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ISBN: 9780062335975
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Published: Harper - September 23rd, 2014

I loved, loved, loved this book!  I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud and smiled and felt hugely happy while reading this story!  Caitlyn Moran deserves a British "brillant" for her keen wit and ability to get to the heart of her characters. A coming of age must!

By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator)
ISBN: 9780307389831
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Published: Vintage Books USA - August 11th, 2009

In true Murakami style, this wonderful author shares his love of running while entertaining us the whole way.  He is passionate and inspiring and humble which makes me love him even more.  I really enjoyed his descriptions of his year in Boston, running by the Charles and training for his marathons.  Will make you want to lace up your sneaks, hit the road and work out all your troubles.

ISBN: 9781439187036
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 30th, 2014

First let me say that "The Art of Racing in the Rain," also by this author, was one of my favorite books!  Garth Stein has a unique way of making you cozy and comfortable with his characters.  This novel has a little more of a fantasy/Neil Gaimanesque quality and a young adult feel to it.  If you love ghosts and family secrets you can't help but enjoy this novel!

ISBN: 9781250054050
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 2nd, 2014

What I know for sure is that Oprah Winfrey really does try and practice what she preaches.  To me that is inspiring and makes me feel not only grateful for all the good in my life but makes me want to be a better person!  This is the perfect Holiday gift for your sister, best friend, mother, or anyone in your life that could use some inspiration and it will remind them to pay attention to the simple joys in life!

By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator)
ISBN: 9780374500016
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Published: Hill & Wang - January 16th, 2006

After reading this memoir you will want to pause and take a deep breath, wipe away your tears and be so very thankful that this is not your experience.  At the same time you will want to hold it to your chest and always remember it - to never forget.  Elie Wiesel brings to light the incomprehensible in a beautifully written, heart wrenching story.  A requirement for all!

ISBN: 9780547574110
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Published: Mariner Books - May 11th, 2011

This was an unusual pick for our Book Club but one that many of us came to really enjoy!  It read like a tale that the author was telling to a group of listeners sitting around with rapt attention - waiting to see what was in store for the elephant on his journey with his devoted caretaker.  If you feel the need to read outside the box and to be transported to a far away time then don't miss this little story!

ISBN: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner Book Company - December 9th, 2014

The immigrant experience is one I always find interesting - especially when it takes place in Boston's North End.  I love this area now ( I make a point to go every time I visit my son at college) and am fascinated with what it must have been like at the turn of the century.  This is the story of a family that struggles and survives while finding love and friendship.  A wonderful novel by the author of the Red Tent!