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Main St. Book Club: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card Tor Science Fiction/Science Fiction Release Date:  1985 In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and […]

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Main St. Book Club: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë Release Date: October 6, 1847 Jane Eyre is the story of a small, plain-faced, intelligent, and passionate English orphan. Jane is abused by her aunt and cousin and then attends a harsh charity school. Through it all she remains strong and determinedly refuses to allow a cruel world to crush her […]

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review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Main St. Book Club)

A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Viking Adult/Paranormal fiction Release Date:  February 8, 2011 A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.  Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course […]

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review: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn (Main St. Book Club)

How Green Was My Valley Richard Llewellyn Touchstone Books/literary fiction Release Date:  1939 How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn’s bestselling — and timeless — classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales […]

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review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Main St. Book Club)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Random House/non-fiction, biography Release Date:  November 16, 2010 On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on […]

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