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Numerous articles have been …. Mary Leadbeater's letters tell the stories of real people from the village of Ballitore at the beginning of the 19th Century. Giving us an insight into the life of a remarkable woman, who wrote constantly about the …. Achill - the largest island in Ireland, an inspiration to writers and artists for its wild Atlantic shorelines and its wide open spaces - and a place where men once raced up mountains to win a wife. The Borza and Fusco families moved from the Lazio region of Italy to Ireland and set up very successful fish and chip shops in Parnell Street, Artane ….

In , Tom Crean was part of one of the greatest adventure stories ever told when he joined Ernest Shackleton's Expedition to the Antarctic. However, Dubliner Kevin McClory is rarely a name that …. In , Iceland legalised abortion making it the first Western nation to create what we might now recognise as an abortion legalisation policy. He was …. People were shocked to discover that instead of returning to Ireland he travelled to Iraq to …. The season has kicked off in Knockbrack Cricket Club, members welcome their rivals, dressed head to toe in white, to join them in a game which still ….

You rip out the seats and …. Music in the s was the form of articulation of a generation that was changing things and was quite aware that it was changing things. Flower …. A radio documentary about a self-confessed 'Irish Vagabond' Tony Sheridan. In his turbulent and rich life he has worked with the Beatles, entertained ….

During troubled times of grief and sorrow, the undertaker's job is to put the family at ease, guide them through the funeral and help them say goodbye to their loved ones. What type of person goes into the burying …. We meet Ray's family, track his …. Take a step back to the 's and ramble through the narrow streets of Wexford town where its rich and vibrant history can be stumbled upon at every turn. Over the centuries, the people of this medieval town have borne ….

Every personal name has a story - In this radio documentary, we go behind the top Irish baby name lists and see a fascinating portrait of a changing country. In , Edna Lavilla Haynes died from a backyard abortion. More than sixty years later, Edna's granddaughter looks for clues as to what happened. What …. Back in the days when air fares were unattainable high.

America literally seemed like a million miles away and so in , Norris Davidson headed off on a journey of a lifetime. An adventure to Boston and back in just …. Using interviews of neighbours, family and friends - this documentary tells the story of those …. This first of two documentaries explains the rise in power of the senator from Wisconsin.

Five years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the Saipan sporting controversy Irish people still felt as divided as they did back in They were finding it very hard to get over it! It is thought that cidermaking in Ireland stretches back years, the religious orders were instrumental in its early production. In the 19th century, cidermaking became a business of some importance, although the …. One day three people in different parts of the world went online, the meet in a chat room, they talk with each other, it will change their lives forever.

Ballroom dancing enjoyed a revival during the s in dancehalls all over the country, especially in the west. People flocked to their local community halls to listen to music which brought back memories of youth and …. In , Cliff Richard, the favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest was pipped to the post by Spanish singer, year-old Massiel.

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The burning is equivocated in the minds of Cork people with …. The Fastnet biennial race challenges the most experienced sailors as the unpredictable weather means it is one of the most dangerous races in the world. The race has an air of trepidation as the last time it took …. The hidden story of that night is how the Republic of Ireland put its neutrality at risk by sending its firemen to help …. What are the chances of striking gold in your own backyard? What if your discovery turns out to be priceless? In , Michael Webb and his son, also …. Only one person ever came close - her name was Violet Gibson and she was ….

With most of the children bedridden, they amused themselves with shadow plays, fairy tales and their books. For some, …. He fought in the Vietnam War and for his bravery was awarded the prestigious Navy Cross medal. Just weeks later, the 23 year …. The 12th of May , Jackie Mann was snatched off the streets of Beirut and disappeared as if the earth had swallowed him up. He was taken hostage by terrorists and held for days. His wife, Sunnie Mann, campaigned …. A multi-award winning documentary. In , schoolgirl Leanne Wolfe took her own life.

The morning of her funeral, her older sister discovered …. On the 16th of November , armed men broke into the University of Central America, pulled people from their beds, and shot them dead. The victims …. Holly and Declan are a young couple addicted to technology, and in particular their smartphones.

The ancient fishing village of Claddagh was once a self-governing community with its own elected King, who commanded the fishing fleet and upheld the …. In particular, he looks back at the Cricket World Cup when the Irish cricket team …. Following liberation, five orphaned children from Belsen concentration camp were brought to Ireland by Dr Bob Collis and adopted by Irish families.

Born in Dublin in , this documentary takes a tour of the Northside of the city, tracing his life. With contributions from family, friends and …. Garda John Wilson awoke one night to find a rat tied to the front door of his home. He was shocked but not surprised - John Wilson is a Garda …. Three Irish explorers set off on a 6-month expedition to The Arctic. How do they prepare physically and mentally, and what do they need to do to keep frostbite at bay?

What links exist between The Arctic and Ireland? Does your soul need saving? If so, John Purcell is the man for the job. A born-again evangelical preacher and a member of the travelling community, …. In , following campaigns by animal rights groups and local communities, new licensing laws were introduced to protect the welfare of horses.

Soon after, …. Chris Doris spent 40 days and 40 nights camped out on top of Croagh Patrick. January 1st , Fr. Conifrey led a march through Mohill, County Leitrim, in which demonstrators shouted "down with jazz" and "out with paganism" and called on the government to close the dance halls and ban all …. In Vincent Blackwell was strangled and killed, he was 8 years old.

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At the age of 38 Thomas MacDonagh was executed for his part in the Rising. This documentary explores his role in shaping Modern Ireland through …. James Montgomery was the first Irish Film Censor between and Drawing on his memoirs this documentary details the life of one of Ireland's …. Patrick O'Connell was a superstar and a cheat. First Irish captain at Man.

Utd; a manager who saved Barcelona FC. This Dubliner's soccer story is of passion, bribery and bigamy: he married two women with the same name …. Over the course of last Christmas Eve, an incredible series of events took place on a remote farm in Co. Wexford involving Santa Claus, his reindeers …. An examination of the art of busking. Dick Warner speaks to musicians on the streets of Dublin about the life of a busker.

They describe the highs and lows of the job, including travelling around the country and …. An investigation into the ICP, a firm in America and Ireland that tests new drugs on volunteer healthy humans, before being used on people with …. Irish writer William Trevor passed away on Nov 20th To mark his passing we revisit his most well known short story, which was later adapted into a TV film, and which led to teenage obsession that just won't go ….

The story of Christine and Dominic Meenagh; a visually impaired couple. Their son Declan is also visually impaired. They go through their daily routines and the history of their health and disability. Christine works …. We Irish think we handle death better than most. They want to explore death in a ….

A look at the struggles for men and women on social welfare. In fact, he didn't just prey, he murdered. The question is how …. On Nov 5th , the ESB erected the first pole of rural electrification. This was the beginning of a promise to bring electricity to every home in …. The Documentary On One team selects extracts and short documentaries from their online archive to mark the spookiest night of the year. From being buried alive to making your own coffin.

Bodysnatchers who are snatched …. Katie Cooke is from Dublin. At age 9 she developed epilepsy and suffers about 15 seizures every day. Since leaving hospital at 17 in a wheelchair, she has used running to help her recovery and deal with her illness. She …. A Hollywood movie tells the story about Irish soldiers besieged in Congo in the s. Some years earlier, radio producer, Tom McGuire spoke to ….

The unravelling of a story of an orphaned Irish boy lost in South Africa in the s, who it's told was cared for by a local tribe, until he was …. The seanachai or storyteller has been part of the Irish folk tradition for years. Down in …. Kidnapping has had a devastating effect on families in Ireland for decades. This documentary looks at cases of men and women in Northern Ireland and in the South, who have gone missing. Often the mystery remains …. When Gardai entered a chalet on Mayo's Northwest coast in April , they found a scene of desperation and solitude.

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The history of cursing stones in counties Mayo and Sligo. There are many superstitions relating to the stones going back to pagan times. It is said that no matter how many people count the stones, they will come up …. Mountjoy Prison in Dublin is the oldest prison in Ireland. In this documentary an ex-convict gives an account of the everyday routine for the ….

But where does the sport in …. The development …. The story of the author Anna Maria Hall; born in Dublin in She moved to the U. K in and married Samuel Carter-Hall, often publishing under the name of Mrs. Anna joined Samuel in travelling …. In , a group of women fled Belfast, with their children, to take refuge in Glenstal Abbey. They came from trauma and violence to an exclusive …. A look at Mariculture in Ireland in Tracing the history of the culture in Ireland from salmon farms and mussel markets to the development of …. People think they know Clare senior hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald because of what they see during the game of sport, but what about before and ….

The highest risk group in Irish road deaths: young rural drivers. We visit Co. Teenagers who show …. He was a regular visitor to his Irish relations in Ardboe, …. Kathriona Devereux has inherited a small hotel in Clogheen, Co. But the hotel has been closed since her childhood. To mark the beginning of the Olympics in Rio, a documentary on a group of people who listen to the events more than watch them: TV Sport sound designers. They use their skills to enhance the pictures but sometimes add …. From Dublin and Ballycastle, Co.

Antrim, he was …. In the 's the Irish state secretly recruited its own native executioner. Counted as one of Ireland's great historical mysteries, the true identity of this Irish hangman has never been revealed. Margaret Kearney Taylor was a woman who kept many secrets. She was known as the Irishwoman who ran an elegant tearoom in Madrid, Spain for more than fifty years.

But she was also was part of a network which helped …. He was born into an aristocratic family in Waterford and met …. But in those dreams were ended when Emma suffered an accident when a horse fell on her, paralysing from the waist …. Mining hotspots like West Cork were dying — emigration to America seemed the only choice. However, just 4yrs later, on a union strike …. The entire country came to a standstill and ….

Cathy Moorehead opens up the door of her home to reveal an exceptional experience shared by just a very, very small group of people. Cathy is a …. In an accountant came across a tiny chimpanzee tied to a tree in a rural village in the West African state of Sierra Leone. Its mother had been killed by hunters, and the accountant and his wife decided to rescue …. In , a beautiful year old tall ship; The Astrid was shipwrecked off the coast of Kinsale, Co. Disaster was averted, as all 30 crew …. Referred to the European Court of Justice, the outcome ….

Amas and Ammar Al-Kadry are two Syrian brothers who put themselves in the hands of ruthless people-smugglers to escape their war-torn country. From the deserts of Algeria to lawless Libyan towns and rickety …. A story of emigration and sport. Jack Dowling survived an orphanage in Waterford and an industrial school in Cork.

He moved to the UK to work in the …. The landlady who …. Astonishing and largely unknown, this is the story of how the Irish Rising provided a blue print for one of the first armed uprisings of its …. A detailed investigation leads to …. With a sung narration performed by Mick Flannery, this documentary delves into the life of an Irishman who lived in England. In , Patrick Folens …. In February St. When artist Alan Counihan heard about the personal possessions that people with mental health problems left in ….

For two reasons. The count took a full six days — and before the …. Michael Kealy tells the story of Grace, a Drogheda woman who emigrated to America in the mids in search of a new life. However, in , whilst homeless on the streets of New York, she froze to death in the alcove ….

Gary was a boxing manager from Cork, who risked over 20 years in prison to smuggle amateur Olympic and world champion boxers out of Fidel …. Since , Joanie Madden Cherish the Ladies has organised a Caribbean cruise with a difference — over seven days she brings together dozens of Irish musicians, dancers and storytellers from all over the world - and …. In the Republic of Ireland soccer team played in their first ever world cup finals. RTE Sports, John Kenny re-lives the games at Italia 90 where a country began to believe in itself and perhaps laid the foundations ….

An Irish surgeon's medical adventures in Africa involving Coca Cola gas, home-made fuses and a hotline to the Electricity Supply company. Emer Horgan …. Matthew has been hooked on Star Wars …. Two sisters in one Dublin family joined convents, one in Canada, one in Leitrim. Then both women left religious life. Now, 50 …. We look back to that other papal visit in , and how — all because of an attack of the poisonous yellow weed ragwort - dairy farmer Terry ….

Sam grew up in Tipperary and has battled injury, self doubt and the …. An Irish nurse in Saudi Arabia records her life on her phone. She and her partner …. April , earthquakes in the Asian country of Nepal result in over 8, deaths. Half a million homes lost. Tim Desmond travels to see the …. Only problem? Last time Joe spoke Irish was …. We follow bands from Dublin, Cork …. Rachel Breslin is desperate to find a way around the spiralling rents that are being charged for Dublin property.

And she thinks she has hit on the …. After seven years of trying to have a baby, Dublin couple Rachel and Daniel have decided to try to complete their family through the emotionally …. The River Sullane runs from the mountains between County Cork and …. Ireland has a long link with Africa after allocated millions of euro in foreign-aid over the past decades. Rodney Rice travels to one region that is being developed with help from the Irish Government, professionals and …. This Co-Op encouraged farmers to process and ….

In and two fishing trawlers sank at the exact same spot off the coast of Donegal with the loss of 11 lives. Damien O'Reilly charts the progress of the St. This is a classic who dunnit story? When Islamic manuscripts came up for private sale around Europe in - that questions began to arise. Those questions led a path back to the Chester Beatty library in Dublin and to …. For 4 decades, Major General Hugh Tudor, avoided publicity whilst living a careful quiet life in the shadows. But he lived in fear all his life - for ….

She meets people who are looking for love, asking for help, telling him their most intimate hopes and fears - all …. Skilled workers and fishermen speak of their experience of working in the fishing industry and why hundreds …. This award winning documentary begins in when Pat Kenny recorded with a group of young men from inner city Dublin. Pat returned again in and then in , Ciaran Cassidy revisited them to find out how their …. An award winning documentary telling the story of a company of Irish troops who in came under siege at the isolated post of Jadotville, Congo ….

Long before the civil partnership bill, were these lovers - two upper-class Anglo-Irish women from Kilkenny - the first ever …. Christmas morning , a devastating fire destroys St. Mel's Cathedral in the heart of Longford town. A unique view inside the Irish direct provision system through the eyes of two 13yr old girls, asylum seekers awaiting their fate from the state.

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Celebrating the milestones of life the non-religious way, Humanist ceremonies are currently seeing a boom as Ireland's secular population grows. Aoife Kavanagh steps inside the political campaign of Brendan Boyle as he attempts to become the only American State Congressman with an Irish born …. On the 25th anniversary of his release from prison, Paddy Armstrong of the Guildford Four visits London and Guildford with his wife.

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Often described as the worst form of human suffering, loneliness can affect anyone and any person of any age. Producer P. P McGuire traces the reasons why people feel lonely. In this documentary, people living with …. We go behind the doors of the Irish …. The sudden disappearance of their man, Reinhart, persuades Astrid that something treacherous and terrible is truly afoot on the island. If they cannot discover whether their deadly foe be head hunters, exotic beasts, ghosts, vampires or their odd, secretive host, their island holiday could become something far more perilous, indeed.

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The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, P. I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world! Set in a small Alabama train stop town in the s, this gem of a book almost could have been shelved as just another light romantic comedy. Various women's voices tell anecdotes of Whistle Stop, as the chapters jump back and forth through time. We hear from Mrs.

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Among revelations big and small, Fannie Flagg mixes direct and empowering confrontations with racism, sexism, and ageism with the colorful and endearing language of the depression-era South and the cafe's recipes for grits, collard greens, and, of course, fried green tomatoes. Pet Sematary by Stephen King. As a family, they've got it all But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth -- more terrifying than death itself First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights -- the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners -- Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor.

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These are not times for a domestic idyll or emotional bliss, and Zhivago sees man's simplest aspirations to a normal human life hopelessly frustrated. Chocolat by Joanne Harris. Greeted as "an amazement of riches White Oleander by Janet Fitch. Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, WHITE OLEANDER tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, who's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes--each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned--becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.

Christi W. Carrie by Stephen King. A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.

Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is Kristin K. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. After many ages, it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday, he disapeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a And worse, he's angered a few of them.

Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true chief; he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; an unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved to reclaim her life by cooking, in the span of a single year, every one of the recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life--lived with gusto. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the great voices in the history of American literature, is best known today for his novels, but during his lifetime his fame stemmed primarily from his prolific achievements as one of America's most gifted short story writers.

Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, unable to stop time. We follow his story set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in , into the twenty-first century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a time traveler's tale of the people and places Benjamin Button bumps into along the way, the loves he loses and finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Included in this volume is F. Scott Fitzgerald's provocative story, as well as Eric Roth's stunning screenplay, a bold re-imagining of this classic tale. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart.

John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life. What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen.

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Cujo by Stephen King. A cute family dog turns into a vicious family killer in King's canine classic. Cujo is so well-paced and scary that people tend to read it quickly, so they mostly remember the scene of the mother and son trapped in the hot Pinto and threatened by the rabid Cujo, forgetting the multifaceted Cujo is so well-paced and scary that people tend to read it quickly, so they mostly remember the scene of the mother and son trapped in the hot Pinto and threatened by the rabid Cujo, forgetting the multifaceted story in which that scene is embedded.

This is definitely a novel that rewards re-reading. When you read it again, you can pay more attention to the theme of country folk vs. Bernard yes, the breed choice is just right infected by a brain-destroying virus that makes it into a monster; and the way the "daylight burial" of the failed ad campaign is reflected in the sunlit Pinto that becomes a coffin. And how significant it is that this horror tale is not supernatural: it's as real as junk food, a failing marriage, a broken-down car, or a fatal virus.

The Stand by Stephen King. Arguably the greatest horror novel ever written by the greatest horror novelist, this is a true Modern Classic that was first published in , and then re-published in , complete and unabridged, with , words cut from the first edition restored, and now accompanied by unusual and Arguably the greatest horror novel ever written by the greatest horror novelist, this is a true Modern Classic that was first published in , and then re-published in , complete and unabridged, with , words cut from the first edition restored, and now accompanied by unusual and imaginative line art.

The total copies for both editions, in hardcover and paperback, exceeds 4 million worldwide. The Stand is a truly terrifying reading experience, and became a four-part mini-series that memorably brought to life the cast of characters and layers of story from the novel. It is an apocalyptic vision of the world, when a deadly virus runs amok around the globe. But that lethal virus is almost benign compared to the satanic force gathering minions from those still alive to destroy humanity and create a world populated by evil. Stephen King is a brilliant storyteller who has the uncanny gift of putting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, giving readers an experience that chills and thrills on every page.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. The Chronicles of Narnia adult paperback where Aslan, the noble lion, and the royal leaders of Narnia struggle against the magical forces of evil. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner. Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful.

She also dreams She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up little sister to get her life together. Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed, Maggie sings backup in a band called Whiskered Biscuit. Although her dreams of big-screen stardom haven't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune -- and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime.

These two women with nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagined, and that they're more alike than they'd ever believe. In Her Shoes -- Jennifer Weiner's follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, Good in Bed -- observes Rose and Maggie, the brain and the beauty, as they make journeys of discovery that take them from the streets of Philadelphia to Ivy League libraries to a "retirement community for active seniors" in Boca Raton.

Along the way, they'll encounter a wild cast of characters -- from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a small, disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and make peace with their most intimate enemies -- each other. Funny and poignant, richly detailed and wrenchingly real, In Her Shoes will speak to anyone who has endured the bonds of big -- or little -- sisterhood, or longed for a life different from the one the world has dictated, and dreamed of trying something else on for size.

Book Votes: 9. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover -- then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

It is in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has born an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act. Hester's husband had been lost at sea Hester's husband had been lost at sea years earlier and was presumed dead, but now reappears in time to witness Hester's humiliation on the town scaffold. Upon discovering her deed, the vengeful husband becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the man who dishonored his wife.

To do so he assumes a false name, pretends to be a physician and forces Hester keep his new identity secret. Meanwhile Hester's lover, the beloved Reverend Dimmesdale, publicly pressures her to name the child's father, while secretly praying that she will not. Hester defiantly protects his identity and reputation, even while faced with losing her daughter, Pearl.

Hailed by Henry James as, "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country", Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a masterful portrayal of humanity's continuing struggle with sin, guilt and pride. The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades. Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Whether Pippi's scrubbing floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.

Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake. Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie, Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth.

He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. This book is a heart-wrenching tale of self-discovery, renewal, and the courage it takes to love again.

Teresa Osborne, a year-old single mother, finds a bottle washed up on a Cape Cod beach. The scrolled-up message inside is a passionate love letter written by a heartbroken man named Garrett The scrolled-up message inside is a passionate love letter written by a heartbroken man named Garrett who is grieving over "his darling Catherine.

Questions linger in her mind and heart: Who is Garrett?

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Who is Catherine? What is their story? And most importantly, why did this bottle find its way to her? Imagining that Garrett is the type of man she has always been seeking, Teresa sets out on an impulsive, hope-filled search. Her journey, her discovery, and the wisdom gained from this voyage of self-discovery changes her life forever.

Love's unimaginable strength as well as its tremendous fragility echoes on each page of Sparks's newest gem. Dracula by Bram Stoker. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. In this classic novel of the 's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over.

A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Big Nurse. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, and an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Big Nurse, backed by the full power of authority McMurphy, who has his own indomitable will.

What happens when Big Nurse uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story's shocking climax. Billy, old Dan and little Ann-a boy and his two dogs A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains-and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the Valley.

Glory and victory Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found Young Billy having purchased two dogs for fifty dollars is determined to create the valley's best hunting team. Christine by Stephen King. She purrs like a kitten Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of love than Wuthering Heights. This is the story of a tormented foundling who falls in love with the daughter of his benefactor, and of the violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for each other.

Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally. Schindler's List is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1, Jews from the gas chambers. Working with the The Godfather by Mario Puzo. More than thirty years ago, a classic was born. A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son.

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With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world-and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness. Salem's Lot by Stephen King. A spine-tingling novel by Stephen King author of the million-copy bestseller Carrie.

Linda G. WindynWVa -. This is the classic and immensely popular first novel in the series about Anne Shirley, an irrepressible red-headed orphan. The Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan -- a strong, hardworking boy to help with the farm chores. Anne is sent to live with them by mistake.

Talkative, romantic and Talkative, romantic and imaginative, Anne must convince the Cuthberts to keep her. Once adopted, Anne embraces her new life with energy, and no one who meets her is ever the same. As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever Anne knows she's not what they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay; she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say.

Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special -- a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables. The second volume in J. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron. Lewis"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and new creatures, from the beauty of Lothlorien to the horror of Mordor, adventures to hold us spell-bound, and words of beauty and evocation to bring all vividly before us.

They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin -- alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg.

Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive -- now in the foul hands of the Orcs. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. Summer, Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane Book Votes: 8.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. The Bad Seed by William March. What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William March's classic thriller. After its initial publication in , the book went on to become a million-copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a After its initial publication in , the book went on to become a million-copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a Warner Brothers film.

The spine-tingling tale of little Rhoda Penmark had a tremendous impact on the thriller genre and generated a whole perdurable crop of creepy kids. Today, The Bad Seed remains a masterpiece of suspense that's as chilling, intelligent, and timely as ever before. A 1 New York Times bestseller, Mitchard's suspenseful and moving novel is now available in trade paperback Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story--a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book A 1 New York Times bestseller, Mitchard's suspenseful and moving novel is now available in trade paperback Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story--a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club.

Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare--the disappearance of a child--as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the emotions that make us all one.

This riveting story won't let you come up for air. Lincoln Rhyme was once one of the nation's most brilliant criminologists, a genius in the field of forensics. Now an accident has left him physically crippled and emotionally stunted. But he's about to be dragged into the most explosive case of his already distinguished career. A diabolical A diabolical killer known as the Bone Collector has been stalking unsuspecting prey on the streets of New York, and it will take all of Rhyme's investigative skills to stop him. With beautiful police detective Amelia Sachs at his side, Rhyme must uncover a labyrinth of clues to prevent the next grisly crime.

But a race against the clock becomes a terrifying battle of wits as Rhyme is drawn, step by chilling step, into the mind of a monstrous madman who won't stop until he has stripped life down to raw bone. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. But then a strange car drove up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.

Twenty-five years Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay-demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy's daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into serious conflict with Jimmy. And then there is Dave, who came home covered in someone else's blood the night Jimmy's daughter died.