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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
A Fine White Dust - Cynthia Rylant I constantly shop at goodwill and used-book stores for books for my son, who is currently 6.5, so sometimes I go ahead and buy books that look good for later and then pre-read them. I like Cynthia Rylant, who is eye-poppingly prolific and this is a good story. A boy who is ripe for idolizing someone falls for an itinerant preacher who wanders into his small town. Ultimately, the preacher lets him down and he realizes that his family and friends mean more to him than some stranger no matter how charismatic that stranger is. I'm not sure this would be a high-priority read for my son, given how many books there are out there, but it was pretty good.