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The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
The Lost Wife

Amy R, January 1, 2013

I read on average, about 50+ books a year. It's very rare that I'll read a book and be thinking about it more than a few days later. With The Lost Wife, I'm still thinking about this epic love story set during WWII more than a month later. While this novel is historical fiction, it is based on historical fact. To learn about events in history that the American education system glosses over (or skips entirely) in a way that stays with you is worthy of reading in itself. To read an epic, but never cheesy, love story that not only meets, but surpasses expectations is a wonderful surprise all in itself. Hands down, this is the best book I've read in 2012, and the book I've been recommending to all my friends. The Lost Wife delivers and delights!
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Slipcased Edition) by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird (Slipcased Edition)

Amy R, February 13, 2011

I could not have appreciated this book in full as a teen. The beauty of the language, the era and all it encompasses would have escaped me. Moreover, I'm not sure I'd have noticed changes in our culture in just a few decades. Now, Boo Radley would be less likely to have access to the children. They'd have been raised to avoid him and by omission, fear him. Nor would the children have been able to play all over or walk to town or perhaps even spend time with the neighbor. Life is so very different and less friendly today, and this book really brought those changes home to me; not only with how our children are raised and changes within our community, but with civil rights and how all people are perceived today.
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