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Title
Mister Pip
Author
Lloyd Jones
Genre
Fiction
Rating
Loved it!
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Against the backdrop of war on the small island where they live, Matilda age 13 questions her mother's values. She escapes from her confusion in school where the teacher is reading Great Expectations to the class. Great Expectations is woven so beautifully into the story, it made me want to re-read it. (despite my not having enjoyed it before!) This book is short listed for the 2007 Man Booker award.  Get this book!
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Title
The Mississippi
Author
David Brinkley and Stephen Ambrose
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating
Loved it!
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The book, The Mississippi by David Brinkley and Stephen Ambrose, is the story of our country's great expansion west through the vision of President Thomas Jefferson to the present. The Mississippi has played a great part of America's history from Spanish and French ownership to the Civil War and the many successful writers born near the great river such as Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), T.S. Elliot to the tamed American Bald Eagle that flies over many sports and public events while the National Anthem plays. This book is remarkable history travelog up the 2500+ miles with trivia along the way. Enjoy!  Get this Book!