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Sofi Oksanen Purge

Purge by Sofi Oksanen, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Riders on the Orphan Train by Alison Moore

A historical novel based on a little known piece of history.Riders on the Orphan Train by Alison Moore

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise.  The letters between two intellectuals and lovers in the Middle Ages.  I couldn't help but find Abelard to be kind of awful, but hey, he'd been castrated, so I guess that's understandable.

These letters, written many centuries ago and once the only connection between two passionate hearts, are still compelling to read today.

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Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle Library book club

The Custom of the Country (Penguin Classics)

The Custom of the Country (Penguin Classics)

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible & wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers ---Charles W.

.Nothing takes the place of a real book, the smell of the pages, the feel, its just not the same on an electronic device.

I really am mad about books, reading, and the smell of old books!

one of many great McEwan novels

On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan Ian McEwan and Sebastian Faulks were the two modern authors that I loved before starting university. Probably a good place to start getting back into reading for joy.

A guided path  "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.  Psalm 32:8

What a good idea! Her proposal was a trail of bibles with each one flipped and highlighted with a bible verse about love, commitment, and marriage leading to her future husband. OMG CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD! This reminds me of an Adam thing

The Moon and the Sun

The Moon and the Sun (Vonda McIntyre novel) cover art.

Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940.

History In Pictures on

A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop after an air raid on October reading a book titled “The History of London.

Uses true account of the death of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo dictatorship...  Love it

November and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a cliff on the north coast .