Jane D

The Yellow Birds

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The Yellow Birds: A Novel By Kevin Powers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316219341
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 2013

The Yellow Birds, is stunning, brilliant, powerful and heartbreaking.  After reading this story, I’m left asking what is the purpose of sending young men and women into battle?  All I come away with is it is cruel and senseless.

Jane D

Flight Behavior

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Flight Behavior: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062124265
Published: Harper - November 6th, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver tackles global warming with a heartfelt tale of one Appalachian family. Even though we know Kingsolver has a point to make she wraps it around a very compelling well told tale.  She brings together a rural fundamentalist family, all with different ideas about what is right, and a team of scientists who descend on the area to study the bizarre behavior of Monarch butterflies. What I appreciate in Kingsolver’s writing is her ability to get into the hearts and minds of her characters which transcend to all of us her readers.

Jane D


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ISBN: 9780316126540
Published: Poppy - October 9th, 2012

Bunheads’ striking cover pulled me into this book. Sophie Flack wrote this mesmerizing story from a first person view of the professional world of American Ballet having danced at the New York City Ballet for nine years. No one from the outside of this world has any idea the total commitment that is required to become a ballerina.  For any young person or adult it is an awe inspiring story of dedication.  As Hannah grows up in the school she begins to wonder if this is all she wants for her life.

Jane D

The Cat’s Table

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ISBN: 9780307700117
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 4th, 2011

Imagine letting your eleven year old son board a ship in Colombo bound for England.  This is the stage Ondaatje set’s for three young adolescent boys traveling alone in the 1950’s. I still feel the sheer sense of joy the boys experience finding each other at the Cat’s Table and begin their adolescent romp exploring the ship.  In exquisite prose Ondaatje weaves this well told story of their adventures on board ship and after.
Jane D.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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ISBN: 9781451648539
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 24th, 2011

In a word fascinating!  Not just the life of one of the most unusual leaders of the century, but being able to follow the development of the computer and products I never dreamed of growing up. Isaacson is of a pro.

Jane D.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids (The Best Ever) By Barbara Robinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064470445
Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1988

A family of wild ruffians teach the other church kids a thing or two about the true meaning of Christmas. This is a delightful, funny and altogether charming story perfect for the holidays. A fun read to share with young and old each year at this time.

Jane D.


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