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good books for cozy a winter's evening or otherwise

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The Power of One: A Novel
The Power of One: A Novel
"great writing, wonderful storyline; compelling. Everyone should read this book."
Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel
Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel
"Amazing writing. Definitely a book to cozy up to."
The Drowning Tree: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Drowning Tree: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
"Unusual mystery-relationship novel. Weaves a tapestry of literary references, Latin, art history and relationships into a great page-turner."
Play Dead (Andy Carpenter)
Play Dead (Andy Carpenter)
"I picked just one of the Andy Carpenter series of lawyer mysteries and dogs. Fun writing - quick short chapters, snappy witty dialogue, fun characters. Enjoy his writing!"
Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation
"interesting Chinese cultural experience for the reader, and an identity journey"
Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1)
Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1)
"great Celtic read; start of a trilogy (first two books are the strongest); cathartic. Be ready to cry.Highest rated book in my book club for the last 3 years. Better story teller than Zimmer Bradley."
Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
"true story of Love and spiritual life  journey. Highly recommended. Thoughtful and thought provoking. I promise you it will lead you to personal reflection."
By Naguib Mahfouz: Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1
By Naguib Mahfouz: Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1
"Prize winning author. Worth the read of the trilogy."
Kushiel's Dart
Kushiel's Dart
"a fantasy gem debut novel;hard to put down. Stands up in storyline even if the sexual themes are underscored in the reader's mind-Some won't care for that part of the characterization but worth a read"
The Flower Master
The Flower Master
"good light reading, mystery-style. Set in Japan, it conveys good portrayal of the culture (in this one ikebana, generational customs and Amerikajin-Nihonjin frictions)"
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
"another Card MUST. Good character development, depth, horrifying and compelling, thought provoking."
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
"a classic"
Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward
"a book with heart"
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2)
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2)
"Second in a series. I haven't read the first (Outlander), but I was impressed with this combination of history and romance. Made me want to read more of this author."
Brick Lane: A Novel
Brick Lane: A Novel
"a great read. Touching about the nature of love and family relationships.Terrific character development; the various characters stay with you."
Living a Life that Matters
Living a Life that Matters
"thoughtful"
Black Cherry Blues
Black Cherry Blues
"One of Burke's wonderful Robicheaux mystery series. Burke is a literary star. Highly readable (all the series) and one shouldn't miss his writing! Some people think he is a little violent, but such good writing."
Katherine (Rediscovered Classics)
Katherine (Rediscovered Classics)
"I have the old hardbound. Glad they published it again! I fell  in love with this novel as a teen and think it has stood the test of time. read it if you like historical romance or a good historical story."
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
"Quick read, lasting sentiments"
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
"Unusual book. Well-written. Read it to understand the title."
Brazzaville Beach
Brazzaville Beach
"quirky; well-written. Nice counterpoint themes. I liked it."
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
"Tashakhar (thanks) to the author of this Afghani debut novel of two exceptionally-well portrayed boyhood "friends""
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"interesting read; my book club loved it"
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
"This choice will make you think. Don't expect conclusions, but it will challenge you. Outstanding parts on couples, on racism."
Damiano
Damiano
"my fav so far of MacAvoy's difficult to classify novels. Tea with the Black Dragon was also interesting to read. Her dog and angel characters stay with you."
Songmaster
Songmaster
"beyond sci fi, more fantasy; one of Card's best. Great writing. Characters stay with you."