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Cover Art: PS, I love you /
PS, I love you
Ahern, Cecelia, 1981-
This is a fantastic book. The movie was not as good. They might as well have used an entirely different title - there were that many changes, additions, etc.
Adult Fiction AHERN
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Cover Art: Tuck everlasting /
Tuck everlasting
Babbitt, Natalie
Children's Fiction BABBITT
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Cover Art: Open house : a novel /
Open house : a novel
Berg, Elizabeth
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: The sisterhood of the traveling pants /
The sisterhood of the traveling pants
Brashares, Ann
First book of a series
Teen Fiction BRASHAR
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Cover Art: Cold Sassy tree /
Cold Sassy tree
Burns, Olive Ann
Adult Fiction BURNS
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Cover Art: The princess diaries /
The princess diaries
Cabot, Meg
This is the first in a series of "princess" books.
Teen Fiction CABOT
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Cover Art: Mona Lisa smile : a novel /
Mona Lisa smile : a novel
Chiel, D.
Adult Fiction CHIEL
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Cover Art: Must love dogs : a novel /
Must love dogs : a novel
Cook, Claire, 1955-
Adult Fiction COOK
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Cover Art: Charlie and the chocolate factory /
Charlie and the chocolate factory
Dahl, Roald
Children's Fiction DAHL
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Cover Art: Matilda /
Matilda
Dahl, Roald
Children's Fiction DAHL
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Cover Art: Beaches /
Beaches
Dart, Iris Rainer
Most people don't realize it, but there is a sequel to Beaches.
Adult Fiction DART
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Cover Art: Because of Winn-Dixie /
Because of Winn-Dixie
DiCamillo, Kate
Adult Fiction DICAMILLO
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Cover Art: Riding in cars with boys : confessions of a bad girl who makes good /
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Cover Art: White oleander : a novel /
White oleander : a novel
Fitch, Janet, 1955-
Adult Fiction FITCH
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Cover Art: Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe /
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Flagg, Fannie.
Adult Fiction FLAGG
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Cover Art: The pursuit of happyness /
The pursuit of happyness
Gardner, Chris
It's almost as if the screenwriter only read the middle of the book - what a waste of a movie. If you must see the movie, do not read the book first. You'll be SO disappointed.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 G172
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Cover Art: Mr. Monk and the blue flu : a novel /
Mr. Monk and the blue flu : a novel
Goldberg, Lee, 1962-
Adult Fiction GOLDBER
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Cover Art: Skipping Christmas /
Skipping Christmas
Grisham, John
Adult Fiction GRISHAM
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Cover Art: Plainsong /
Plainsong
Haruf, Kent.
Adult Fiction HARUF
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Cover Art: Hoot /
Hoot
Hiaasen, Carl
I usually read the book before I see the movie. This was an exception. After reading this book, I'm in the process of reading all his books.
Teen Fiction HIAASEN
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Cover Art: To kill a mockingbird /
To kill a mockingbird
Lee, Harper
Adult Fiction LEE
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Cover Art: Tales of the city /
Tales of the city
Maupin, Armistead
First book in a series
Adult Fiction MAUPIN
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Cover Art: Angela's ashes /
Angela's ashes
McCourt, Frank
921 M131
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Cover Art: The nanny diaries : a novel /
The nanny diaries : a novel
McLaughlin, Emma
Adult Fiction MCLAUGH
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Cover Art: Waiting to exhale /
Waiting to exhale
McMillan, Terry
Adult Fiction MCMILLA
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Cover Art: Terms of endearment : a novel /
Terms of endearment : a novel
McMurtry, Larry
There is a sequel to Terms of Endearment.
Adult Fiction MCMURTRY
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Cover Art: The deep end of the ocean /
The deep end of the ocean
Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Adult Fiction MITCHARD
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Cover Art: My dog Skip /
My dog Skip
Morris, Willie
921 M8332
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Cover Art: The granny /
The granny
O'Carroll, Brendan, 1955-
The movie adaptation is called "Agnes Browne". This is the first book in a series by a great author.
Adult Fiction O'CARRO
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Cover Art: 1st to die : a novel /
1st to die : a novel
Patterson, James, 1947-
the movie was just plain awful
Adult Fiction PATTERSON
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Cover Art: Kiss the girls : a novel /
Kiss the girls : a novel
Patterson, James, 1947-
Adult Fiction PATTERS
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Cover Art: Suzanne's diary for Nicholas : a novel /
Suzanne's diary for Nicholas : a novel
Patterson, James, 1947-
Adult Fiction PATTERSON
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Cover Art: I%20don%27t%20know%20how%20she%20does%20it%20%3A%20the%20life%20of%20Kate%20Reddy%2C%20working%20mother%20%2F
I don't know how she does it : the life of Kate Reddy, working mother /
Pearson, Allison, 1960-
Adult Fiction PEARSON
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Cover Art: Black and blue /
Black and blue
Quindlen, Anna
Adult Fiction QUINDLEN
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Cover Art: Blessings : a novel /
Blessings : a novel
Quindlen, Anna
Adult Fiction QUINDLEN
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Cover Art: Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy /
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Cover Art: How to eat fried worms.
How to eat fried worms.
Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-
Children's Fiction ROCKWEL
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Cover Art: Empire falls /
Empire falls
Russo, Richard, 1949-
Adult Fiction RUSSO
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Cover Art: Bambi : a life in the woods /
Bambi : a life in the woods
Salten, Felix, 1869-1945
Children's Fiction SALTEN
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Cover Art: The fallen /
The fallen
Sniegoski, Tom
First book in a series
Teen Fiction SNIEGOS
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Cover Art: A walk to remember /
A walk to remember
Sparks, Nicholas
Adult Fiction SPARKS
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Cover Art: Message in a bottle /
Message in a bottle
Sparks, Nicholas
Adult Fiction SPARKS
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Cover Art: The notebook /
The notebook
Sparks, Nicholas
Adult Fiction SPARKS
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Cover Art: An unfinished life /
An unfinished life
Spragg, Mark, 1952-
Sometimes it's the movie that gets me to read the book. such was the case with this one.
Adult Fiction SPRAGG
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Cover Art: Of mice and men /
Of mice and men
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Adult Fiction STEINBECK
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Cover Art: Mary Poppins /
Mary Poppins
Travers, P. L. 1899-1996
This is also the first book in a series.
Children's Fiction BRINK
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Cover Art: The Christmas shoes /
The Christmas shoes
VanLiere, Donna, 1966-
If you're looking for a tear jerker, any of her books will fit the bill.
Adult Fiction VANLIERE
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Cover Art: Around the world in 80 days /
Around the world in 80 days
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905
I mainly listened to the CD book narrated (he's fabulous), but the book is SO GOOD!!
Children's Fiction VERNE
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Cover Art: In her shoes /
In her shoes
Weiner, Jennifer
It was the movie that got me to read all of Jennifer Weiner's books. She's a great writer.
Adult Fiction WEINER
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Cover Art: The Devil wears Prada /
The Devil wears Prada
Weisberger, Lauren, 1977-
Adult Fiction WEISBERGE
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Cover Art: Charlotte's web /
Charlotte's web
White, E. B. 1899-1985
Children's Fiction WHITE
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