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December14, 2016 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Author NY Times Review Utube Interview Who was Rachel Pessarro?  

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November 9, 2016 A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin

Author   New York Times Review Lucia Berlin’s Roving, Rowdy Life Is Reflected in a Book of Her Stories By JOHN WILLIAMSAUG. 16, 2015 Photo Lucia Berlin in 1963. Credit Buddy Berlin/Literary Estate of Lucia Berlin LP “In order to write about life, first you must live it.” That’s often attributed to Hemingway, and he […]

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October 12, 2016 Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

Author Ben Montgomery is an enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the narrative journalism website Gangrey.com. Montgomery grew up in Oklahoma and studied journalism at Arkansas Tech University, where he played defensive back for the football team, the Wonder Boys. He worked for the Courier in Russellville, Ark., the Standard-Times in […]

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September 14, 2016 Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

  About Amy Stewart Amy Stewart is the author of eight books. Her latest is Lady Cop Makes Trouble, which is the second installment in a series based on the remarkable true story of three sisters in the 1910s. She has also written six nonfiction books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including four […]

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August 10, 2016 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/14-non-fiction/10334-wright-brothers-mccullough?start=3 David McCullough Author David Gaub McCullough (born July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal… wikipedia.org Born: July 7, 1933 (age 83), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Nationality: American Spouse: Rosalee Ingram […]

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July 13, 2016 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler | American writer | Britannica.com Anne Tyler, (born October 25, 1941, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.) American novelist and short-story writer whose comedies of manners are marked by compassionate wit and precise details of domestic life. Tyler, the daughter of Quakers, spent her early years in North Carolina and in various Quaker communities in the […]

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June 8, 2016 Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Born Karen Abbott January 23, 1973 (age 43) Philadelphia, PA Book Trailer UTube Interview  

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May 11, 2016 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Author Kristin Hannah Web Site – Kristin Hannah.com Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane. Her novel Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached direct. Kristin was […]

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April 13, 2016 West with the Night by Beryl Markham

Beryl Markham Beryl Markham (26 October 1902 – 3 August 1986) was a British-born Kenyan aviator (one of the first bush pilots), adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. Beryl Markham Biography Straight On Till Morning Mary Lovell NY Times Review  

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March 9, 2016 Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Author Harper Lee  Nelle Harper Lee was born and raised in Monroeville, Alabama, the youngest of four children of Frances Cunningham (Finch) and Amasa Coleman Lee.[6] Her first name, Nelle, was her grandmother’s name spelled backwards, and the name she uses.[7] Harper Lee is her pen name.[7] Her mother was a homemaker; her father, a […]

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