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A Book to Read and Love: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

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A short summary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Love triangles and other superstitions.

Questions to ponder while reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: How do you woo a girl?
What do you think of Ichabod?
My thoughts about reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Halloween classic.
Way better than the Disney version.
Should we always root for the underdog?


A Book to Read and Love: The Hangman's Daughter - Oliver Pötzch

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A short summary of The Hangman's Daughter: Magdalena and the mystery of the witch.

Questions to ponder while reading The Hangman's Daughter: How much does superstition guide your judgment?
Can someone be pure evil?

My thoughts about The Hangman's Daughter: An engrossing mystery.
Well researched history.
Lots and lots of details.

A Book to Read and Love: The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid

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A short summary of The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Pakistani's change of heart.

Questions to ponder while reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Have you ever been disenchanted?
Where do you feel at home?
My thoughts about The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A look at the struggle between two cultures.
Empathy is the key to understanding.
Can we ever bridge this gap?

A Book to Read and Love: Elizabeth Street - Laurie Fabiano

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A short summary of Elizabeth Street: Giovanna and the Black Hand.

Questions to ponder while reading Elizabeth Street: Has the immigrant's story ever been easy?
What would you do for your child?
My thoughts about Elizabeth Street: Based on a true story!
New York can be an unkind place.
A great tale to get involved in.

A Book to Read and Love: Three Daughters - Consuelo Saah Baehr

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A short summary of Three Daughters: Living in Palestine, a matrilineal story.

Questions to ponder while reading Three Daughters: Do you feel connected to your heritage?
Are you bound by traditions?
My thoughts about Three Daughters: A long saga.
A lot of history.
A bit over-the-top with sexual details.

A Book to Read and Love: Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trial - Ben Montgomery

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A short summary of Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The story of the first woman to walk the Appalachian Trail.

Questions to ponder while reading Grandma Gatewood's Walk: Have you ever wanted to do something crazy?
How far can you walk?
My thoughts about Grandma Gatewood's Walk: I am completely inspired.
I too love the woods.
I admire that she did this simply because she wanted to.


A Book to Read and Love: The Bloodletter's Daughter - Linda Lafferty

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A short summary of The Bloodletter's Daughter: The curing of Don Julius

Questions to ponder while reading The Bloodletter's Daughter: Have you ever believed in the wrong person?
What are the duties of a mother?
My thoughts about The Bloodletter's Daughter: An easy story to engage in.
Historical fiction at its most fun.
I, too, am intrigued by the Voynich Manuscript.