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One of Us (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781476755878
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Published: Gallery Books, 8/2014

How fun to read this fast-paced murder mystery set in the area where I grew up, a small coal mining town in western PA. This book was fast-paced and intriguing! I could just picture the PA scenery. Tawni O'Dell was recently here for a book-signing. Check out a video of her on our facebook page talking about her response to Oprah's call telling her that her book was going to be an Oprah book club pick!





What a charming, historical adventure! I was fortunate to be able to read this book all in one setting. And though I'm not a rose gardener, I love to work out in my garden and can appreciate the stories discovered as the author seeks to find the identity of a particular rose. Delightful!


The Good Earth (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780743272933
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Published: Washington Square Press, 9/2004

After a recent tour of the Pearl S. Buck International House in Perkasie, I realized I never read this classic, award-winning novel. I especially enjoyed reading about the China of more than 60 years ago and comparing it to the China of today. 


ISBN-13: 9780679643654
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Published: The Dial Press, 5/2014
This book reminded me of The Goldfinch in the way a child's life is so influenced by the adults, or absence of adults that can serve as parent-figures. The main character, a bookshop owner in the Welsh countryside, is a fascinating character I enjoyed getting to know. The other characters are just as fascinating as the author reveals them to the reader. I want to read this book again!

ISBN-13: 9780804140843
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Published: Harmony, 3/2014

This book was a recent pick of the Women's Business Book Club, but it is a book for men and women. It is a life changing book that challenges the reader to understand what is important in life and how to live a life that is true to oneself whether on the job, with the family or out in the community. Huffington weaves stories of family, celebrities and Greek mythology throughout her book, while offering ideas to change your life. My favorite section was Wonder!

ISBN-13: 9780143124986
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Published: Penguin Books, 3/2014

Another Women's Business Book Club book both men and women would find interesting! Grant describes people at work being takers, matchers or givers, or some combination of all three and how these actions influence their relatioships with others. It includes a self-assessment tool and website to explore. A great book for understanding the behaviors of others and creating a network that can be good for you and good for your business.


Outlander (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta, 8/1998

 A very good friend of mine is a huge fan of the Outlander series. After hearing her and other friends and customers talk about the characters, Claire and Jamie, and the beautiful Scottish setting, I finally read this first book in the series! And I loved it and am addicted, just as I thought I would be! A great get-away read.