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Adult Winter Reading Program: 1970s Titles

Sleeping Murder
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (1970s)
If you read all my reviews, you will see that I did six decades of Agatha Christie. This story is from her last decade of stories. It is a similar idea to the "Murder in Retrospective". In fact that title is repeated a few times in the story. This is a Miss Marple mystery. I enjoyed it better than the M. Poirot Murder in Retrospective. Miss Marpel's stories are more conversational. A young woman purchases a house for her and her husband. She thinks the house should be changed in a few ways. It turns out those ways would return the house to its original state. Was there a ghost? Was she clairvoyant? No. She lived there as a young girl 2-3 years old. She may have witnessed her stepmother's murder about twenty years ago. There were several suspects and interesting theories. This was a good story, -- Added by thewritejim on 03/09/2014

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Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin (1970s)
Great book. Wonderful story. Can't wait for the movie version. I highly recommend this book! -- Added by Jean P on 03/09/2014

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The Burgess Boys
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (1970s)
Covers several decades because it deals with family, memories, growing up, significant event in the two brothers' past. I REALLY liked this book and am surprised at the mixed reviews it has received on Goodreads. It's about family relationships, flawed people (who you may not like or you may have compassion for)and many ties within the family. It's about lies. It's about the Somali people who have come to their Maine community and a hate crime by a family member. Very interesting psychologically. Very well written. -- Added by bookaddict on 03/08/2014

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (1970s)
Read it with kids -- Added by jsa on 03/02/2014

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One Love by Segal (1970s)
Although fiction this book takes place mostly in Africa through the eyes of a medical mission doctor who helps the very poor with basic medical care. The love story of this doctor before, during, and after his mission tells about his integrity of his relationships. -- Added by Jmeyer002 on 02/27/2014

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Meditations by J. Krishnamurti (1970s)
yes -- Added by teddy on 02/27/2014

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The Secrets of the Notebook
The Secrets of the Notebook by Eve Haas (1970s)
I really enjoyed this book. I found the genealogy aspects most interesting and the Cold War complications fascinating. I started the book at 11 p.m. and read straight through until I finished at 2:22 a.m. -- Added by nanwise on 02/24/2014

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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien (1970s)
Sometimes it is so refreshing to read one of the Newbery award books for children. This was one of them. -- Added by Janet on 02/21/2014

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P Wodehouse (1970s)
So funny! Wonderful reader on the audiobook too. -- Added by Grier on 02/21/2014

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (1970s)
Great classic. Absolutely love this book! Read it with my kids at bedtime. -- Added by TruBlu on 02/20/2014

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The Lowland
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (1970s)
This is a tangled story of reprehensible behavior and love. The Lowlands capture lives and the decisions a family makes through the generations and the effects those decisions have on one another. This book was pretty good, it became a chore to read the last 100 pages. I just wanted to get it done so I could move onto what was next. It was hard to relate with the story, because of the tragedy in involved. I'd like to read more of Lahiri to see if I'd enjoy some of her other works better. -- Added by mwcarlton on 02/20/2014

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (1970s)
Such a classic book! I love it! -- Added by c317s on 02/19/2014

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Provence, 1970
Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr (1970s)
From the journals and letters of M.F.K. Fisher and the other food writers of this group, author Luke Barr, the grandson of M.F.K. Fisher's sister, Norah, engages the readers in this vivid account of the meeting of these very opinionated culinary stars in what he describes as a pivotal moment in American food culture. Anyone who is interested in the philosophy of food culture would enjoy this peek into the lives of these culinary legends. -- Added by nkennedy on 02/15/2014

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Joyland by Stephen King (1970s)
Good book. Quick read. It is not one of my favorite stories but I thought it wasn't bad. Much closer to his coming of age tales than his horror fiction which I always find more interesting. -- Added by brlhudso on 02/15/2014

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Identical -- Free Preview (The First 4 Chapters)
Identical -- Free Preview (The First 4 Chapters) by Scott Turow (1970s)
not my favotite turrow book -- Added by books on 02/14/2014

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