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William Etty, ‘The Parting of Hero and Leander’, exhibited 1827

The Parting of Hero and Leander by William Etty ~~ Each night the priestess Hero would light a lantern to guide Leander in his 4 mile swim across the strait that divided them.

The very best novel I've read about the Vietnam war. This book really carries an impact on the reader.

The Things They Carried

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

My favorite summer read - a great one for Lake Cumberland. I highly suggest the audio version as well.

Read it and LOVED it. Amazing book, as is A Thousand Splendid Suns by same author.

Amazing story. A somewhat familiar plot but never have I read a book with such a sense of place.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy’s epic journey into the wild.

Even though this is a book, with "voice" in the title, the type and image help with the message. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice Of A Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism Book by Naoki Higashida | Hardcover | chapters.indigo.ca

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism: Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida, David Mitchell (translated from original Japanese)

Just finished State of Wonder by Ann Patchett - In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, and a neighboring tribe of cannibals, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss. It is a tale that leads the reader into the very heart of darkness, and then shows us what lies on the other side.   LOVED THIS BOOK!!

State of Wonder - Ann Patchett Excellent. I liked it slightly less than Bel Canto but slightly more than The Magician's Assistant. I was a little unsatisfied by the ending.

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