Book Nook

Published on: January 24, 2012

Filled Under: Ask the Reader (YOU), Books

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Here are a few recent favorites from my book nook at home:

June Bug
June Bug believed everything her daddy told her. That is, until she walked into Wal-Mart and saw her face on a list of missing children. The discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks about, and ultimately herself. A modern interpretation of Les Miserables, the story follows a dilapidated RV rambling cross-country with June Bug and her father, a man running from a haunted past. Forces beyond their control draw them back to Dogwood, West Virginia, down a winding path that will change their lives forever.

 

Room
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world….It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen-for seven long years.  Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside her own desperation—and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely.

 

A Stolen Life
When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. Written by Jaycee herself, this compelling narrative tells about what she experienced—and offers an extraordinary account of courage and resilience.

 *A Stolen Life is a true story. It’s like reading A Child Called It…you don’t enjoy what you’re reading, but you can’t seem to put it down. Abuse thrives on silence. Phillip Garrido’s secret is no longer silent!

What’s in YOUR book nook? Share below.

2 Responses to Book Nook

  1. Lorelei says:

    I read A Stolen Life last month. I couldn’t agree more with your comments.

    Room is on my list of books to read soon.

    I also read a book recently called “Two Kisses for Maddie”. It’s a heart-wrenching and emotionally raw true story written by a man who lost his wife the day after she gave birth to their daughter.

  2. Dawn Braa says:

    Thanks for the suggestion – I’m adding it to my list now!

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