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Tag Archives: 2011
Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward First Published: 2011 10 Copies & Reading Guide For most of her life, Lauren Mahdian has been certain of two things: that her mother is dead, and that her father is a murderer. … Continue reading
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua First Published: 2011 6 Copies & Reading Guide Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother’s exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and … Continue reading
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott First Published: 2011 10 Copies & Reading Guide Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she’s had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid … Continue reading
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson First Published: 2011 6 Copies & Reading Guide An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her … Continue reading
Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea First Published: 2011 10 Copies & Reading Guide Beginning where The Hummingbird’s Daughter left off, Queen of America finds young Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and “Saint of Cabora,” with her father in 1892 … Continue reading
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett First Published: 2011 6 Copies & Reading Guide A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent … Continue reading