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06/02/2009 - 1:55pm

Hello! I haven't had a chance to read "The Lollipop Shoes" (published as "The Girl With No Shadow" in the U.S.) by Joanne
Harris, but I enjoyed "Chocolat". Here are some titles that pick up on
various elements of Harris's work that you may also enjoy:


"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

"Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the
story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and
story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they

01/11/2011 - 6:17pm
Ted Dekker's Lost Books series

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05/28/2009 - 2:11pm

Similar Title: The Trouble with Mary by Millie Criswell
Original question: Is this humor or romance? I don't know but I like the
combination of the two. Also, there was good sexual tension without a
lot of graphic description. Can you recommend another author who
combines humor and romance? I also like characters from Italian families but that's not essential.

ANSWER:

"The Trouble With Mary" by Millie Criswell is a romance, but it IS
funny, isn't it? Do you know that there are three more titles by Ms.

05/28/2009 - 2:04pm

If you liked "The Invisible Circus" by Jennifer Egan, you may enjoy
these novels for their 1960's and 1970's settings:



"The Jane Austen Book Club" by Karen Joy Fowler

A funny and touching book about 5 women and 1 man who meet to discuss
Jane Austen's books. Over the course of six months, each member
reminisces about events from his or her life.



"Crazy in Alabama" by Mark Childress

05/28/2009 - 2:02pm

Hello! Since you read a wide variety of authors - Haruki Murakami,
Gail Tsukiyama, Amy Tan, Alexander McCall Smith, John Irving, and Anne Tyler - I have recommended a broad range of authors and titles for your enjoyment:

"Kangaroo Notebook" by Kobo Abe

"In the last novel written before his death in 1993, one of Japan's most
distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society
that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny. The

05/28/2009 - 1:57pm

You asked for a book similar to Pyro by Earl Emerson, and mentioned that you
also like Wambaugh's Fire Lover and Picciotto's Last Man Down. Here are
a few suggestions, both fiction and nonfiction, featuring firefighters:

Fiction:

Emerson has written quite a few books featuring firefighters, including
a series about a female ex-firefighter and arson investigator, Mac
Fontana, such as Morons and Madmen, Going Crazy in Public, and The Dead
Horse Paint Company. But, one of his books with a male firefighting
protaganist is:

06/16/2009 - 12:11pm

Thank you for requesting a Book Match from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. You asked us to match Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara, and mentioned that you liked well-written biographies. Let’s start with novels which, like Gods and Generals, are historical fiction. Some feature actual historical figures, some chronicle actual events using fictional characters. Some are set in the Civil War, most deal with war.

The killer angels : a novel / Michael Shaara

05/26/2009 - 2:17pm

I'm not sure if you only like books set during the U.S.
Civil War or books set against the backdrop of any war. So, I have come
up with the following suggestions based on my assumptions:

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.
summary from the Publisher: "When the starving French masses rise in
hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and
innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in
the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause-La

05/26/2009 - 1:53pm

 

In response to your book match request for a title similar to The
Earth's Children's Series by Jean Auel, I can offer the following
suggestions.

Dance of the Tiger: A Novel of the Ice Age by Bjorn Kurten, set 35,000
years ago in Ice Age Europe, tells the story of Tiger, son of the
chieftain of a peaceful village of Homo Sapiens, who sets out in search
of the warrior who killed his father. Rescued by a Neanderthal clan,
Tiger falls in love with Veyde, their beautiful leader.

05/26/2009 - 1:21pm

Request:

Similar Title: Daddy loves his little girls by t.d. jakes

Comments: I read Maximize the Moment, Cover Girls, Help!I'm Raising Kids

Alone!, Woman Thou Art Loosed!, The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord. They
are all excellent books to motivate you to be all God wants you to be!

Genre: Inspirational

Our Response:
Well! You've pretty much gone through our T.D. Jakes offerings! Since
you like T.D. Jakes works so much, how about trying these authors for

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