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The Shack by William P. Young
 
Insightful, Inspiring, Life Changing
A story about one man's journey to find God in his life.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
A young girl is taken in my German family during WWII and falls in love with her family, neighbors and a special Jewish friend. This unique story is narated by "death".

Profound, mesmerizing, different, and heart-piercing! One of my "top 10" favorite books! I was simply captivated by this story within a story, and the creative use of death as the narrator. I've read nothing remotely like it before or since. Insights into the affect of WWII on civilians in Germany abound from a very original angle.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Informative
A small town in the 1660's quarantines itself with the plague killing someone new every day. Anna, a young widow, learns a lifetime of lessons in a single year, and grows into a confident woman fille

Excellent story. Filled with fascinating characters and lots of drama. Great for discussion groups. You will learn a lot about people, the plague, and yourself.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Adventurous, Inspiring
Marvelous martinis, tricky travel, and a bus-load of laughs!

Absolutely hilarious and wonderfully written. Doreen Orion is a gifted writer who will make you LOL! Travel across the USA with her family and enjoy her wittiness, martini recipes, husband-isms, and adventures ... or is that mis-adventures?

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Adventurous
Jan Barnes

With a lot of interesting characters, this book will take you on a fascinating ride through history via the New York Public Library and an array of rare manuscripts. You will also hop on a roller coaster search for a mad murderer. It's an enjoyable escape that keeps you guessing until the end!

 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Boring, Insightful
Freedom

There are a lot of life lessons in this story, and a lot of material for a good discussion, but the book is too long and often slow to make it fantastic. Still, it is a good book for the committed reader.

The Boy in the Suitcase (.) by Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Interesting
The Boy in the Suitcase holds your interest, and hold onto your heart.

This book will invoke many emotions as you travel along with Nina, a nurse who wants to save the world from harm, as she struggles to find the who, what, and why behind finding a naked little boy barely alive inside a suitcase. Through each character, you get a glimpse of the good, the bad, and the ugly found inside humanity. The story is a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs that eventually comes to a stop, but Nina remains behind unable to get off the track.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Brilliant
So many stories within this book! Mesmerizing, intriguing, heart-wrenching, spell-binding and transforming.

Anyone who reads this book and isn't riveted from beginning to end needs their head examined.

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