2007 NCHS Faculty Book Club Archives

Dec. 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Call Number: F H677k 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years-from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding-that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them. [Description from WorldCat.org]
Nov. 2007 Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations--One School at a Time Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations–One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
Sept. 2007 We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel, by Lionel Shriver
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
Aug. 2007 A Woman's Place: A Novel A Woman’s Place: A Novel, by Lynn N. Austin
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
July 2007

The Road

Call Number: F M333c 2006

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food–and each other. [Description from WorldCat.org]
June 2007

The Alchemist

Call Number: F C645p 1993

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. [Description from WorldCat.org]
May 2007 Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir, by Richard M. Cohen
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
April 2007 The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, by Sidney Poitier
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March 2007 Flags of our Fathers Flags of our Fathers, by James Bradley and Ron Powers
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Feb. 2007 Broken for You Broken for You, by Stephanie Kallos
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Jan. 2007

Blue Water

Call Number: F A573a 2006

Blue Water, by A. Manette Ansay
Megan loses her “miracle” son in a car accident caused by a woman she was friends with back in high school, Cindy Ann, now a divorced mother with a drinking problem. Demoralized by the lawsuits they’ve brought against Cindy Ann and unable to resume their old lives, Megan and her husband set off on a sailboat for ports unknown. Ansay also avoids the predictable and heads into the mythic with dramatic revelations of the wildness of the ocean and the human psyche as she portrays a sisterhood of women at sea nursing secret sorrows, and charts a cathartic reconciliation as two grieving families try to regain their spiritual bearings. [Description from Booklist]

 

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