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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help

nancyhjohnson, January 27, 2010

Having grown up in the South in the 60s, I found this book very moving. Young Mississippi white woman Skeeter wants to make friends with black help and write about their lives. At first, only one will have anything to do with her, and that one reluctantly. But things change when riots begin.
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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Howl's Moving Castle

nancyhjohnson, June 2, 2008

This is a howler, all right--howlingly funny! Sophie, the hatter's daughter, is naturally frustrated when the Witch of the Waste turns her into an old lady. But then she goes head to head with the Wizard Howl, whose castle tends to move about. Then bizarre things really start to happen. What a delightful fantasy!
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

nancyhjohnson, May 28, 2008

This novel is written as if it were the recollections of a 110-year-old African American woman born a slave and living into the 1960s. It's both humorous and moving, and provides an interesting perspective on history, particulary the everyday life of ordinary--and extraordinary--people.
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The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
The Gardener's Year

nancyhjohnson, May 8, 2008

This book was very carefully planned, marching through the year one month at a time. Sound boring? No, I caught myself grinning like crazy as I read the book. One suspects that Capek has indeed cared for a garden of his own and has been both enthralled and frustrated, and even if you are a nongardener you'll probably thoroughly enjoy "The Gardener's Year." His brother's sketches, too, are capriciously charming.
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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Fannie Flagg
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

nancyhjohnson, April 11, 2008

As always, Fannie Flagg has quirky, likable characters and unexpected surprises. This is a real feel-good book.
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