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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd. It's a while since I read this but if memory serves correctly I cried buckets!

The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd. It's a while since I read this but if memory serves correctly I cried buckets!

By Morton, Kate. The Forgotten Garden is a long book but engaging book. In 1913, a 4-year old British girl ends up alone on a wharf in a small town in Australia. The dockmaster can’t figure out how she got there and takes her home to raise as his daughter. Decades later the girl, and ultimately her granddaughter begin to explore who she really is and how she came to be on that ship to Australia. The story is told from 3 different perspectives over 9 decades. Rec. by Kristina H.

By Morton, Kate. The Forgotten Garden is a long book but engaging book. In 1913, a 4-year old British girl ends up alone on a wharf in a small town in Australia. The dockmaster can’t figure out how she got there and takes her home to raise as his daughter. Decades later the girl, and ultimately her granddaughter begin to explore who she really is and how she came to be on that ship to Australia. The story is told from 3 different perspectives over 9 decades. Rec. by Kristina H.

World Made by Hand by James Howard Kuntsler.  Our book club group loved it so much they recommended it to our second evening book group.  "Kunstler makes an imaginative leap into the future, a few decades hence, and shows what life may be like after these coming catastrophes--the end of oil, climate change, global pandemics, and resource wars--converge."

World Made by Hand by James Howard Kuntsler. Our book club group loved it so much they recommended it to our second evening book group. "Kunstler makes an imaginative leap into the future, a few decades hence, and shows what life may be like after these coming catastrophes--the end of oil, climate change, global pandemics, and resource wars--converge."

If you love Historical English stories/programmes (e.g. "Upstairs/Downstairs") you will LOVE this book.  From: http://booksintheburgh.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/the-house-at-riverton-not-half-bad/

If you love Historical English stories/programmes (e.g. "Upstairs/Downstairs") you will LOVE this book. From: http://booksintheburgh.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/the-house-at-riverton-not-half-bad/

Book discussion at the North Tampa Branch Library on November 20th, 2013 at 11:30 AM. Check out sample book discussion questions here: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/8970-secret-keeper-morton?start=3

Book discussion at the North Tampa Branch Library on November 20th, 2013 at 11:30 AM. Check out sample book discussion questions here: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/8970-secret-keeper-morton?start=3

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