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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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Joy in the Morning
Joy in the Morning by P. G. Wodehouse (1940s)
More fun with Bertie and Jeeves! -- Added by Grier on 03/07/2014

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I Married You for Happiness
I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck (2000s)
A widow's musings and memories the night her husband dies suddenly. Well written. -- Added by Grier on 03/03/2014

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The Shortest Journey
The Shortest Journey by Hazel Holt (1990s)
Cozy English mystery with a satisfying ending. -- Added by Grier on 03/03/2014

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Summer Lightning
Summer Lightning by P. G. Wodehouse (1920s)
Another fun, sharp Wodehouse farce set in Blandings Castle. -- Added by Grier on 03/03/2014

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Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin (2000s)
The author was chosen at age 11 to leave his family to study ballet in China and the book shows how he went from not knowing anything about dance to his defection to the US to becoming one of the best dancers in the world. -- Added by Grier on 02/25/2014

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The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham (1940s)
Another masterpiece by Maugham. -- Added by Grier on 02/21/2014

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At Bertram's Hotel
At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (1960s)
Charming mystery with lots of intriguing characters set in post-war London. -- Added by Grier 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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Life After Life
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (2000s)
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Inventive format, compelling characters, many themes. Highly recommended. -- Added by Grier on 02/11/2014

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I agree! I listened to the audiobook and was mesmerized. When we, the adult readers' advisory staff at the library, chose our favorite books of 2013, all of us included this book on our lists. -- nkennedy on 02/15/2014  
Village School
Village School by Miss Read (1950s)
Charming portrait of a post-war English village. -- Added by Grier on 02/11/2014

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The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (2000s)
I felt the story was a little contrived but enjoyed it for the most part. I liked the descriptions of the Australian island and the lighthouse. -- Added by Grier on 02/11/2014

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The Man in the Wooden Hat
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam (2000s)
The second book in the Old Filth trilogy, this one focusing on his wife. Well written. -- Added by Grier on 01/29/2014

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Provence, 1970
Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr (2000s)
I love Julia Child but thought I'd already read enough about her that there would be no new territory in this book. Wrong! An enjoyable read about a turning point in American cooking and the foodie personalities of the time. And the settings of southern France and northern California are a plus. -- Added by Grier on 01/29/2014

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The Code of the Woosters
The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse (1930s)
Wodehouse is such a talented writer. What a gift for language and farce! Really a joy to read every once in a while. -- Added by Grier on 01/29/2014

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Old Filth
Old Filth by Jane Gardam (2000s)
Filth means Failed in London, Try Hong Kong and is the first book in a trilogy about Old Filth who was a lawyer and barrister. One theme is the affect of the world wars on individuals and England as a whole. Very well written. -- Added by Grier on 01/15/2014

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Bertie Plays the Blues
Bertie Plays the Blues by Alexander McCall Smith (2000s)
Love the Edinburgh setting of this series. A couple of surprises in this one. -- Added by Grier on 01/15/2014

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My Venice and Other Essays
My Venice and Other Essays by Donna Leon (2000s)
I enjoyed these very opinionated essays. -- Added by Grier on 01/15/2014

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