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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book

Holly B, July 26, 2013

A delightful, buoyant book that will delight anyone who has ever loved a bookstore. The story of this couple's somewhat stumbling entry into the world of used bookstores is a great read and makes me want to get into my local independent bookstore, pronto.
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Wool by Hugh Howey
Wool

Holly B, July 26, 2013

I read about this book on the Daily Dose email, and thank goodness for that. Compelling and intricate, each part layers onto the next, creating a complex, realistic society with shattering revelations. Some might call it sci fi, but it's really more of a general fiction dystopian future. It really packs a punch.
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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book

Holly B, July 26, 2013

For anyone who has ever delighted in or found solace in a bookstore, you will adore this book. The story of a couple opening their own used bookstore in a bad economy without much of a plan is buoyant, delightful, and kept a smile on my face throughout. If I lived anywhere near Big Stone Gap, Virginia, I would seek them out immediately, but the book also makes me want to revel in my neighborhood independent bookstore. (Powell's also gets a nice shout-out on page 172.)
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Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Wave

Holly B, April 25, 2013

Honest, raw, riveting. This memoir recounts the devastation for one woman of losing everyone she loves in an instant. She slowly recovers, sometimes despite herself, and not always gracefully. And knowing her story is but one in several hundred thousand just makes it all the more devastating. An extraordinary read.
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In a Far Country: The True Story of a Mission, a Marriage, a Murder, and the Remarkable Reindeer Rescue of 1898 by John Taliaferro
In a Far Country: The True Story of a Mission, a Marriage, a Murder, and the Remarkable Reindeer Rescue of 1898

Holly B, January 1, 2013

Fascinating book. Along with the incredible story of the perseverance required to drive reindeer through 700 miles of northern Alaska, you gain a fair understanding of how native Alaskans lived in the late 1800s. I also appreciated the author's focus on the importance of respecting a native culture, particularly in light of the natives being seen as 'lesser' by so many at the time. Very absorbing.
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