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This is a list of books used during a past Book Talk at one of the libraries

Books in Pairs
Bethany Branch Library, April 13, 2007 and Gere Branch Library, April 16, 2007
Vicki W.

Vicki presented a fascinating selection of books that work well when paired together -- books that add a little something to each other. A mixture of both Fiction and Non-Fiction titles!

Are You Up for an Epic?

TITLE Independent People
by Halldor Laxness

Pairs well with...

TITLE The Greenlanders
by Jane Smiley

Life Under the Ayatollah

TITLE Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi

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TITLE Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi [955.054 Naf]

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Movie: Ten
directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Getting Up in Arms About the Environment

TITLE Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver

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TITLE All Over Creation
by Ruth Ozeki

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Movie: The Real Dirt on Farmer Brown
directed by Taggart Siegel

What Were They Thinking???

TITLE Swimming to Antarctica
by Lynne Cox [797.21 Cox]

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TITLE Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer [796.522 Kra]

Tragic Talent

TITLE Autobiography of a Face
by Lucy Grealy [616.994 Gre]

Pairs well with...

TITLE Truth and Beauty
by Ann Patchett [616.994 Pat]

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Further Reading: Savage Beauty: A Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay
by Nancy Milford [B M591m]

How It All Happened

TITLE The 9/11 Commission Report
by The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States [973.931 Nat]

Pairs well with...

TITLE The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
by Sis Jacobsen and Ernie Colon [973.931 Jac]

Small Town Special

TITLE Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
by Michael Perry [917.75 Per]

Pairs well with...

TITLE The Lobster Chronicles
by Linda Greenlaw [B G838]

TITLE Stones From the River
by Ursula Hegi

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TITLE Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You
by Hanna Jansen [j Jansen]

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Movie: Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
directed by Errol Morris

The Normal, Extraordinary Life

TITLE A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
by Haven Kimmel [B K570]

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TITLE She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts From Mooreland, Indiana
by Haven Kimmel [B K570]

Surviving Your Childhood

TITLE The Liars Club: A Memoir
by Mary Karr [B K1392]

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TITLE Cherry
by Mary Karr [B K1392]

Do You Love the #1 Ladies Detective Agency?

TITLE Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
by Alexander McCall-Smith
The first volume featuring Isabel Dalhousie

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TITLE The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs
by Alexander McCall-Smith
The first volume featuring Professor VonIgelfeld

The Mind, From the Inside Out

TITLE Thinking in Pictures
by Temple Grandin [618.928 Gra]

Pairs well with...

TITLE In the Shadow of Memory
by Floyd Skloot [612.82 Skl]

Cultural Misunderstanding

Kingfishers Catch Fire
by Rumer Godden

TITLE The Romantics
by Pankaj Mishra