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Posted on Dec 12, 2012 5:31:17 PM PST
Some great suggestions here!! Thanks Amazon for this opportunity. My pick: 11 Days in May by JD Messinger - a must read for anyone on the journey to the innermost self from a bright new and entertaining perspective!

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 6:11:02 PM PST
Suzanne says:
The Dovekeepers. By Alice Hoffman I have never read a book that stayed with me as much as this one! I am reading it again. It makes you think! It takes you into the story. Into their lives. I cried, I felt joy, I was intrigued. I wanted MORE! It is the most amazing book I have ever read to date!

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 9:11:17 PM PST
Nobody has mentioned Child 44 by Tom Robb Smith. Outstanding read, sorry I had to put it down.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:34:01 PM PST
Peter Matthiessen's Far Tortuga
and also his At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:52:06 PM PST
Andrea says:
I agree with Hilda Ortiz, The Book Thief is fantastic.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 1:13:51 PM PST
Solitaire says:
"Heartburn" by the lovely Nora Ephron.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 2:34:36 PM PST
newdaze says:
also Peter Matthiessen's "Killing Mr. Watson" trilogy, for those who adventure on Florida"s west coast....and who can forget "The Snow Leopard" !

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 5:49:01 AM PST
Georgene says:
ABSOLUTELY!! I loved it too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 6:12:03 AM PST
What did u love?

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:13:48 AM PST
Please name the books as I can't ask for "I loved this book" at the bookstore or library. C'mon folks, we all know better than to say she or he when mentioning a name.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:49:59 AM PST
Georgene says:
The Book Thief is what I loved.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 8:59:02 AM PST
C. Brown says:
Lonesome Dove followed by The Kite Runner. Larry McMurtry won Pulitzer Prize for Lonesome Dove in 1985.Have read it three times and will read it again.
The Kite Runner was simply an amazing book that was ruined by a terrible movie.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 11:11:32 AM PST
gree says:
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer / From the Terrace - John O'Hara / The Pillars of the Earth - Ken follett / The Godfather - Mario Puzo / Zeke and Ned - Larry McMurtry / Ten North Frederick - John O'Hara / Advise and Consent - Allen Drury
Different times, different places, different kinds of people; love, hate, success, failure . . . .

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 6:36:17 AM PST
D. Rauth says:
The Tin Ticket by Deborah J. Swiss is an excellent book about how Tasmania was established as a prison colony, primarily with Irish Female convicts. There are so many parallels between Australian and American history; even for people who are not particularly into the history of either country, this true account is a fascinating read. The author writes so well that I felt as though I was right there in the setting of Ireland, the prison ships, and ultimately Tasmania.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 10:57:01 AM PST
Judy Gesler says:
A Prologue to Love, by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best books I've ever read. I enjoyed every word.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:02:51 AM PST
gree says:
Judy, that takes me back many years. I agree that A Prologue to Love was very enjoyable. I saved it for a long time and have passed it on to my daughter.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:50:02 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
to Newdaze: Thank you for this referral. I live in the US, but I am in love with Italy, especially Venice. I will look up Leon's books at the library. If you too enjoy Venice, you may want to read "A Thousand Days in Venice" by DeBlasi. Its nonfiction, but very romantic and makes you feel like you are right there! She has several books, but read them in order - especially the first one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 1:41:29 PM PST
Joan Dunn says:
I usually like all of Bohjalian's books especially THE MIDWIFE.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 3:44:34 AM PST
Midge says:
what's the name of the book you are talking about?

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 6:20:00 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
Midge: Which post are you referring to?

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 7:04:02 AM PST
Wingman51 says:
Five Smooth Stones - - Ann Fairbane - - tough to find but an incredible read

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 7:48:00 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
You can get Five Smooth Stones on Amazon. I read it many years ago.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 8:41:50 PM PST
All the Patricia Highsmith books.
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