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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton’s saga of two working-class Australian families who come to share a large house together in an attempt to recover after disaster strikes both families. I loved the charm of the Pickle and Lamb families and Winton’s … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

“The dawn came, but no day.  In the gray sky a red sun appeared, a dim red circle that gave a little light, like dusk; and as that day advanced, the dusk slipped back toward darkness, and the wind cried … Continue reading

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Life is So Good by George Sawson and Richard Glaubman

“Some men were still holding Pete tight from behind so that he couldn’t even budge.  But if Pete knew he was gonna die, the fear had left his face.  Though Pete was just a boy, he must of been four … Continue reading

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