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Adult Winter Reading Program: 1980s Titles

Fresh from the Country
Fresh from the Country by Miss Read (1980s)
Brings back memories of my first year teaching! -- Added by Grier on 03/07/2014

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The Appointment
The Appointment by Herta Müller (1980s)
Herta Muller places her book somewhere in the 70s or 80s in communist Romania,and her main character details her appointments with major Albu for interrogation after she places a note in a suit meant for Italy asking "Marry me" in an attempt to escape the regime. Most of the story takes place on a tram with first person narration and flashbacks. Very Kafkaese. -- Added by Lmclevine on 03/03/2014

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Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin (1980s)
Very interesting history of China. -- Added by ozgirl on 03/03/2014

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The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (1980s)
Although not a great classic work of literature :-), I just loved reading this book! There are intertwined lives, secrets that are exposed, the consequences should-I-read-a-letter-my-husband-wrote-to-me-only-to-be-opened-after-his-death, interesting & flawed people. (Starts in the '80s and goes up to present day.) -- Added by bookaddict on 03/02/2014

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (1980s)
Read with kids -- Added by jsa on 03/02/2014

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Irish Dreams
Irish Dreams by Nora Roberts (1980s)
Nora Roberts is always an entertaining read. There are two stories in this book. The first picks up with the Grant family of Urish Hearts and introduces you to Keeley Grant now grown daughter of Travis and Adelia. -- Added by burnnotice on 03/02/2014

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Irish Hearts
Irish Hearts by Nora Roberts (1980s)
This in loves two stories Bout two women from Ireland finding love in America. Nora Roberts always delivers a great story! -- Added by burnnotice on 02/27/2014

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Sycamore row
Sycamore row by John Grissom (1980s)
This is a sequel to the book A Time To Kill. Set three years after that trial it features jack Brigance as the main character. Interesting book. -- Added by BStrahl on 02/27/2014

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The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (1980s)
This book is a great read. It is set in Australia in present time. It is about suburban women and the lives they lead. One lady gets a letter that tells about something that happened 30 years ago. Everyone's lives are changed by what he did. Perfect book club book. -- Added by BStrahl on 02/27/2014

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Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (1980s)
This is a quirky love story about two eccentric high school students. I would recommend this book to older teens as well as adults. -- Added by crashweaver on 02/25/2014

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Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row by John Grisham (1980s)
It's been a long time since I read "A Time to Kill" and reading "Sycamore Row" brought back a realization of what I appreciate about John Grisham's intricate plots, compelling style and energetic character development. It was good to meet up again with attorney Jake Brigance and, also, to get to know Judge Reuben V. Atlee, Lettie Lang and other citizens of Clanton, Mississippi. I just couldn't put it down. -- Added by lbucher on 02/24/2014

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This Present Darkness
This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti (1980s)
Set in the 80's this book was written in response to the growing popularity of Eastern mysticism and New Age practices in the Christian community. Although a bit radical (and I'm sure considered "intolerant") it is an eye opening tale of what is going on around us in spiritual realms. A bit of a stretch theologically, but a very powerful visualization of spiritual warfare. -- Added by Mrs. K on 02/21/2014

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Daniel and Ian
Daniel and Ian by Nora Roberts (1980s)
This is a MacGregor story that gives you a look back at Daniel meeting his wife. -- Added by burnnotice on 02/17/2014

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All the Possibilities
All the Possibilities by Nora Roberts (1980s)
MacGregors series. This is a great read! -- Added by burnnotice on 02/17/2014

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Firefly Lane
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (1980s)
I have read three of the author's books now, and she never disappoints. She focuses on female characters and friendships, and her period references are accurate and entertaining. She usually locates her stories in Seattle and/or the Northwest portion of the United States. This story starts in the 1980s and takes two friends and their families through the next 30 years of their lives. -- Added by Roundabout girl on 02/16/2014

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