The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost […]

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“A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley

This is the fascinating true story of Saroo Brierley, Indian-born Australian, who got lost at the age of 5 years old and found his way back home at the age of 30.  The whole story is captivating: the description of his birth family’s extreme poverty, how he got lost, his survival instincts in the streets […]

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Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden

Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden is a tale of two Smith College educated women who leave behind the comforts of their 1916 lives to go teach in a one room schoolhouse on the frontier.  The material for the book was culled from the extensive correspondence both women had with their friends and families back East.  I […]

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Choose Your Own Autobiography

   Actor, thespian, magician, child doctor, and host extraordinaire, Neil Patrick Harris has written a truly original, hilarious, and fun autobiography. As the title suggests, his book is set up exactly like the Choose Your Own Adventure books you (probably) read as a kid. Want to skip over the Doogie Howser days and go straight […]

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Madame Picasso – Anne Girard

Picasso was known for his love of women and certainly for his art.  Anne Girard chose to portray two of Picasso’s lovers: Fernande Olivier and Eva Gouel.  The story starts in Paris in 1911.  Picasso is a leader of the new cubist movement and he is just starting to be recognized as an influential artist.  […]

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