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great story about Ireland/Northern Ireland

Book: Trinity, by Leon Uris. This is one of Laura's favorite books! A sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom.

The Language of Flowers: started and finished it yesterday. Riveting, and beautifully written relationships. Plus, it totally validated my obsession with daffodils :)

The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude.

Mary and O'Neil by Justin Cronin - pognant & beautiful

Mary and O’Neil frequently marveled at how, of all the lives they might have led, they had somehow found this one together. When they met at the Philadelphia high school where they’d come to teach… read more at Kobo.

The Stranger

Camus - The Stranger

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel/Téa Obreht

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht. This is tale of a young doctor in the aftermath of the Balkan War who needs desperately to make sense of her grandfather's death. With the help of the legend of the tiger's wife, she may find it.

Those who do not weep, do not see. ~Victor Hugo  Do we have enough tears for this?

Do we have enough tears for this?

Illustration of Cosette from Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. This image was used on posters promoting the musical version of Les Misérables.

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Awesome book, and I'm not that much of a Stephen King fan! But I was a JFK fan! Wrote about him in college, JFK that is.

World Without End, read after Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follet

Ken Follett - World Without End ~I liked this as much as Pillars. It had a lot of action, plenty of drama, and life-decisions made by the main characters that frustrated me at times but made for a very entertaining read.

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossi

Pillars of the Earth (Hardcover)

What makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time--the twelfth century; the place--feudal England; and the subject--the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail.