randy C.
Amazing and Awesome!!!! Please read!!!!   posted Apr 16, 2009 at 5:25PM

Cover ArtHeaven
by Alcorn, Randy C.
Amazing and Awesome!!!!   posted Apr 16, 2009 at 5:22PM

Cover ArtThe glass castle : a memoir
by Walls, Jeannette
A+++   posted Apr 13, 2009 at 3:30PM

Cover ArtStolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teena
by Wall, Elissa
Very interesting read.   posted Apr 13, 2009 at 3:29PM

Cover ArtDivided minds : twin sisters and their journey through schizophrenia
by Wagner, Pamela Spiro
Wow...a touching read, but tough.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:44PM

Cover ArtEsperanza rising
by Ryan, Pam Munoz
A great story for kids and adults.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:44PM

Cover ArtCalled out of darkness : a spiritual confession
by Rice, Anne, 1941-
A pretty good book....if your catholic...may like it more.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:43PM

Cover ArtThe emigrants
by Moberg, Vilhelm, 1898-1973
Fascinating read about what emigrants went through.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:43PM

Cover ArtEthan Frome
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
Good....but crazy ending.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:42PM

Cover ArtThe road of lost innocence
by Mam, Somaly
Interesting but tragic.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:41PM

Cover ArtEmpress Orchid
by Min, Anchee, 1957-
Loved it!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:41PM

Cover ArtMao's last dancer
by Li, Cunxin, 1961-
Completely interesting Asian history.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:33PM

Cover ArtHattie Big Sky
by Larson, Kirby
Nice relaxing read.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtThe latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir
by Yang, Kao Kalia, 1980-
Amazing new writer...great book.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:29PM

Cover ArtSnow Flower and the secret fan : a novel
by See, Lisa
A must, must, must read.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:28PM

Cover ArtAda Blackjack : a true story of survival in the Arctic
by Niven, Jennifer
Loved this book...high adventure.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:28PM

Cover ArtHere's the story : surviving Marcia Brady and finding my true voice
by McCormick, Maureen, 1956-
Marcia...Marcia...Marcia....   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:27PM

Cover ArtDiary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal
by Kinney, Jeff
These Diary of a wimpy kid books rock....I enjoyed them as an adult!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:26PM

Cover ArtEscape
by Jessop, Carolyn, 1968-
A great read.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:26PM

Cover ArtThe lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins
by Jensen, Dean
Interesting history.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:25PM

Cover ArtHolding fast : the untold story of the Mount Hood tragedy
by James, Karen, 1963-
Touching and inspiring!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:25PM

Cover ArtGeisha, a life
by Iwasaki, Mineko, 1949-
Loved it!!!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:24PM

Cover ArtOn Hitler's mountain : overcoming the legacy of a Nazi childhood
by Hunt, Irmgard A. 1934-
A+ Book   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:24PM

Cover ArtK2 : one woman's quest for the summit
by Howkins, Heidi
Choppy...not an easy read. ok.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:24PM

Cover ArtModoc : the true story of the greatest elephant that ever lived
by Helfer, Ralph
Incredible and touching!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:23PM

Cover ArtHeaven without her : a desperate daughter's search for the heart of her mother's
by Foth, Kitty
A must read!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:23PM

Cover ArtMy lobotomy
by Dully, Howard, 1948-
Fascinating!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:22PM

Cover ArtThe good earth
by Buck, Pearl S. 1892-1973
Awesome Book! One of my favorite books ever!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:22PM

Cover ArtThe invisible wall : a love story that broke barriers
by Bernstein, Harry, 1910-
Awesome Book!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:22PM

Cover ArtThe kitchen boy
by Alexander, Robert, 1952-
Great book!   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 4:19PM

Cover ArtWater [DVD]
Beautiful, painful and thought provoking.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 2:51PM

Cover ArtEast of Eden
by Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Without a doubt, one of the best books ever written.   posted Apr 11, 2009 at 2:44PM

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