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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls - After her mysterious role in a family scandal, 15-year-old Thea A

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, Anton DiSclafani. Exiled to an equestrian boarding school at the height of the Great Depression, teen Thea Atwell grapples with painful memories while acclimating to the school's strict environment.

Good Reads: Spring Reading List The Language of Flowers- Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Good Reads: Spring Reading List

The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude.

First good book I've read in a long time.  About an orphaned, indentured white child who grows up with the slaves on a southern plantation.  5 stars!

**The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom: 'When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.

12 Beach Reads to Bring on Your Next Vacation

12 Beach Reads to Bring on Your Next Vacation

THE VACATIONERS by Emma Straub. This is exactly what we look for in a beach read: exotic, sunny fun, but smartly written, and filled with enough wit and honesty to keep you engaged long after the sun’s gone down.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - "This book is brilliant and powerful and not to be underestimated. It crushed me." - Valerie Michael

The Best Books of 2015 So Far

A little life : a novel (Book, [University of Nebraska Omaha]

Design firm: Rodrigo Corral Design; Art director: Paolo Pepe.

Gary Shteyngart’s new novel is a supersad, superfunny, superaffecting satirical romance set in the near future, as the United States crumbles.

THE PAYING GUEST by Sarah Waters -- From the bestselling author of The Little Stranger and Fingersmith, an enthralling novel about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London.

It is and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa — a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants.

Some more books to my library

Great Books for a Book Club (or just to read yourself) ~ I've read Room, Never Let Me Go, Glass Castle, Loving Frank and Sarah's Key. Currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Great House | Nicole Krauss

Narratives Of Grief Fill Krauss' 'Great House'

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Outstanding book.

In the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale.

9 Books That Are So Much More Than the Next ‘Gone Girl’

9 Books That Are So Much More Than the Next 'Gone Girl'

Book AND TV Show Review for Outlander by Diana Gabaldon!   Also, eye candy.  So much eye candy.

Book & TV Show Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosati family become prisoners in their home when 18-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later.

The Light in the Ruins (Vintage Contemporaries) by [Bohjalian, Chris]

Book review of This Dark Road to Mercy, Wiley Cash's Southern Gothic novel about two young girls making their way in the world following their mother's death.

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash: Book Review

"This Dark Road to Mercy" by Wiley Cash, about a wayward father who kidnaps his two daughters from foster care, instigating in investigation and chase from police and people he's slighted in the past alike, from Annie, available January

I thought it would just be another chick lit, but no, it wasn't.  I think he could make a sequel.

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot - on my "want to read" list, because I adored his book Middlesex ever so much.