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Little Women

Little Women© 1868 Louisa May Alcott528 pages “But you see, Jo wasn’t a heroine, she was only a struggling human girl like hundreds of others, and she just acted out her nature, being sad, cross, listless, or energetic, as the mood … Continue reading

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Jayber Crow

Jayber Crow: the Life Story of Jayber Crow, Barber of the Port William Membership, As Written by Himself© 2000363 pages “Telling a story is like reaching into a granary full of wheat and drawing out a handful. There is always … Continue reading

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

The Big Rock Candy Mountain© 1943 Wallace Stegner563 pages “The frontier is closed”, declared the US census board in 1890. The boundless west has been fenced in and taken, but Bo Mason isn’t satisfied to believe it. There must be opportunities … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird© 1960 Harper Lee376 pages Mark Twain once opined that a classic is a book which everyone praises and no one reads. That cannot be the case with To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic coming-of-age story set in … Continue reading

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The Ethical Assassin

The Ethical Assassin© 2006 David Liss336 pages Lem’s just a kid selling encyclopedias so he can go to college, that’s all. He never meant to get involved in a criminal conspiracy, but circumstances spiraled out of his control. He went … Continue reading

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The Sea-Wolf

The Sea-Wolf© 1906 Jack LondonReprinted in Tales of the North, © 1979.pp. 183-330 Humphrey van Weyden never imagined that a simple ferry ride across the San Francisco Bay would take him so far. Following a collision at sea, he is rescued … Continue reading

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