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    Heaven is for real! Wonderful!! And marina. A trilogy of Russian history by Susan Warren. Christian. Not true but supposedly what could of happened! Excellent also!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Several :)

    "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese - young boys (twins) growing up in an Ethiopian Missionary hospital and learning to be doctors from their adoptive parents. I like stories in foreign places that give me 'flavors' of their culture and history. Was a great read. First person narrative (one of the twins).

    "The Help" by Katherine Stockett. One of the best books I've read in years. Again 1st person narrative but told by 3 different people. Takes place in Mississippi in the 60's - 2 of the narrators are AA maids to rich white women, the other is a rich white woman who doesn't quite agree that AA maids are "different". You "feel" the 60's. Excellent read (or listen as is how I "read" it). They're making a movie out of this one, I think it releases in August.

    "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Another 1st person narrative (getting the hint yet?), but this time by a 5 year old boy. He describes everything as nouns ... his room is named "room", "chair", "wardrobe", etc. He and his mother are confined to this room but I won't tell you how or why as that would give it away. I enjoyed the book as a whole, very original and fresh perspective. Not crazy about the ending though but it didn't "ruin" the book for me.
    I second all of these. Also want to add
    Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand
    Scattered Lives (forget the author)
    Double Vision by Lisa Scotoline

    I read two or three books a week so I don't keep all of them in mind, but these have stood out in the recent readings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Several :)

    "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese - young boys (twins) growing up in an Ethiopian Missionary hospital and learning to be doctors from their adoptive parents. I like stories in foreign places that give me 'flavors' of their culture and history. Was a great read. First person narrative (one of the twins).

    "The Help" by Katherine Stockett. One of the best books I've read in years. Again 1st person narrative but told by 3 different people. Takes place in Mississippi in the 60's - 2 of the narrators are AA maids to rich white women, the other is a rich white woman who doesn't quite agree that AA maids are "different". You "feel" the 60's. Excellent read (or listen as is how I "read" it). They're making a movie out of this one, I think it releases in August.

    "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Another 1st person narrative (getting the hint yet?), but this time by a 5 year old boy. He describes everything as nouns ... his room is named "room", "chair", "wardrobe", etc. He and his mother are confined to this room but I won't tell you how or why as that would give it away. I enjoyed the book as a whole, very original and fresh perspective. Not crazy about the ending though but it didn't "ruin" the book for me.
    I second all of these. Also want to add
    Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand
    Scattered Lives (forget the author)
    Double Vision by Lisa Scotoline

    I read two or three books a week so I don't keep all of them in mind, but these have stood out in the recent readings.

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    Just finished the new J.D. Robb. Guess my reading tastes are different, I go for mysteries and thrillers and stuff like that.

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    Rooms and The Book of Days by James Rubart
    Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See
    Heaven Is For Real (Author ?)

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    I am currently reading......

    Cowboys and Indians: The Shooting of J.J. Harper.

    It is written by Gordon Sinclair Jr.

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    I read and liked:

    Sisters of the Quilt ( a trilogy) Amish story Cindy Woodsmall
    The things we do for love (Kristin Hannah)
    Angel Falls (Kristin Hanna)
    Firefly Lane (Kristin Hanna)

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    GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson; a Pulitzer winner. Robinson continued with the same characters in HOME and now I'm waiting to find out what happens next. I've read and enjoyed all the books Kent Haruf has written. Right now I'm enjoying THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD by Don Robertson.

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    The Lincolns - Portrait of a Marriage - by Daniel Mark Epstein. It gives alot of personal information that had never been published before. Since I am originally from Spfld Ill, I was really interested in all the details!

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    I read Water for Elephants. It was very good, some sad parts. I saw the movie after I read the book and the movie was not as good. They changed things and left parts out.

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