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Week of October 1, 2012

The Paris of the 1860s is a time of change for Rose Bazelet in THE HOUSE I LOVED. A widow living in a neighborhood marked for improvement by the Emperor Napoleon, she takes a stand and vows never to leave her family home. She spends her days reliving memories of her husband and family in the house she has come to love as much as the people who inhabited it.

The Sisters by Nancy Jensen

November 2011

THE SISTERS, a debut novel by Nancy Jensen, opens in rural Kentucky in 1927 with two sisters --- Bertie Fischer and her older sister, Mabel --- who become separated through a tragic string of events. For a moment, I got settled in with these characters and thought this book was just going to be their story. But as I kept reading, I realized that these are not the only compelling sister characters we come to know in THE SISTERS. As the years unfold, other generations of sisters in this family form the backdrop for the narrative. The story flows through 80 years, marking the social changes that affect life in America as well as the ways these changes affect the characters. A secret that was buried in the past will impact all these sisters --- and the courses of their lives.

Great Choices for Book Lovers 2011

Fiction and Nonfiction Highlights

Got someone on your list who loves great fiction and nonfiction reads? Our "Great Choices for Book Lovers" category is bound to give you some ideas for what to get the avid reader(s) in your life.