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I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust...92 JAC

I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust : Livia Bitton-Jackson : 9780689823954

The moving autobiography of an Irish-American boy and his mother's struggle to keep the family together.

Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt. My most favorite book of all time. "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood"

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel [Kindle Edition], (fantastic book, literary fiction, i own it, historical fiction, beyond justice, literary, darkroom, jonathan safran foer, once we were kings, the accidental existentialist)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel - one of the strangest, most haunting books I have ever read. It stayed with me for days after I finished it.

Reading challenge

Bringing Up Burns: 26 Books in 2015 - Fun and flexible reading challenge. Could challenge your students and create a huge graph in classroom to chart progress.

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, author of the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

One of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, she is taken from her home and sold to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha competing with a jealous rival. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion.

memoirs of a geisha bye arthur golden. { i've heard great things about this one. almost like escaping to another world }

'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden: The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. This book chronicles the fascinating life of Chiyo, who is sold to a geisha house, where she later becomes the star geisha, Sayuri. Excellent read and although not as good the movie was well worth seeing

I read this about 3 years ago and loved it. I was also amazed that Ang Lee could make it into a Movie. I would not have thought it possible. I also enjoyed the movie. It took awhile to adjust to the 3 D glasses, but I felt the 3D experience served this movie well.

The cover of Life of Pi, a 2001 novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. Another book cover by my talented brother.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Frank, Anne frank: The diary of a young girl. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is a book originally written in .

An interesting story about the Europeans colonizing in Africa. The point of view is from the tribes who are being forced into traditions that aren't theirs.

Things Fall Apart—the first volume of Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece The African Trilogy—tells two intertwining stories, both center

No other book I’ve read conveys passion more clearly than Like Water for Chocolate. It is the plot’s driving force, it is a character in and of itself, and it’s ultimately powerful enough to set whole towns ablaze.  Via: BU Culture Shock

Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate): A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel