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The Stars Are Fire

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Submitted by Debbie Taylor on Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:01pm
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$25.95
ISBN: 9780385350907
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Published: Knopf - April 18th, 2017

Character, plot, and setting all earn rave reviews from me in this book, which begins just before the 1947 fire that demolished many towns in Maine, including the one in which the main character, Grace Holland lives.  The description is brilliant of the unease,  concern, and terror experienced by town’s people as the fire grew .  The  plot contains real life issues and the characters are complex .  I read this one late into the night, because I loved it.

-Debbie Taylor,  Bar Harbor


 

 

And Then There Were None

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:33pm
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$21.99
ISBN: 9780062484390
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Published: William Morrow - October 18th, 2016

I grew up on a steady diet of mystery novels, from the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes and everything in between. This is not only my favorite of Agatha Christie’s many works, but my absolute favorite mystery and even one of my favorite books period. A true masterpiece!


Inkheart

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:31pm
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$10.99
ISBN: 9780439709101
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 2005

It’s every kid’s dream for their favorite book characters to come to life, but Inkheart explores how that might not be the best idea. A magical read for all ages, this was my favorite book growing up and still is now! Plus, it’s the first in a trilogy what more could you want?


The Book That Matters Most

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:30pm
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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241655
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2016

The book club has each member choose the book that matters most. It is about childhood tragedy and personal loss, about resignation and hope. The last few chapters of the book are a total surprise, and catapult this novel into one of my favorites – compelling, complex, and delicious.


Watership Down

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:26pm
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$18.99
ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner - November 2005

I loved Watership Down when I read it back in the early 70s. We all had great discussions about what it meant, and why. When I read that Richard Adams had died, I realized I had to read it again. The phrase “timeless classic” is perfect for this title. Read it again, or discover it now.


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