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Isak Dinesen's (aka Karen Blixen) wonderful book OUT OF AFRICA, which begins with the words, "I had a farm in Africa . . ." and tells of her life in Kenya.

Gorgeous vintage copy of Out of Africa. 'I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.' One of the best opening lines ever.

BookRiot adds BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi to its list of the best books of 2014, calling the novel "graceful, profound, and transformation."  #RiverheadBest14

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books of 2014

Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty;the opposite of the life she's left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman.

Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow. Another great read!

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Beginning of the prominence of the legal thriller by lawyer Scott Turow.

Room by Emma Donoghue. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world…

11 Book Recommendations from Jodi Picoult

Have you read Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue? This is the Main Library Book Group selection for October Join us and share your thoughts.

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All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister. A deeply researched and thought-provoking examination of the role of single women throughout history.

14 suspenseful psychological thrillers you probably haven't read, but should. If you loved Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train, this book list is for you!

14 Must-Read Psychological Thrillers You May Have Missed

CC 14 suspenseful psychological thrillers you probably haven't read, but should. If you loved Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train, this book list is for you!

Not Your Average Historical Fiction

Not Your Average Historical Fiction

Not Your Average Historical Fiction historical fiction books with a twist historical fiction reading list must-read historical novels

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Books I Loved in 2016

Whistling Past the Graveyard: Susan Crandall: In the summer of nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home.

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