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    I'm looking for your favorite books, or favorite authors. I'm loading up my kindle with new stuff because.....well, because in three weeks (April 27 to be precise) I'm undergoing surgery to maybe, once and for all, repair the pressure sore that has been plaguing me for three years, now. This f course means a week in the hospital, then....yes...a six weeks minimum stay in a nursing home. (Then intensive physical therapy...but that's another story).

    It'll mean that I will have to be immobilized for weeks...so reading will be my only activity. I will have access to the web, some, but I don't know if that will mean I'll be able to watch movies (bandwith issues), but I know I can read...

    Anyway.... what/who do you recommend? I'm a voracious reader, will read or at least try almost anything, so all suggestions welcomed!

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    I need to get my old Kindle over here to the NH. It,s already full of great mysteries,
    which are my favorites. I like John Grisham a lot.
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    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and anything else she has written. This book has stayed w me.

    The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

    The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman

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    :) I loved the 5 book series "The Clan of the Cave Bear" by Auel. 2nd book "Valley of the Horses". I read all 5 but cannot remember the exact titles of the other three. One had Wooly Mamoth in the title.

    Not only is it a very good story but the author researched the ice age and cave men and it is very authenic in most parts.
    the main character Ayla is very compelling.

    Adding more prayers for you and Sally's bed sores to heal. Jeanie :)

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    If you like mysteries, I've heard good things about Ruth Rendell and enjoyed her novel A Sight for Sore Eyes (1998).

    I like anything by William Trevor or Elizabeth Bowen and often anything by Anita Brookner. Or Barbara Pym--for instance, Quartet in Autumn.

    The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald was good.

    Alice Munro's fiction is often on the dark side but I like her--for instance, Dear Life: Stories (2012).

    In nonfiction, Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenrech (2008).
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    I just finished -The Invention of Wings- by Sue Monke Kidd. (She wrote the secret life of bees book)
    Very good and very important book.

    I also read -The Muralist- by Shapiro? Also very good and very important.

    Both books have historical figures in them and both authors create a plot that emerges from known details of history. BOth books deal with serious issues but both show humans reaching for and finding their 'best selves'.

    I was so wrapped up in exciting plots I could not stop reading. They would both keep you. Occupied while you recover!

    Good luck to you.
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    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

    The Bible.
    "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

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    If you enjoy Historical fiction: World Without End and The Pillars of the Earth both by Ken Follett

    The Kent Family Chronicles (8 books in all) by John Jakes

    North and South Trilogy by John Jakes

    Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity A trilogy by Ken Follett
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia View Post
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    If you enjoy Historical fiction: World Without End and The Pillars of the Earth both by Ken Follett

    The Kent Family Chronicles (8 books in all) by John Jakes

    North and South Trilogy by John Jakes

    Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity A trilogy by Ken Follett
    You beat me to it! The john Jakes are some of the best I have ever read One of his best is the Crown Family Saga and the other is Californis Gold.

    Some of Dean Koontz Watchers comes to mind.

    And some of Stephen King's books and short stories are great. Who doesn't like Shawshank Redemption? Best short story I have ever read and I hate to admit this but I must have seen the movie 5 times. And the book IT is without a doubt the scariest book and movie I have ever seen/read.


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    A cat book I love, if you're not already familiar with it, is The Silent Miaow by Paul Gallico with photos by Suzanne Szasz. It came out a number of years ago and you've probably seen it but it might be a good thing to have along in case you're missing your fur critters.
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