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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

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Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Which books do you want for the next Book Klubs (besides Outlander and Dead Until Dark, already chosen)?  Vote for up to 3 and  you CAN change your vote.  Use the "remove vote" option.

Marley & Me by John Grogan
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Other (add a post with the title)
Free Book:  The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #75 on: December 19, 2008, 09:49:02 AM »
Ive never been in a book klub before but i think that this one would be awesome
for a discussion. Has anybody else here read it? Its one of those stories that you
wont forget for a very long time.

Thorn In The Flesh

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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #76 on: December 19, 2008, 10:13:44 AM »
Ive never been in a book klub before but i think that this one would be awesome
for a discussion. Has anybody else here read it? Its one of those stories that you
wont forget for a very long time.

Thorn In The Flesh



I haven't read it Lizzy but after your post on another thread, I ordered a sample.  :) We seem to like the same books.

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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2008, 10:56:26 AM »
I hope this is the right place to post this (sorry if not!), but Linda has asked if I'd like to help lead the discussion on Thorn in the Flesh if that's one of the eBooks chosen at any stage. I'm more than happy to do that of course, and thank you, Linda, for thinking of me! Also thanks to Lizzy for the above suggestion.

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« Reply #78 on: December 24, 2008, 02:49:39 PM »
I hope this is the right place to post this (sorry if not!), but Linda has asked if I'd like to help lead the discussion on Thorn in the Flesh if that's one of the eBooks chosen at any stage. I'm more than happy to do that of course, and thank you, Linda, for thinking of me! Also thanks to Lizzy for the above suggestion.

Hugs!

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WooooooooHoooooooo!!!!

Yiiiiiiiiipppppppeeeeeee!!!!

This will be fantastic. Cant wait!!   ;D
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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #79 on: December 26, 2008, 02:57:20 PM »
Thanks, Lizzy!

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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #80 on: December 26, 2008, 04:15:57 PM »
I'd like to comment on the books I've already read (and perhaps join when a decision is made).

 Marley & Me by John Grogan : As a former breeder of labradors I loathed this book!  For heaven's sake, TRAIN the poor dog instead of letting it be a neurotic, destructive monster; find another way to make money with a book/movie. Grr.  I read it and bookcrossed it away.
 
 The Princess Bride by William Goldman: I know this is popular.. Read it, it was ok, wouldn't read again.
 Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
 Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs:  I loved this book, have it in paperback and it would be a good read for a club and there is also a sequel now.

  Free Book:  The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold

 Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: What a lovely book.  I was in an online book club for this book a few years ago and everyone just loved the book!

 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen: I've read this book and uh.. I think I liked it
 
 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson:  I've read this book and it would make a very good book club read!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OT8GTO?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000OT8GTO

Reader by Bernhard Schlink
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FC1K66?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000FC1K66

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman:  This might be good.  I've read the sample and it is one I may buy in time.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GXF2R6?ie=UTF8&tag=kbpst-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001GXF2R6

And I just d/l a sample of Thorn in the Flesh.. sounds like I'd be interested in that and having the author involved!!

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And a new suggestion for the list for the future.. I was in an online book club that read a book called
Finding Fish by Antwone Q Fisher.  This was made into a very good movie called Antwone Fisher.

What an amazing young man is Antwone and he overcame a horrible childhood and is quite the success story.  I promise I'll learn to do links but I'm about to run out the door right now.  Not sure my link will work but we will see :)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_kinc?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=Finding+Fish+Antwone+Fisher&x=12&y=17

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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #81 on: December 26, 2008, 07:05:04 PM »
I hope this is the right place to post this (sorry if not!), but Linda has asked if I'd like to help lead the discussion on Thorn in the Flesh if that's one of the eBooks chosen at any stage. I'm more than happy to do that of course, and thank you, Linda, for thinking of me! Also thanks to Lizzy for the above suggestion.

Hugs!

Axxx

That's great Anne!  Linda is our official author scout!  Let me look at the calendar and get back to you!

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« Reply #82 on: December 27, 2008, 01:19:58 AM »
I didn't know where else to post this.



It's the British cover.  Marginally more interesting than the U.S. version IMH(?)O.
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« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2008, 01:31:56 AM »
I'll also mention that today's edition of the weekly Arkansas Times (one of our city's two "alternative" weekly newspapers) did a "Best/Worst of Arkansas in 2008" article and named Charlaine Harris as the "Best Charlaine" in our state of the year.
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« Reply #84 on: December 27, 2008, 04:08:57 AM »
I didn't know where else to post this.



It's the British cover.  Marginally more interesting than the U.S. version IMH(?)O.

I already posted this one, Jim, and in color.  It's the original cover, not just the British cover.  I had that one in both hb and pb, but they both disappeared on me.  The new issues have that generic blue cover.  Ick. 

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« Reply #85 on: December 27, 2008, 09:11:05 AM »
I already posted this one, Jim, and in color.  It's the original cover, not just the British cover.  I had that one in both hb and pb, but they both disappeared on me.  The new issues have that generic blue cover.  Ick. 

But thanks for thinking of us. 
It was meant as a screensaver for those of you in the book klub.  But I found the right thread in which to post it.
At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up.
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« Reply #86 on: December 27, 2008, 10:19:28 AM »
It was meant as a screensaver for those of you in the book klub.  But I found the right thread in which to post it.

Thanks again. 


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« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2008, 01:08:25 AM »
I already posted this one, Jim, and in color.  It's the original cover, not just the British cover.  I had that one in both hb and pb, but they both disappeared on me.  The new issues have that generic blue cover.  Ick. 

I agree with you re the new covers for Outlander - the old one is much better!

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« Reply #88 on: December 28, 2008, 01:10:33 AM »
When does this poll close?
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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #89 on: December 28, 2008, 05:54:11 AM »
Never ending...

Now that the holidays are over, I'm going to work on scheduling the next rounds of book klubs, getting subboards (I hope), and then post some new books for the polls.   Or close this one and start a new one...  Lots of books have been proposed...  I need to sit and draw a venn diagram or something.  : )

It does look like Princess Bride may be one of the books we do next.   ;D

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Re: Book Klubs (Poll)
« Reply #90 on: December 28, 2008, 07:45:31 PM »
I would love to see a book club with any books by Lisa Gardner, Laura Lippman, or Harlen Cobin. All three of these are terrific suspense/mystery/crime writers (I look up to all of them for being masters of their craft and writing books that nearly impossible to put down). Three favorites by these authors:
Hide--Lisa Gardner
Every Secret Thing--Laura Lippman
Tell No One--Harlen Cobin

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« Reply #91 on: December 28, 2008, 07:50:11 PM »
I love Lisa Gardner's books.  I think I've read Lippman and Cobin but it was quite awhile ago.  I'll have to give them another read.

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« Reply #92 on: December 30, 2008, 11:36:06 AM »
I think The Thirteen Tale would be a good one to add to our list.

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« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2008, 01:05:08 PM »
I'm going to be announcing some new book klubs and new polls over the next week, as I go through all the suggestions.  Stay posted!

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« Reply #94 on: December 30, 2008, 01:06:30 PM »
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THE KNIGHT IN THE SHINING ARMOR or LEGEND by Jude Deveraux!!!!
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« Reply #95 on: December 31, 2008, 07:06:11 AM »
I second The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  It was a Seriously Good Book.

I'd happily read it again!  (and I don't often say that. . . .)

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« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2008, 12:18:39 PM »
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THE KNIGHT IN THE SHINING ARMOR or LEGEND by Jude Deveraux!!!!

Both very good books.  In Legend, I always wondered what happened to the motorcycle.   ;D


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« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2008, 03:22:50 PM »
I second The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  It was a Seriously Good Book.

I third. I loved that book. I wish she would write another.
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« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2009, 02:11:59 AM »
I'm looking to read, The Thirteenth Tale also!
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« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2009, 08:36:50 AM »
I'm looking to read, The Thirteenth Tale also!
I just bought this the other day during my buying spree  :P I had started the library book but never got to finish it.