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James Lawless’s “Peeling Oranges,” has to be one of the most memorable books I’ve read this year. Well rounded characters, a flawed hero, a thrilling plot and a tender love story rests at its center.The main character, Derek is on a quest to discover the identity of his birth father and the journey turns into a rite of passage into adulthood.
Maggie McCauley, otherwise known as “Miss” by her students, is a first year teacher of 7th grade English at a failing inner-city middle school. This novel documents the often heartbreaking reality that many students experience and what goes on in many public schools today. Thought-provoking and a perfect novel for book clubs!
Being a trail-blazer certainly isn’t easy. But in the early 20th century, Evangeline Adams finds herself in an uphill battle against misogyny, and class-ism as she tries to legitimize her work as an astrologer. As a headstrong and independent woman, she finds herself facing tremendous odds when she moves from provincial Boston to New York City . .
This deeply moving account of the tragic plight of Russian Romany gypsies is an appropriate choice for this site because it deals with a horrific crime of state against a persecuted minority, the Romany. This event was all the more poignant because in the past Russia was the one European country that most welcomed its Gypsy communities.
An incredibly enjoyable read that moved at an appropriately fast-pace. By and large, it avoided cliche while still pulling from the rich mythology of Heaven and Hell, and the tenets of the urban fantasy genre. While some plot points were somewhat hard for me to suss out, overall the story played out gracefully and unpredictably.
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Constructing the first space launch-loop stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the . . . Equatorial Pacific. Slingshot’s characters loom larger than life as they work, play, and love from Seattle’s world financial district, to the ocean bottom off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above.
The world of child prodigies and adult geniuses is, for the most part a mystery. How is a child prod . . .igy different from the average child. Do they relate differently to toys and to story books and people around them. What about the adult genius in the company of average people? This book sheds light into the minds of these extraordinary people.
Biography & Memoirs
After losing his wife of almost fifty-three years to lung cancer retired veterinary professor David . . .Gross adopts Charlize, a German shepherd rescue dog with problems of her own. The two troubled souls embark on a yearlong journey to discover how to accept tragedy and craft a new life with each other’s help.
In this unusual and heartbreaking love story to family, tragedy, and reconciliation, Joss Ryckman, a . . . thirty something Brooklyn baker returns to her upstate roots along a river called Stony Kill. There, in her childhood tree house, launching paper airplanes out onto the frozen river below,Joss unravels old mysteries that will change her life.
Action & Adventure
Miles away a pickup stood on one of the few high spots in the flat desert. Standing on the tailboard . . ., a tall lean figure peered through a pair of binoculars and watched the thin plume of smoke in the distance. "That" he thought, "is a problem." There should not be anything burning in that part of the ranch. That much smoke meant a big fire. That
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