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The updated cover for THE YELLOW BIRDS. Note cover blurb from Tom Wolfe, "The ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT of America's Arab wars."

The Yellow Birds / Kevin Powers. In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger.

We are Water

We are Water by Wally Lamb. Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende. [Haiti.  Before, during, after the Revolution.]  I love me some Allende!

“We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” ― Isabel Allende, Island Beneath the Sea

The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok.  A hauntingly beautiful book about a girl raised by a schizophrenic mother.  Highly recommended.

A Memoir Of Memory, Mental Illness And Trauma

TREASURED READ: The Memory Palace - Mira Bartók. "Children of the mentally ill learn early on how not to be a bother.

In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies by Alvarez, Julia

The Secret Garden. I LOVED this book..read it in the 6th grade during the time period that I spent every recess in the library..lol.

Book: The Secret Garden (my first e-book!)

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, 2014 National Book Award Longlist, Fiction

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

A great story about Sabine, a magician's assistant, and her journey to unravel the secrets of the magician she lost.

The Magician's Assistant - Ann Patchett // Another pinner: "An amazing read!

Sharyn McCrumb, About The Ballad Novels

Great book (based on true story), great movie, great soundtrack.  Need anything else?

BIOGRAPHY In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless.

Amazon.com: The Hilltop: A Novel (9781476760438): Assaf Gavron: Books

Encore -- The hilltop : a novel / Assaf Gavron ; translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen.

After hearing Jacqueline Woodson read from this book last spring, I really want to read this book.  Her words are so beautiful.

National Book Award WinnerJacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always.

I read this book after reading a review about it on shelovestoread’s blog. And oh my god am I pleased I did. This book follows the story of Amelia and her mother Kate in the lead up to and aftermath of Amelia’s apparent suicide. Kate is a hardworking single mother who does not get to spend the time she would like with her daughter. Amelia attends a private school where she has never seemed to quite fit in, until one day she is asked to join a secret society. A decision which will change her…

I read this book after reading a review about it on shelovestoread’s blog. And oh my god am I pleased I did. This book follows the story of Amelia and her mother Kate in the lead up to and aftermath of Amelia’s apparent suicide. Kate is a hardworking single mother who does not get to spend the time she would like with her daughter. Amelia attends a private school where she has never seemed to quite fit in, until one day she is asked to join a secret society. A decision which will change her…

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. One of my all-time favorites.

The Light Between Oceans: A Novel: M. Stedman: After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock

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Books Set In India - Tale Away - Books for Readers Who Travel

India Reading Challenge, Books Set In India - For more books visit www.taleway.com to find books set around the world. Ideas for those who like to travel, both in life and in fiction. reading challenge, india reading challenge, book challenge, books you must read, books from around the world, world books, books and travel, travel reading list, reading list, books around the world, books to read, india books, india books novels, india travel

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

Summary: Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.