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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Now in paperback!

100 Facts About Pandas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143118060
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2010

His Own Where (Contemporary Classics by Women (Feminist Press)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558616585
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Published: Feminist Press - May 2010

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802145390
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Published: Canongate Us - April 12th, 2011

Philip Pullman's new book is a great addition to the Canongate Myth series. This novel draws on the Bible to give it context but reinvents the life of Jesus  by exploring the duality of his personality by imagining what if eh was actually born a twin. This was a great read and still has me pondering the questions it raises. Now in paperback!

Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781847670151
Availability: Special Order
Published: Canongate Us - September 2007

Dream Angus was the first book that I read by Alexander McCall Smith & now I know why so many people rave about his writing. In this book he weaves traditional stories about Angus, the Celtic God of Dreams, with a modern retelling of the same tale. This book has superb storytelling & left me wanting to not only read more books by Alexander McCall Smith but also more stories about Angus.

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439023498
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 2009

In Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, things are really beginning to heat up(no pun intended) for Katniss. She's caught not only between her feelings for Gale & Peeta but also the demands of the Central Capitol. Catching Fire is a suspenseful page turner that I couldn't put down once I started. The ending will have you counting down until the final chapter in this series come

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781841957999
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Published: Canongate Us - October 2006

Jeanette Winterson's Weight is a retelling of the Atlas & Heracles myth with the main narration coming from Atlas. This myth is told in typical Winterson style that expolores boundaries, choice, & how one deals with the consequences of those choices. I read this book in one sitting and then had to start over & read it immediately again.

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400049622
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Published: Broadway Books - September 16th, 2003

So my friends are probably starting to question my sanity beause of my now constant talk about surviving the next uprising when it occurs. This book will help you and your loved ones come up with multiple startegies to survive. Bcause its never too early to start planning.

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781841957982
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Published: Canongate Us - October 2006

While many have heard of Odysseus not many have heard of Penelope, Odysseus' wife & cousin of Helen of Troy. In The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood flips the tale of The Odysseus by telling it through Penelope's eyes as she tries to raise a willful son, keep unwanted suitors from taking over the palace, & relies on her maids to get through the many years that her husband is away. Atwood structures her retelling of this myth like a Classic Greek Tragedy with the maids acting as the chorus.