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Overdirve by Carmen K. Glenn (Other Fiction)
I was surprised this book was well written and well thought out. I loved the way this book was sectioned by months. Evey episode of this book happened between September and December. So much took place in the life of Victoria Jackson in such a short period of time. It was amazing how the writer composed all the complexities within each character within each chapter. This book went fast through the life of an African-American Woman Corporate professional who was in line for the CEO position. We, the readers, traveled her life on how she got to that position, what it had costed her personal, professional, and financially, to stay in line in for the job, and once there can Victoria Jackson be truly happy? We, the readers, get a look into the minds of her husband, William, and her secretary and good friend, Max. A good read. Quote: She felt she had worked her way up the ladder of success and out of the Black world she is so comfortable in. Max feels extremely uncomfortable in the "European World", as she calls it. When I asked her why she continues to sacrifice her comfort level to work in Corporate America, she said she does not have to sleep with one eye open anymore. -- Added by LTJOR14 on 03/05/2017

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When All the Girls Have Gone
When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz (Other Fiction)
Very suspenseful -- Added by raderc on 03/05/2017

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Other Fiction)
Harry Potter, but with Petunia marrying a scientist rather than Vernon. Harry is raised with science! -- Added by Morcleon on 03/05/2017

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In Flight by gabriel blessing (Other Fiction)
Emiya Shirou returns to Japan after being kicked out of the Clock Tower. There he encounters MBI and is dragged into the Sekerei Plan. -- Added by Morcleon on 03/05/2017

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The Precious One
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos (Other Fiction)
By one of my favorite authors, The Precious One did not disappoint. The characters are beautiful and authentic and the plot, as well as the writing, draws you in till the end. Even dealing with difficult themes, there is redemption and a variety of love. A great book for young adult or adult readers, as all of her books are! -- Added by terisue on 03/04/2017

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The Island of a Thousand Mirrors
The Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera (Other Fiction)
A beautiful and heartbreaking look into life in Sri Lanka and the civil war that occurred there. Munaweera paints beautiful pictures and draws readers in with excellent writing and characters who are real and full of goodness along with their faults. -- Added by terisue on 03/04/2017

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The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Other Fiction)
difficulty of reaching intimacy for a foster care survivor.. communication through victorian flower language -- Added by 21690100853509 on 03/04/2017

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Other Fiction)
Amazing read detailing the adventures of Leisel Meminger as she navigates Nazi Germany during World War II and learns the goodness and heartbreak in words -- Added by Elneukam on 03/04/2017

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Lost and found by Brooke Davis (Other Fiction)
This is a very sad and funny book, a tragic comedy about seven year old Millie and two elderly people, both widowed, who go on a road trip to find Millie's mom who has abandoned her at a department store after the death of Millie's father. The characters are well defined and the situations are absurd. -- Added by Llev44 on 03/04/2017

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition) by J.K. Rowling (Other Fiction)
While this is not fully written by J.K. Rowling, it definitely has the feel of Harry Potter. This also isn't a novel so readers be prepared. It is written as a play script, but still enjoyable. The basical storyline tells of Harry Potter and Co. years later livings their lives, but all isn't easy for them and their children such is the plight of all people. One such issue they all encounter is the possible rise of an old and new villain. Who could it be? Take a read... -- Added by jsean on 03/04/2017

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What Alice Forgot
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Other Fiction)
Liane always does a great job of weaving several story lines together. Wouldn't it be great if we all forgot the unpleasant parts of our lives and live happily ever after. -- Added by kmellen on 03/03/2017

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The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay (Other Fiction)
Courtenay is best known for The Power of One but this is also a great tale. The main character was heavily drawn from the life of his Jewish mother-in-law who escaped the pograms of Czarist Russia. The book traces her long life filled with trouble and joy with the strength of faith as her anchor. Uplifting - a good read for Lent. -- Added by NanM on 03/03/2017

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The Flying Circus
The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall (Other Fiction)
Interesting novel about the early day of flying shows. -- Added by duhist on 03/02/2017

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The Girl In The Red Coat by Kate Hamer (Other Fiction)
It was definitely a page turner - I wanted to find out what happened to the little girl. As a parent, you always feel as if everything is your fault. Then in the reading you find out this was set in motion years before. I was overjoyed for the happy ending!! -- Added by emagian on 03/02/2017

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Gilead
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Other Fiction)
This is another book we picked for our March read and I had a hard time getting into it as I found it to be a tedious read. It is written in a letter format written by a man to his son about his life as he is coming toward the end of his life. If you like reading a lot of nitty gritty details you may enjoy this book as it does have a lot of interesting information. -- Added by Ms Cyndi on 03/01/2017

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