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Iron Jawed Angels, film


This is a┬ámoving film on the fight for Women’s Suffrage in the United States. Iron Jawed Angels stars Hilary Swank, Julia Ormond, Angelica Huston, and Frances O’Connor. Just after the Presidential Election, it is being shown in classes at our … Continue reading

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The Eye of Childhood, short stories


The Eye of Childhood is a collection of short stories by notable authors including Graham Greene, John Updike, and D.H. Lawrence, most of them male and most of them from the British Isles. They generally focus on horrific experiences in … Continue reading

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Lucky Breaks, by Susan Patron


Lucky Breaks is the second book in the trilogy that started with Patron’s 2007 Newbery Award winning book, The Higher Power of Lucky. Lucky is nearing her 11th birthday. She lives in the tiny town of Hard Pan (pop. 43) … Continue reading

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Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen


You may know Carl Hiaasen more for his children’s books, Hoot, Scat, and Flush. The Hoot movie was wonderful and that got me started reading his books. Scat was my second favorite of the children’s books, about the endangered Florida … Continue reading

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Oath Breaker, by Michelle Paver


This is book 5 in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series, set 6,000 years ago in Northern Europe. I like hearing about some of the creatures we no longer find in Europe such as the wild horses and the giant … Continue reading

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