Book Lust to Go

Book Lust to Go Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570617010
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

More Book Lust

More Book Lust Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570616556
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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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 Crush

Book Crush Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570616563
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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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

George and Lizzie Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781501162916
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family—his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom—while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed—George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie’s past resurfaces, she’ll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.

The Last Night at the Ritz

The Last Night at the Ritz Author Elizabeth Savage
ISBN-10 1612183190
Year 2012
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Amazonencore
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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.

Riding with Reindeer

Riding with Reindeer Author Robert Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780976328827
Year 2010-06-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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In the summer of 2007, Robert Goldstein departs Helsinki on a self-supported bicycle epic across Finland with the goal of pedaling to the Barents Sea. Aboard a folding bicycle towing a wagon, he weathers furious storms, survives a near-disastrous accident and obsesses whether he will be eaten by a bear as he makes his way through the remote forests of Eastern Finland. In sparsely populated Lapland, his solitude is relieved by reindeer who become his constant companions as he slowly makes his way through the Arctic. More than a travelogue, Riding with Reindeer intersperses an often humorous narrative about the author’s adventures (he manages to get trapped in the women’s shower in one remote village) with rich cultural and historical anecdotes as he passes through endless forests littered with rotted fortifications, rusted tanks and mass graves—the detritus of Finland’s desperate defense against a massive Soviet invasion in the winter of 1939. Riding with Reindeer gives insight into the mind of the solitary traveler and into the soul of a country whose honest and resourceful yet often taciturn citizens are always willing to lend a helping hand to the stranger on the bicycle gamely grinding his way through their “Suomi” – literally “the end of the land.” Goldstein, who began his career as a journalist, is currently the chief financial officer for the Kitsap Regional Library system. He lives in Seattle. His first book, The Gentleman from Finland – Adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express, received the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award for travel writing. Riding with Reindeer was a finalist in the the travel category for 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. “The one true armchair travel book I found was Robert M. Goldstein’s Riding with Reindeer, which describes his solo bike trip from Helsinki to the Barents Sea. The maps are wonderful, and the photos—so often lacking in books of this sort—add to the book’s appealing conversational tone.” Nancy Peal in Book Lust to Go – Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers. “Goldstein’s affable good humor makes him an idea armchair traveling companion – I laughed out loud and read passages to my husband. Stay with him to the Finnish.” Debra Dean, author of The Madonnas of Leningrad and Confessions of a Falling Woman “Robert Goldstein gives readers a riveting and fun tale that shouldn’t be missed, and makes for excellent and highly recommended reading” Midwest Book Review, July 2010 “Perfect for travelers, armchair or otherwise, cyclists and thrill seekers, Riding with Reindeer is a modern-day travel narrative filled with humor, poignancy, history and beauty.” ForeWord Reviews

The Lion in the Lei Shop

The Lion in the Lei Shop Author Kaye Starbird
ISBN-10 015152520X
Year 1970
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher
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?The Lion in the Lei Shop is a rediscovered treasure of a book that I cannot recommend highly enough. Written with insight, restraint, and flashes of humor, the story of April and Marty is the story of mothers and daughters, friendship, war, love, loss, the reliability of memory and the triumph of the human spirit. I could not put it down.? ? Helen Bryan, bestselling author of War Brides A dramatic chapter of American history comes vividly to life in this evocative tale of a mother and daughter navigating the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On a beautiful December day, young Marty Langsmith's life explodes into flames. Evacuated with her mother, April, to the mainland, Marty's new world is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature fabricated by a neighbor that's said to devour happy children. Meanwhile April, powerless to shield her daughter from the devastation of the Japanese attack and the painful uncertainty of life without her deployed army father, is caught between her own longing for the past and her hope for the future. Spanning the tumultuous war years, The Lion in the Lei Shop is a poignant, illuminating tale of two women bound by love and sorrow, twin sentinels mourning the loss of a nation's innocence and struggling to build a new life without the father and husband they fear may never return. 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.

The Lost Art of Reading

The Lost Art of Reading Author David L. Ulin
ISBN-10 9781570617218
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.

The Cowboy and the Cossack

The Cowboy and the Cossack Author Clair Huffaker
ISBN-10 1612183697
Year 2012
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher Amazonencore
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Fifteen cowboys embark on a trek across a thousand miles of Siberian wilderness with a herd of five thousand longhorns and experience a clash of cultures that begins when a group of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination.

The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses Author Salman Rushdie
ISBN-10 9780307786654
Year 2011-02-23
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Random House
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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.

My Year with Eleanor

My Year with Eleanor Author Noelle Hancock
ISBN-10 0062092138
Year 2011-06-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“I honestly loved this book.” —Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts “Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her terrors, great and small, is moving, enriching, and hilarious—we readers are lucky to be along for the ride.” —Julie Powell, bestselling author of Julie & Julia In the tradition of My Year of Living Biblically and Eat Pray Love comes My Year with Eleanor, Noelle Hancock’s hilarious tale of her decision to heed the advice of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and do one thing a day that scares her in the year before her 30th birthday. Fans of Sloane Crosley and Chelsea Handler will absolutely adore Hancock’s charming and outrageous chronicle of her courageous endeavor and delight in her poignant and inspiring personal growth.

Mr Pudgins

Mr  Pudgins Author Ruth Christoffer Carlsen
ISBN-10 1477849424
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Amazon Children's Publishing
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You ve never met a babysitter like Mr. Pudgins When Mr. Pudgins comes to watch John, Pete, and Janey, all kinds of crazy things happen. Faucets run soda pop instead of water, the bathtub takes them for a ride, a case of the hiccups releases birds into the house, and friends step out of the mirror Somehow all evidence of their antics is erased by the time Mother and Father get home. Mr. Pudgins is the best babysitter ever But what happens when John, Pete, and Janey grow older? Ruth Christoffer Carlsen s classic novel, first published in 1951, celebrates the power of the imagination through one unforgettable babysitter. An introduction by noted librarian Nancy Pearl is included."