Category Archives: Good Reads

Good Reads: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This is a story showing — not just telling about — the power of words. Through words, strong cords of love form in the midst of a war relying on the power of might and beatings … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Learning from the Serum Run

The Cruelest Miles by Gay and Laney Salisbury Need encouragement to just keep on doing what you need to be doing for  another day? This book may be just the story to inspire you. A diphtheria epidemic breaks out in Nome, Alaska in … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Sarah’s Key and Remembering What’s Important

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Sarah’s story begins to surface when a journalist is assigned to research what happened in WWII in a Paris neighborhood 60 years earlier. The book alternates between the voices of the journalist and a young girl in wartime … Continue reading

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Good Reads: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

As we add years to life, we acquire labels. Some are labels to be proud of: graduate, husband or wife, scientist, writer, musician, mother or father. Some labels we’d just as soon peel off and discard but we can’t: unemployed, divorced, stubborn, chronically … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Unbroken and More than Surviving

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand This real-life accout of Olympic runner and POW Louis Zamperini delivers on what the book’s subtitle bills as a story of survival, resilience, and redemption. Louie’s WWII tour of duty included living through his plane being shot … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Telling Our Stories

The Help by Kathryn Stockett We all have a story. But we are not all free to tell our story, for different reasons. “The Help” focuses on a group of women who were forced to hide their thoughts, their aspirations, … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Fixing What Is Broken

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese This is a richly layered story of family and the wounds that divide and unite. “We are all fixing what is broken,” says the narrator, Marion. “It is the task of a lifetime.” Set … Continue reading

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