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I like all of Barbara Kingsolver's books.  My favorite two are "The Bean Trees" and "Pigs in Heaven".

I read both at least once a year.

 

I am currently reading "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards.

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You've convinced me. I'll download it from my library. I remember streets being paved by WPA workers. It was a great program, or so I was told, & led to many of our bridges, bldgs., etc being built.
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I'm so glad you're enjoying this wonderful book.  I finished it a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I love historical fiction.  You still manage to learn something.  I never knew about the WPA program.  I had heard of the coal miners of Kentucky and of the lung disease they suffered.  This book was hard to put down.

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I am enjoying the most interest book written by Mary Gabriel about a woman with

a hell-raising history.  Among many other things, she was the first woman to ran

for President.  She and her sister were the first women to open an office on Wall Street. Her life was like a live soap opera. She was ahead of her time and perhaps ahead of our own.

The title is Notorious Victoria. It is well research and rich in Victorian history.

I think men would find it as interesting as women do.

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Just started reading Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.

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"Race Against Time" by Jerry Mitchell. Investigation into the murders of James Chaney, Medgar Evers and the 16th Church bombing in a effort to make those responsible accountable for their crimes.

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I am currently reading J.K. Rowling's, "The Casual Vacancy". It's better than it's title.  And it's worth reading if you like to try to understand a little something about human interactions and maybe why we humans treat each other the way we do. Very interesting.

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I am currently reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. The book is set in 1939 in rural Kentucky. There aren't any libraries and books are tremendously scarce. The people in this book are barely making it and most go hungry everyday. Eleanor Roosevelt, as part of the WPA program, has set up a program that will bring books to people who live in rural Kentucky. The key figure is a woman with blue skin. This is based mostly on facts. I haven't finished the book but will very soon. It is hard to put it down. Highly recommend the book.

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CORRECTION- KNON 89.3 IS BASED IN DALLAS, NOT FORT WORTH.
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Downloaded & now reading Killers of theFlower Moon.  Thanks for recommendation.  Now will download The Clockmaker's Daughter.

 

I'll never catch up with my reading.

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