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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett is a phenomenal novel. Tom Hanks narrates the audiobook and makes it all the more extraordinary. This story is told in the voice of a grown man named Danny who spent the early years … Continue reading

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Comin’ Round the Mountain

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a historical fiction novel which takes place in Kentucky hill country during the 1930’s when the WPA organization sought to promote literacy among the poor with Pack Horse Library Project. I found … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom

I most fortunately obtained a discarded memoir written by Pearl S. Buck at a library book sale. Entitled My Several Worlds: A Personal Record, recounts Buck’s amazing life which includes her years in China as well as her years in … Continue reading

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The Poor Among Us

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is a well-known Top 150 20th Century novel which is semi-autobiographical. Over the course of the early 1900’s, the main character Francie and her family reside in several tenements in Brooklyn. Her … Continue reading

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