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100 Must-Read Lesser-Known Classics

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Lucy Bird (The Western Frontier Library,

Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy by Michael Tucker,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802143628/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5Kjzsb04EASDTNZ7

Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food,Wine,and Love in Italy: Michael Tucker Jody recommended

Small Town Protector by Hope White  A wonderful story of suspense, love and faith set on the Washington coast.

Small Town Protector by Hope White A wonderful story of suspense, love and faith set on the Washington coast.

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

The Lace Reader: A Novel by Brunonia Barry (Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.)

The Lace Reader: A Novel by Brunonia Barry, was not what I expected. read it to the end

Everyone has a piece of God in them, she reminded herself, even a man hiding in the yard…..She had grown up with the understanding that slavery was wrong and must be opposed, but that had been all thoughts and words.  Now she must actually do something, though she did not know what. (141) Ahhh, those moments when you open a book, read the first page and realize ~ “finally, one I can sink my teeth into!”  Tracy Chevalier has written a beautiful novel of one woman’s journey from England to the…

Book Review: The Ambassador's Wife by Jennifer Steil

Top New Historical Fiction on Goodreads, January The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (author of Girl with a Pearl Earring & The Lady and the Unicorn)

Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams - Falling Blossom

Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams - Falling Blossom

Review: Rawness of South Dakota prairie life depicted in Wink’s novel ‘Meadowlark’ : Entertainment

Review: Rawness of South Dakota prairie life depicted in Wink’s novel ‘Meadowlark’ : Entertainment

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever   by Barbara Robinson, Judith Gwyn Brown (Illustrator) - Celebrate the spirit of the season with this funny, memorable, outrageous tale that's been a favorite of young readers since 1972 (people of all ages will find this book hillarious) -- and continues to be one of the best Christmas stories ever.

Celebrate the spirit of the season with this funny, memorable, outrageous tale that's been a favorite of young readers since 1972 (people of all ages will find this book hillarious) -- and continues to be one of the best Christmas stories ever.

A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote (The Huntington Library Classics) by Mary Hallock Foote et al., http://www.amazon.com/dp/0873280571/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QdLGvb0FMCGA8

A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote

PIONEER DAYS The story of two city girls who headed for the wilderness

Nothing Daunted

Mid-Hudson Library System -- Nothing daunted : the unexpected education of two society girls in the West / Dorothy Wickenden.

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