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The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

First published in Edith Whartons The Custom of the Country is a scathing novel of ambition featuring one of the most ruthless heroines in literature. Undine Spragg is as unscrupulous as she is

A Dutch family's story of survival, bravely enduring SS brutality, Gestapo searches, and engaging in resistance activities. #WWII

A Dutch family's story of survival, bravely enduring SS brutality, Gestapo searches, and engaging in resistance activities.

Island of the Blue Dolphins Learning Activities - World For Learning

Island of the Blue Dolphins Learning Activities

Island of the Blue Dolphin gave our book club many topics to explore. Here are some of our favorite Island of the Blue Dolphins learning activities.

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles. University Library / 	PS 3503 O83 S4 "I lived in Egypt for several years in my twenties, and when I read this novel shortly afterwards it struck a chord. It’s about the lure of the exotic, and the unappealing realities which ideas of the exotic can conceal. It’s a highly self-conscious, very modern adventure story in that it explores what we might mean by adventure, and asks why the notion of adventure is so appealing." Ian McGuire

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The Fire By Night by Teresa Messineo is a gorgeous WWII historical fiction book to read this year.

11 Exciting World War II Novels Coming in 2017

Coming January 2017 - A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and surviva

Great books to read if you loved The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See

9 New World War II Books to Read This Fall

Are you a fan of historical fiction? Do you rate books by how much you cried reading them? If so, you need to check out these 9 new World War II books.

How to Heal a Broken Heart With Books (or, OK, Maybe Indulge It a Little Bit)

How to Heal a Broken Heart With Books (or, OK, Maybe Indulge It a Little Bit)

I know I've been too sensitive my whole life — I know this because people who love me will often remind me in the spirit of being kind, helpful even. The point is I have some experience in getting my heart damaged.

#85 1 of 4 of Conrad's novels on the list. Poor auld Jim spends a lifetime trying to atone for a moment of cowardice and disgrace. In the end he gets his chance.

Poor auld Jim spends a lifetime trying to atone for a moment of cowardice and disgrace. In the end he gets his chance.

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