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Pok Pok: Recipes and Stories from the Pok Pok Restaurants, Thailand, and Elsewhere
Andy Ricker, J.J. Goode, David Thompson
Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
Eric Simons
Madame Bovary
Mark Overstall, Malcolm Bowie, Margaret Mauldon, Gustave Flaubert
Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches
Jennifer Fiedler, Stephen Valand, Erica Shea
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
Deepak Chopra
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking
The Collected John Carter of Mars: A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #1-3)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
Frances FitzGerald
The Lovelace Medical Center: Pioneer in American health care
Jake W Spidle
California's Napa Valley: One Hundred Sixty Years of Wine Making
William Hientz, William F. Heintz

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond This is the Everybody Reads book for this area. I was very disappointed as I had heard so many good reviews. The book is terribly dated and very predicable. The inner life of the characters is flat and plays on every child's wish to surpass the bullying of childhood. It may have been quite daring in its time and this may be why it received the Newbery Medal. I will no longer use that as a standard to judge a possible book I might like to read. Wish I had not wasted my time. I would not recommend it to children now as it has very dated stereotypes about girls and how they are treated in a men/boy dominated society. Maybe some historical relevance but that is pushing it.