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Author: Picard

Soldier Girls

Soldier Girls Helen Thorpe, August 5th, 2014 More women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan than in any other conflict in our nation’s history, and today they compose about 15 percent of the armed services. Soldier Girls follows the experiences of three women in the Indiana National Guard — one a young college student, one a single mother, and one a grandmother — who chose to enlist for different reasons, never expecting they would go to war. Get On Amazon Meeting Scheduled on April 24th Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Google Books Reviews HBO Miniseries with Elaine from...

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson, Published October 21st, 2014 A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. … Get On Amazon Meeting Scheduled on June 26th Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) New York Times Review Goodreads Community...

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Ove it or Hate it

A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman  Originally Published 2012 Get ready for some wincing sincerity and affectingly flinty performances in this Swedish take on the Grand Torino that is everyone’s favorite to win this years foreign film Oscar. The critics definitely agree that Ove is a many splendid thing and that Ove lifts you up where you belong. If you’re fretting about how to pronounce the main characters name, STOP in the name of Ove, there’s a pronunciation video down below. February’s MFBC book club is fast approaching, get reading or time will be Ove before you know it:)...

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The Righteous

The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes Of The Holocaust Sir Martin Gilber, Published 1978 A definitive history of the Jews of Europe during World War II. “He weaves the cold facts with the nightmarish oral histories into a masterly chronological narrative”.–Peter Hay, Los Angeles Times Book Review. Get On Amazon Meeting Scheduled on January 23 Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Author Website Guardian Review Author...

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Those Who Saved Us

Those Who Saved Us Jenna Blum, Published July 2004 Blum’s spare imagery is nightmarish and intimate, imbuing familiar panoramas of Nazi atrocity with stark new power. –Publishers Weekly Get On Amazon Meeting Not Definitively Scheduled Yet Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Reader's Guide at The Author's Site Historical Novels Review LitLovers Reading Guide Random House Teacher's...

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