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Tulipomania

Tulipomania by Mike Dash Non-fiction suggested by Romy 1630’s Netherlands speculation on tulip bulbs runs rampant until single flowers were being sold for more than the cost of a house.

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Unsheltered

Unsheltered: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver Fiction suggested by Shirley Two families, now and in the 1870s, living in the same structurally unsound brick house and facing the challenges of a changing society. Per Amazon, from the back cover – How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end […]

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West with the Night

West with the Night by Beryl Markham Non-fiction from Patti Female friend of Isak Dinesen. Autobiography. Africa

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Winds of War

Winds of War by Herman Wouk Fiction from Verna Pre WWII Historical novel. Film series also available

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Wine of Solitude

Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemerovsky Fiction from Janet Follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy, unhappy child into a strong willed young woman.

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Wolf Totem

Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong (aka Lu Jiamin) Fiction from Terry Historical Fiction. Life in northern China.

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Women Rowing North

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher Non-fiction suggested by Janet From Amazon – Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow […]

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Women Talking

Women Talking by Miriam Toews Fiction suggested by Shirley From Amazon: One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming […]

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World is Flat

World is Flat by Thomas Friedman Non-fiction from Verna Underdeveloped world and developed world are closer than ever before. 420pp

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The World Until Yesterday

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond Non-fiction from Terry Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other ancient societies have adapted and evolved for nearly 6 million years. Drawing conclusions from their traditional way of life, he explains how we can learn and solve universal human problems like elder care, […]