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Bear
Marian Engel - Oct 01, 2002 (first published in 1976)
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A librarian is called to a remote Canadian island to inventory the estate of a secretive Colonel whose most surprising secret is a bear who keeps the librarian company--shocking company....
Anne Thériault
Jan 04, 2021
@Remember_Sarah Bear is a great, weird, thoughtful book and it’s so weird that its cover makes it look like a sexy romp and I will die on this hill!!      source
Prairie Fires
CAROLINE FRASER - Aug 07, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land an...
Anne Thériault
Dec 09, 2020
@starfishchk I really enjoyed that book!      source
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Catherine, Called Birdy
Karen Cushman - Jun 19, 2012 (first published in 1994)
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A 1995 Newbery Honor Book  Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book....
Anne Thériault
Dec 03, 2020
@SarahEJoyal THE GREATEST BOOK. Throwing the embroidery down the privy again!      source
A Traveller in Time
Alison Uttley - Feb 11, 2020 (first published in 1939)
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Fey narrator Penelope Taberner summers at Thackers Farm in both 1930s and 1580s. Great-aunt "Tissie" Cicely in one is housekeeper Aunt Cicely in the other. With siblings Alison and Ian, Pen recuperates from chill London winter, and gets sweet on Francis, younger brother to lord Anthony Babington, executed 1586, for rescue attempt on Mary, Queen of ...
Anne Thériault
Nov 06, 2020
@WooflerW Oh my god I love this book!! I just re-read it earlier this year. Such a strange, otherworldly experience      source
The Giver
25th Anniversary Edition (Giver Quartet)
Lois Lowry - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 1993)
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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....
Anne Thériault
Sep 15, 2020
Anyway, I was quite young when I read it (9? 11 at the outside?) and it’s a book that has haunted me ever since. As a very anxious child, I totally understood the comfort of a life where everyone fits in and nothing surprising happens. Until shit goes south, of course.      source
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The Sweet Far Thing
Libba Bray - Apr 28, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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* “A huge work of massive ambition.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs ...
Anne Thériault
Aug 21, 2020
@Risa_amor Omg I loved those books!!!      source
Rebel Angels
Libba Bray - Dec 26, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractio...
Anne Thériault
Aug 21, 2020
@Risa_amor Omg I loved those books!!!      source
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Libba Bray - Mar 22, 2005
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In this debut gothic novel mysterious visions, dark family secrets and a long-lost diary thrust Gemma and her classmates back into the horrors that followed her from India. (Ages 12+)It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England....
Anne Thériault
Aug 21, 2020
@Risa_amor Omg I loved those books!!!      source
Joan of Arc
A History (Cut Edge)
Helen Castor - May 19, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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We all know the story of Joan of Arc. A peasant girl who hears voices from God. A warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believes women cannot fight. The Maid of Orleans, and the saviour of France. Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of just nineteen. Five hundred years later, a saint. Her case was heard in court twice over. One...
Anne Thériault
Aug 13, 2020
@ResilientPlus Helen Castor’s book is great and very balanced!      source
Utopia Avenue
A Novel
David Mitchell - Jul 14, 2020
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The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you’ve never heard of. Emerging from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet, and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only ...
Anne Thériault
Aug 06, 2020
@Lisbett333 Oh it’s just a cameo in the novel, it’s a wonderful book :)      source
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me
Depression in the First Person
Anna Mehler Paperny - Mar 31, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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An engrossing memoir-meets-investigative report that takes a fresh, frank look at how we treat depression Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter’s skills to use to get to know her enemy, s...
Anne Thériault
Jul 10, 2020
@WordsandGuitar @amp6 Oh my gosh this was one of my favourite non-fiction books that I read in 2019 and the book look is PERFECTION      source
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton