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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
Availability: Hard to Find
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


 

 

The Book That Matters Most

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:30pm
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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241655
Availability: Usually Ships in 2 Days
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 1st, 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.