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Orphan Train: Novel by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train: Novel

DianaJohnson, May 24, 2013

I loved this book. Beautifully written, with alternating voices telling two stories that parallel each other 80 years apart. Just the right amount of everything to make this a book you can't wait to get home to. The language is spot on, the struggles each one faces are true to the time period, and the gentle rhythm of the maturing friendship is lovely.
I will read this book again. I loved it.
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Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano
Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History

DianaJohnson, May 24, 2013

I can't think of a historian who has had a greater impact on my thinking and understanding of the world than Eduardo Galeano. His books are genuine treasures, and "Children of the Days" is a welcome addition to the trove. If you truly want to know the world beyond the public story, if you want to understand things, people and events buried by the injustices of time and the patina of forgetting, then read Eduardo Galeano. He brings a strand of lyricism and magic to everything he writes, and I never walk away from one of his books without growing in a tangible, and permanent, way.
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