by LaVyrle Spencer, 1986 Long novel about 1917-1919 young girl named Linnea, goes to small wheat farming community to be the school teacher. Falls in love with Theodore – 35 years old.
by Kate DiCamillo, 2000 Awesome children’s book! Ten year-old girl, finds a dog, names it Winn-Dixie.
by Jodi Piccoult, 2005 Really good – Dad kidnaps daughter for her own good, gets caught 28 years later. Two loves – Eric and Fitz for Delia.
by Anita Shreve, 1997 Really good – island off East coast – Smuttynose – two Norwegian women murdered but one survived.
by Jan Karon, 1997 A “gentle read” as described by the Fort Collins Public Library, this is the 4th book of the Mitford series. Father Tim is married to Cynthia, a beautiful artist, and their lives are blessed by each other and the love they have for the town and people of Mitford. These books […]
by Michael Crichton, 1980
by Marianne Fredriksson, 1999
by Khaled Hosseini, 2003 Afghanistan–moving tale about two boys in Afghanistan at the time of the Russian invasion and then under the Taliban.
by Joseph Heller, 1961 I was not able to continue reading this book after the first chapter or so. Something turned me off so badly, I threw it away. (I had picked it up for free from a garage sale.) However, it is a Pulitzer Prize winner and classic, so maybe I need to give […]
by Barbara Wright, 2003 A younger woman marries an older man and helps him on his farm on the dry eastern plains of Colorado during the dust bowl.
by Sue Miller, 1999
by Ann Patchett, 2001 Great book about a famous opera singer taken hostage with 200 others in a South American mansion.