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Dark Horses–Books that will surprise you

I am the Messenger | MarKus Zusak Summary: Meet Ed Kennedy – underage cabdriver, pathetic card player, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops …

Summer Reads about the Outdoors

Stillmeadow Sampler | Gladys Taber Summary: Gladys Bagg Taber (1899 – 1980) produced a large body of work during her lifetime. She wrote over 50 books, including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, children’s books, plays, poetry and more. Her best loved books are in her series about her life at Stillmeadow, her farm in the then rural …

“Free Reads for your e-reading device–Surprising Finds in the Public Domain! “

Patricia Brent, Spinster | Herbert George Jenkins Summary: Twenty-four-year-old Patricia Brent is upset after overhearing her neighbors discussing her lack of dates. Determined to prove them wrong, she tells them that she is having dinner with her fiancé on the following evening. When they show up to the restaurant to see what he looks like, …

Off the Beaten Path

Selection #1: Beneath a Scarlet Sky | by Mark Sullivan Summary:   The Story: When teenager Pino Lella’s family home in Milan is bombed by Allied forces, he joins an underground network to help Jews escape over the Alps. His parents force him to enlist as a German soldier and he becomes the personal driver …