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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Amy Tan is releasing a new book this October titled, Where the Past Begins, so why not read or revisit one of her most famous works, The Joy Luck Club? It’s a book you won’t want to put down. Discovering the mystery of the club and its founders is not only thrilling, but will leave you entertained and rewarded. Publisher’s… Continue reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation is Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, a must-read in modern American literature. Critically acclaimed author, Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, says, “Ceremony is the greatest novel in Native American literature. It is one of the greatest novels of any time and place.… Continue reading Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=1533892 Molokai by Alan Brennert is this week’s Five Star Friday recommendation.  It may or may not be common knowledge that in the late 1800’s an area on the island of Molokai was designated as a settlement for those diagnosed with leprosy. Brennert’s novel is a heart-wrenching tale of loss but it is also a tribute… Continue reading Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore Five Star Friday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=231653 The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore is a delightful pick for this week’s Five Star Friday recommendation because of its joy as well as pain. Publisher’s Summary: Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean…Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed “the Supremes” by high school pals… Continue reading The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore Five Star Friday

5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

  This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation, Cousin Joseph by dramatist and satirist Jules Feiffer is an irresistible treat to read and a reason you should check out the graphic novel genre if you aren’t yet a fan. Publisher’s Summary: Meet Big Sam Hannigan. Tough, righteous, a man on a mission. Only problem is, it’s the… Continue reading Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation