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1000 Places To See Before You Die Patricia Schultz

Y

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married  Linda and Charlie Bloom

Y

2009 Writer’s Market

Y

4-Hour Work Week, The  timothy Ferriss

Y

Y

Y G

8 Secrets of Happily Married Men, The  Scott Haltzman

G

A Long Way Gone  Ishmael Beah
A Thousand Splendid Suns  Khaled Hosseini

Y

Y

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  Smith Betty

Y

2/13

A Walk On The Beach  Joan Anderson

Y

Y

A Year by The Sea  Joan Anderson

Y

Y

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man:  What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Committment  Steve Harvey
African American Book of Values (short stories) , The
America, America  Ethan Canin
American Indian Myths and Legends

Y

Anatomy of the Sea Dr David Ponsonby and Professor Georges Dussart

Y

Y C

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons  Lorna Landvik
Anna Karenina  Leo Tolstoy

Y

Art of Racing in the Rain, The  Garth Stein

Y

Art of War, The  Tun Tse

Y

Associate, The  John Grisham

Y

Atonement  Ian McEwan
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress  Dai Sijie
Bel Canto  Ann Patchett
Black Elk Speaks as told to John G. Neihardt John G. Neihardt

Y

Y

Blankets  Craig Thompson
Book of Peoples of the World (A Guide to Cultures)  Davis & Harrison
Book Thief, The  Markus Zusak

Y

Border Music  Robert James Waller
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The  John Boyne

Y

Breathing Lessons  Tyler Anne
Bridge of Sighs  Richard Russo
Broker, The  John Grisham

Y

Burning Bright  Tracy Chevalier
Cage of Stars  Mitchard Jacquelyn
Care of The Soul  Thomas Moore
Case For Faith, The  Lee Storbel

Y

Celebrating Christmas with Jesus (An Advent Devotional) Max Lucado

Y

Y

Ceremony Leslie marmon Silko

Y

Y

Christian Imagination, The

Y

City of Sorcery  Zimmer Bradley Marion
Collected Poetry of Dorothy Parker, The

Y

Y

Cowboys Are My Weakness  Pam Houston

Y

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky

2/13

Crow Lake  Mary Lawson
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The  Haddon Mark

Y

Da Vinci Code, The  Dan Brown

Y

Developing Solutions with MS Infopath  Halstead, Mandava and Blain

Y

Devil in the White City, The  Lawson Erik
Doctor’s Wife, The  Elizabeth Brundage
Don Quixote, Part One, The Ingenious Hidalgo de la Mancha Miquel de Cervantes Saavedra

Y

Y

Down the Commons  Ann Baer
Dream When You’re Feeling Blue  Elizabeth Berg

Y

Dreams From My Father  Barack Obama

Y

Ethan Frome  Edith Wharton
Every Day I Love You More (just not today)  Nancy Shulins
Eye Contact  Cammie McGovern
Eyewitness Companions-Scuba Diving (Techniques, Equipment, Marine Life, Dive Sites)  Halls and Krestovnikoff

Y

Falls the Shadow  Sharon Kay Penman
Find Your Strongest Lift:  What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently  Marcus Buckingham
First, Break All The Rules  Marcus Buckingham

Y

Five People You Meet In Heaven, The  Mitch Albom

Y

Flabbergasted  Ray Blackston
For One More Day  Mitch Albom
Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart  Stu Weber
Friday Night Knitting Club, The  Kate Jacobs

Y

Galileo’s Daughter (CD)

Y

Garden Spells  Allen Sarah Addison

Y

Getting Mother’s Body  Suzan-Lori Parks

Y

Gilead  Marilynne Robinson
Girl with a Pearl Earring, The  Tracy Chevalier
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Glass Castle, The  Jeannette Walls
GO Put Your Strengths To Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance  Marcus Buckingham
God Grew Tired of Us  John Bul Dau, Michael S Sweeney

Y

Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread, The  Don Robertson
Growing Up Country:  Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl  Carol Bedensteiner

Y

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The  Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Had Enough?  James Carville
Handmaid’s Tale, The  Atwood  Margaret
Heart and Soul  Maee Binchy
Heart of a Tender Warrior, The  Stu Weber
History of Love, The  Nicole Krauss
Home to Big Stone Gap  Adriana Trigiani
Hours, The  Michael Cunningham
How to Shit in the Woods, An environmentally sound approach to a lost art Kathleen Meyer

Y

Y

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Y

Y

Husband, The  Koontz Dean
I Feel Bad About My Neck  Nora Ephron

Y

If Love Were All  Judith Henry Wall
Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah  Richard Bach
In Memory of Running  Ron McLarty

Y

Y

In The Spirit of Crazy Horse  Peter Matthiessen
Indian Campfire Tales W.S. Phillips

Y

Y

Jew is Not My Enemy, The  Tarek Fatah
Jungle, The  Upton Sinclair
Kite Runner, The  Khaled Hosseini
Leap of Faith  Queen Noor
Learning SQL  Alan Beaulieu

Y

Left to Tell:  Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust  Immaculee Ilibaginza, Steve Erwin
Lemon Jelly Cake, The  Smith Madeline Babcock
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name  Vendela Vida
Life of Pi  Yann Martel

Y

Y

Locking Arms in Strength in Character through Friendships  Stu Weber
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits  Ayelet Waldman
Love in the Time of Cholera  Marquez Gabriel Garcia
Lovely Bones, The  Alice Sebold
Loving Frank  Nancy Horan
Man Whisperer, The  Rick Johnson

Y

March  Geraldine Brooks
Marley & Me  Albom Mitch
Memory Keeper’s Daughter, The  Kim Edwards
Memory of Water  Karen White
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Y

Merle’s Door Lessons from a Freethinking Dog  Ted Kerasote
Middlesex  Jeffrey Eugenides
Mister Pip  Lloyd Jones
Moche Warrior, The Lyn Hamilton

2/13

MSAccess Inside Out Version 2002

Y

My Sister’s Keeper  Jodi Picoult

Y

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The

Y

Y

Nineteen Minutes  Jodi Picoult

Y

Not Just the Levees Broke Phyllis Montana-Leblanc

2/13

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The  Alexander McCall Smith
Now, Discover Your Strengths  Marcus Buckingham
O’ Clouds, Unfold:  Clara Uleland and Her Family

Y

Oive Kitteridge  Elizabeth Strout
One Thing You Need to Know, The  Marcus Buckingham
Opposing Viewpoints:  Hate Groups

Y

Other Boleyn Girl, The  Philippa Gregory
Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men

Y

Peace Like a River  Leif Enger

Y

Peony in Love  Lisa See
Pigs in Heaven  Barbara Kingsolver
Plain Truth  Jodi Piccult
Poet’s Market, The

Y

Point Man  Steve Farrar
Portrait of a Lady, The  Henry James
Portuguese English Translastion Dictionary

Y

Pride and Prejudice  Austen Jane
Push Not the River  James Conroyd Martin
Reading Lolita in Tehran  Azar Nafisi
Restoring Hope
Riding Lessons  Sara Gruen

Y

Rules for Writers

Y

San Domingo, The Medicine Hat Stallion Marguerite Henry

Y

Y

Sarah’s Key  Tatiana de Rosnay
Seabiscuit  Laura Hillenbrand

Y

Second Silence, The  Eileen Goudge
Secret of a Man’s Soul, The  John Eldridge

Y

Shadow of the Wind, The  Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Shout Down the Moon  Tucker Lisa
Sight Hound  Pam Houston
Skipping Christmas  John Grisham

Y

Y

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan  Lisa See

Y

Space Between Us, The  Thrity Umrigar
Start Where You Are:  Life Lessons in the Pursuit of Happyness  Chris Gardner
Story of Edgar Sawtelle, The  David Wroblewski

Y

Sugar Queen, The  Allen Sarah Addison
Summerhouse, The  Jude Deveraux
Sweet Potato Queen’s Book of Love, The  Conner Browne Jill
Tao of Pooh, The  Benjamin Hoff

Y

Tender Warrior  Stu Weber
The Mermaid’s Chair  Kidd  Sue Monk

Y

The Middle Place  Kelly Corrigan
The Namesake  Jhumpa Lahiri
The Rest of Her Life  Laura Moriarty
The Sea, The Sea  Iris Murdoch
The Secret Life of Bees, The  Sue Monk Kidd

Y

G

The Shack  Wm. Paul Young

Y

Y G

The Thirteenth Tale  Diane Setterfield
The Year of Magical Thinking  Joan Didion
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Y

Their Jihad … Not my Jihad  Raheel Raza
Then We Came to the End  Joshua Ferris
Thomas Hardy, The Time-Torn Man Claire Tomalin

2/13

Those Who Save Us  Jenna Blum
Three Cups of Tea  Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Y

G

Three Junes  Julia Glass
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Sogyal Rinpoche

Y

Y

Time Traveler’s Wife, The  Audrey Niffenegger
Totally Tangled Sandy Steen Barholomew

Y

Y

Translator, The  Hari Daoud

Y

G

True Love  Robert Fulghum
Truth About You, The  Marcus Buckingham
Tuesdays With Morrie  Mitch Albom

Y

Twilight  Stephenie Meyer

Y

Vintage Surfing Jim Heimann

Y C

Walden Henry David Thoreau

Y

Walden and Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau

2/13

Waltzing the Cat  Pam Houston

Y

Water for Elephants  Sara Gruen

Y

We Are All The Same Jim Wooten

2/13

Weekend Novelist, The Robert J Ray

Y

White Ghost Girls  Alice Greenway
Why you’re Still Single (Things your friends would tell you if you promised not to get mad)  Katz & Holmes

Y

Wild At Heart  John Eldridge

Y L

Wild Bill Hickok A.M. Anderson

Y

World Without End  Ken Follett
Woven on the Wind Hasselstrom, Collier & Curtis

2/13

Writer’s Home Companion, The  Joan Bolker

Y

Writing Articles From The Heart  Marjorie Holmes

Y

Writing for Quick Cash  Lorian Hoff Oberli

Y

G = Gifted my copy               L = Loaned my copy             C = purchased as craft supply

Last update:  February 23, 2013

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