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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (1950s)
This is the 6th book in the Flavia de Luce series by Bradley and it is another great read. I love Flavia - an 11 year old who loves chemistry (especially poisons!) and has a knack for solving crimes. A unique mystery series. -- Added by LCE on 02/22/2014

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Fit to Be Tied
Fit to Be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher (1910s)
Set in 1916 Idaho, this is a sweet inspirational romance by popular Christian author Robin Lee Hatcher. -- Added by LCE on 02/19/2014

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A Lesson in Secrets
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (1930s)
Set in 1932, this is another great Maisie Dobbs story (8th in the series). Along with a mystery that Maisie must solve, this story relates the difficulties of life in England years after WWWI and the threat of the emerging Nazi Party in Germany. -- Added by LCE on 02/14/2014

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (2000s)
Bernadette does not like Seattle and hates to be around other people (she calls the mothers of the kids from her daughter's school gnats!) When her daughter, Bee, asks to go on a trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, her life go from bad to worse and before long Bernadette goes missing. So where did Bernadette go? You'll find out when you read Semple's funny, satirical novel about life in Microsoft influenced Seattle. -- Added by LCE on 02/05/2014

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One Summer
One Summer by Bill Bryson (1920s)
With his usual humorous style, Bryson offers an interesting and informative narrative of 1927 America. Charles' Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic, Babe Ruth's 60 home runs, and the invention of television are just a few of the extraordinary events that occurred during that long ago summer. -- Added by LCE on 02/02/2014

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The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (1960s)
This story is a fictional account of the Congo before and after independence was gained from Belgium. This compelling story tells the tale of a Baptist missionary family from Georgia living in a small Congolese village. Each chapter is narrated by one of the daughters or the mother and relates the difficulty of trying to understand and fit in to a different culture. -- Added by LCE on 01/22/2014

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