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Everything I Never Told You

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ISBN: 9781594205712
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Published: Penguin Press - June 26th, 2014

A completely captivating and suspenseful story of tragedy and loss for a lonely Asian-American family in 1977 Ohio. 'Lydia is dead', the adored middle daughter; and the mystery surrounding her death shapes the personal histories of her parents, Marilyn and John, as well as Lydia's brother Nathan and sister Hannah. They each have secrets and sorrows and dreams, some shocking, some familiar, all riveting and unforgettable. Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You will resonate and leave you wanting more from this marvelous local author.

Megan


Elephant Company

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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save  Lives in World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400069330
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Published: Random House - July 15th, 2014

‘Somewhere on the border of Burma and India...carved on a giant teak tree, are the words BANDOOLA BORN 1897, KILLED IN ACTION 1944.’ Billy Williams, the war hero known as Elephant Bill, said elephants  made him a better man. He loved and trained  them, worked beside them as they carried supplies, built bridges, and transported the sick through WW1 in Burma, and especially mourned Bandoola’s death as an old friend. ELEPHANT COMPANY  is an inspirational war epic; part history, part wildlife adventure, and part biography – all of it poignant and fascinating.

Megan



Letters of Note

A collection of letters that reveal  unknown passions, relationships, and ideas that are so poignant  and amazing  you won’t be able to stop turning the pages for more.

Megan


Remember Me Like This

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ISBN: 9781400062126
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Published: Random House - May 13th, 2014

To read Remember Me Like This is to be riveted from beginning to end, thrust in to the very depths of a family's life  in dramatic, emotional upheaval, and to come away from the story relieved and uplifted by proof of the strength of family bonds. It is a stunning and completely engrossing novel.
 
Megan


Testament of Mary

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ISBN: 9781451688382
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Published: Scribner - November 13th, 2012

Mary’s first-person account of watching her son grow into the man known as Jesus.  She retells her story years after the crucifixion, when the disciples, who are trying to write the Gospels, want to hear more than Mary’s actual version of events. Mary tells some of  most well-known stories including one about which she is a little skeptical (and scared) -  turning water to wine — while nostalgically telling them about the simpler days of being a mother, back when her son wasn’t The Son.

A book for mothers, a book for readers who love Toibin’s writing, and a thought provoking tale, perfect for book groups.


Megan


Pieces for the Left Hand

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ISBN: 9781555975234
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 31st, 2009

Little stories with huge impact - try reading them out loud to a friend and you will be laughing or gasping and always wanting more. They are short but not always sweet. They are sly, amusing, and moving. “Fingers” is shocking, “Directions” is quite funny, and “Kiss” is almost sweet. All are very addicting, and a pleasure to read.

Megan


The Illusion of Separateness

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ISBN: 9780062112248
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Published: Harper - June 11th, 2013

A stunning story that will grip you from the opening scene. The writing flows like poetry, and each word is meant to be savored. The characters are connected through time by one man's single thoughtful act during WW2. The atmosphere is beautiful, peaceful, and rough, and leaves the reader reeling in the quiet mystery and drama of how actions do resonate through time. A book to be read twice and to be given to friends.

Megan


The Where, the Why, and the How

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ISBN: 9781452108223
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 26th, 2012

Did you know that squirrels create a mental map of their nut caches and can actively retrieve them using this memory? Turn to page 130 to learn more! Do you know why pigeons bob their heads when they walk, why each snowflake is unique, or why we blush? You will find all the answers within these wonderful pages. Scientific mysteries are explained and illustrated in unique and whimsical essays and drawings. Be sure to read the introduction in which David Macaulay explains how the artwork was paired with each question. This is an immensely readable book, fascinating to look at, and educational as well.


Megan


The Last Walk

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ISBN: 9780226668468
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 27th, 2012

A mixture of compassion and essential information, The Last Walk is for anyone who has ever had to deal with the heart wrenching decisions that come at the end of a beloved pet's life. Jessica Pierce tells the story of the last year of her faithful dog Ody, and bravely confronts the moral, practical, and emotional issues that pet owners face as their animals decline. A customer recommended this book to me as one of the best she had ever read about pets at the end of their lives. When I finished it we both agreed that this book is beautifully written and incredibly sad but, most importantly, it is extremely consoling, and invaluable for anyone who has ever loved a pet.
Megan


Simply Ming In Your Kitchen

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ISBN: 9781906868734
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Published: Kyle Books - October 16th, 2012

You cannot go wrong with these recipes! Mouth-watering photographs and easy-to-follow recipes make this an appealing and rewarding cookbook. Best of all, you can download the shopping list AND watch a video of Ming Tsai showing you how to make the dish. It is simply so much fun to cook along with Ming Tsai!
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