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If you enjoy reading history books about World War II, you have to read “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. If you enjoy reading inspirational stories about survival against all odds, read “Unbroken.” If you enjoy reading memoirs about interesting people, read “Unbroken.” If you enjoy a good story well told, read “Unbroken.” Author Laura Hillenbrand met…
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What’s Next?

I’ve been taking a break from regional books, reading other books in my pile. I just finished reading “BoneMan’s Daughters” by Ted Dekker. I don’t recommend this one unless you’re really looking for something different. Published in 2009, “BoneMan’s Daughters” is a psychological thriller about a serial killer who slays his victims by breaking their…
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“Peace Like A River”

Leif Enger’s book, “Peace Like a River,” isn’t new — it was originally published in 2002, but it was recommended by a member of the book club I attend. Enger is from Osakis, MN, and writes about the Upper Midwest. This novel was a complete surprise — it has a distinctive voice and a refreshing…
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What’s Coming Up

I’m reading “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger right now, and I love it so far! It’s so refreshing to read about a non-dysfunctional family! The narrator is Reuben Land — a middle kid in a single-parent family. His older brother Davy shoots and kills two miscreants who break into their home with a…
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“Some Damned Fool”

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. “Some Damned Fool” is a perfect example of that advice. If I had not read the blurb on the back cover, I would never have guessed. The cover features a photo of an eagle in flight. It’s pretty, but it’s also pretty generic. I…
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