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Audio - 'Grapes Of Wrath' Is But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless Apr 2014 — John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl story is "about haves and have-nots," says one scholar, "and that story is getting increasingly urgent." The book was first published April

In 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien released "The Hobbit". It was so popular that a German publisher wanted to acquire the rights to translate it into German. In order to do that, they had to get proof from Tolkien that he was of Aryan descent. Tolkien wrote a letter to the publisher vocally expressing his thoughts on that matter. Follow the link to read the letter.

Tolkien published The Hobbit through the George Allen and Unwin publishing house. Detailing the epic quest of Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit is full of characters from di.

House of Stairs by William Sleator

House of Stairs, William Sleator I read this book a bajillion times when I was a teenager.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls---Little Ann and Old Dan, two redbone coonhounds, and Billy grow up together in the Ozarks

Where the Red Fern Grows is a novel written by Wilson Rawls in 1961 about a boy who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs Love this book! Sad book and movie I cried watching the movie . Read the book

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Senior Book Club: The Light Between Oceans by M. Stedman Thursday, October 17 at am Howell Branch

The New Living Translation (NLT) is a translation of the Bible into modern English. Originally starting out as an effort to revise The Living Bible, the project evolved into a new English translation from Hebrew and Greek texts. Some stylistic influences of The Living Bible remained in the first edition (1996), but these are less evident in the second edition (2004, 2007). As of November 2013, the NLT is the third most popular English version of the Bible based on unit sales according to the…

New Living Translation™: Discover The NLT - Favorite Verses. I have found that this version of the bible is very easy to understand.

Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer. A case study of how not to run a nonprofit organization.

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Wayebook, PDF Version, 77 pages

Into the Wild follows the story of a young man from a well-to-do family who hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

Alaska: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Pin for Later: 50 Books, 50 States: A Literary Map of America Alaska: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

American History that you never had time to learn in school. This is a great telling of the founding of Massachusetts and also the events of King Philips War.

Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick - probably one of my favorite books I've ever read. Such an interesting perspective.


Here Are The 2014 National Book Awards Winners

La telaraña de Carlota....Books in Spanish and great site for bilingual education

24 Childrens' And YA Books Everyone Should Read Or Re-Read

Fishpond Australia, Charlotte's Web by Garth Williams (Illustrated ) E B White. Buy Books online: Charlotte's Web, ISBN Garth Williams (Illustrated by) E B White

“Come, Friend, you too must die. Why moan about it so?  Even Patroclus died, a far, far better man than you.  And look, you see how handsome and powerful I am?  The son of a great man, the mother who gave me life--  A deathless goddess. But even for me, I tell you,  Death and the strong force of fate are waiting.  There will come a dawn or sunset or high noon, when a man will take my life in battle too--  flinging a spear perhaps, or whipping a deadly arrow off his bow.”

The Iliad

One of the greatest epics in Western literature, "The Iliad" recounts the story of the Trojan wars.

Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done and undone. Dawn and doom was in the branches. What it's about: After two loveless marriages, Jani...

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God , Zora Neale Hurston, New York: Harper & Row. 1937 This year is the anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s .

GOG! 2003 Book of the Year, The Douglass Women by Jewell Parker Rhodes.  Genre: Historical novel. The Douglass' Women reimagines the lives of an American hero, Frederick Douglass, and two women - his wife and his mistress - who loved him and lived in his shadow. Anna Douglass, a free woman of color, was Douglass' wife of forty-four years, who bore him five children. Ottilie Assing, a German-Jewish intellectual, provided him the companionship of the mind that he needed.  (click pic for more…

Douglass' Women - by Jewell Parker Rhodes Add this to the list of books to read