Stories

Murphy’s Boy from Charisma

Murphy’s Boy by Torey Hayden. I was 11 or 12 when I found it on my mother’s bookshelf and decided to read it. From That moment on I wanted to be a special education teacher, and I reread that book and other by Hayden over and over for years. I spent over 13 years schooling […]

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East of Eden from John

I liked the way his writing evoked strong feelings about the characters. The characters stick with you long after you’ve finished the book. I’ve read it twice. Also, it is not difficult to read, like other relatively famous books that are rather impenetrable.

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The Power of One from Alana

I have read The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay three times in three different decades of my life, and I plan to do so for the rest of my life. The story weaves a moving interplay between the individual and society and between people across boundaries. It came recommended to me, and now I […]

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