Book Lust

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570613814
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Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.

More Book Lust

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616558
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The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.

Book Lust Journal

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570614538
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Many readers wish to record their thoughts after finishing a book and Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Journal is the perfect place to do this and expand the reading experience. The template offers plenty of room for internal discussion to recall favourite passages of books, or to think about how current reads may reflect current life. The template also functions as an easy-access reference tool to return to previously written entries. A detailed introduction explains how to make the most of the journal, while The Pearl 100 offers informed suggestions on great reads. Additional templates enable readers to record books on their 'To Read' list, note book passages to remember and keep tabs on books lent to friends and family.

Book Crush

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616566
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From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult—Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life’s dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You’ve Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, what’s going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.

George And Lizzie

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501162918
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From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotional, “Anne-Tyler-esque” (Library Journal) debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie are a couple, meeting as college students and marrying soon after graduation, but no one would ever describe them of being soulmates. George grew up in a warm and loving family—his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom—while Lizzie was the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. After a decade of marriage, nothing has changed—George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. But when George discovers that Lizzie has been searching for the whereabouts of an old boyfriend, Lizzie is forced to decide what love means to her, what George means to her, and whether her life with George is the one she wants. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is “a richly absorbing portrait of a perfectly imperfect marriage,” (Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions), and “a story of forgiveness, especially for one’s self” (The Washington Post).

The Last Night At The Ritz

Author: Elizabeth Savage
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781612183190
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A woman celebrates her birthday over lunch with three friends--a long-married couple and a former lover--at the Ritz-Carlton, but as the drinks flow and day turns to night, secrets emerge that change their relationships forever.

The Lion In The Lei Shop

Author: Kaye Starbird
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781611098044
Size: 72.89 MB
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Marty Langsmith is only five years old when a strange thunder rolls across the Hawaiian sky and life as she knows it explodes into flames. With her mother, April, and hundreds of other women and children, Marty is evacuated from the ruins of Pearl Harbor and sent into a brave new world overshadowed by uncertainty and grief. Feeling abandoned by her deployed Army officer father in the wake of the attack, Marty is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature that's said to devour happy children. But as the years pass, mother and daughter slowly begin to embrace their new life and make peace with the pain of the past.

One Sweet Quarrel

Author: Deirdre McNamer
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781477807644
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"Brother and sister Jerry and Daisy Lou Malone leave behind their provincial Midwestern upbringing to test their mettle in the big, beckoning world of 1920s America. For Jerry, the future lies west, with like-minded pioneer souls keen to play the 'land game' as homesteaders on the Great Plains. Daisy, in turn, heads for the lights and luxe life of New York City, hoping to sing her way to stardom. But fate and failing fortunes reunite them in tiny Shelby, Montana - and draw them into the 1923 Dempsey-Gibbons World Heavyweight Championship, the faltering town's grand scheme to save itself from economic ruin. And for a moment as fleeting and spectacular as Halley's Comet, these American dreamers will savor the sweet taste of an extraordinary life"--Amazon.com, viewed August 2, 2013.

One Minus One

Author: Ruth Doan MacDougall
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781612183220
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Capturing in rich detail the freewheeling sixties, One Minus One explores a young woman s journey toward self-realization following a painful divorce. In 1969, thirty-year-old Emily Bean moves to a town in New Hampshire s coastal region to take a job as a high-school teacher. Struggling with the challenges of single life and still in love with her ex-husband, David, Emily attracts the attention of local radio personality Warren, and also Cliff, the head of the high-school English department, who might perhaps take David s place in her life. Just as the town must inevitably change with the times, Emily must try to make a new future even as she longs to recapture the past. Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading."

A Gay And Melancholy Sound

Author: Merle Miller
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781612182971
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On the verge of committing suicide, Joshua reveals his life story on a tape recorder, including how he was exploited as a child prodigy, his successes during and after World War II, and his tendency toward self-destructive behaviors.