Monthly Archives: January 2011

“The help” by Kathryn Stockett

A first novel which is deservedly on more than one bestseller list included the New York Times! Set in 1962-64 Jackson, Mississippi, the novel tells the story of three unforgettable women — two African American maids, Aibeleen and Minnie, and … Continue reading

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50 most influential books of the last 50 (or so) years

I know that the majority of the titles listed are not fiction, but for all those of you out there that are bibliophiles as well as fictionophiles this list should prove interesting. And there ARE some fiction titles listed… http://www.superscholar.org/features/50-most-influential-books-last-50-years/

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“The last child” by John Hart

The first novel I’ve read by John Hart. A mesmerizing thriller with memorable characters and an intelligent, thought-provoking plot,”The last child” is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile and bodes well for my 2011 reading. The protagonist … Continue reading

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