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The Last Indian War by Elliott West

Subtitled The Nez Perce Story, The Last Indian War chronicles the Nez Perce tribe of the American northwest, it’s early achievements (particularly in light of the favorable view received by Lewis and Clark), the conflicts that arose as western expansion encroached upon … Continue reading

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The Testament by John Grisham

Troy Phelan has three ex-wives, six rotten children and an estate worth 11 billion dollars.  He gathers them together to witness the signing of his will, making sure the heirs have psychiatrists on hand to swear Mr. Phelan is of … Continue reading

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Arc Of Justice by Kevin G. Boyle

In 1925, Dr. Ossian Sweet bought a charming bungalow in a working class Detroit neighborhood.  He moved in with his wife Gladys, and that very first evening, hundreds of neighbors poured in the street in front of his home, threatening … Continue reading

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

George Eliot tackles the timeless problems of life in a small community in her classic novel Middlemarch.  First off, Eliot tackles young romance and the sometimes misguided approach to marriage.  Dorothea becomes enamored of a much older man, Mr. Casaubon, because he … Continue reading

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Coming Of Age In Mississippi by Anne Moody

Originally published in 1968, Coming of Age in Mississippi is the memoir of a young black woman who became a civil rights activist. This is a must read for everyone.  Moody holds nothing back, and the reader gains real insight into … Continue reading

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Transatlantic by Colum McCann

Packaged in a series of short stories, Colum McCann’s Transatlantic shows the connections between random lives in Ireland and the United States.  The stories feature such notable figures as Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown, Frederick Douglass, and Senator George Mitchell. … Continue reading

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The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Set in Charleston in the early 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd presents a work of historical fiction about the Grimke sisters – two real life abolitionists.  They grew up in a slave-owning family and eventually settled in the North, writing … Continue reading

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