Books about Generous

  1. The Giving Tree

    by Shel Silverstein
    A timeless tale of love and selflessness between a boy and a tree.

    "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the ... (Goodreads)

  2. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

    by Greg Mortenson
    A man's mission to build schools in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan to promote peace.

    The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s ... (Goodreads)

  3. Tallgrass

    by Sandra Dallas
    During WWII, a small Colorado town is forced to house Japanese-Americans in an internment camp, causing tension and revealing secrets.

    An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions... During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government ... (Goodreads)

  4. A Christmas Carol

    by Charles Dickens
    A timeless tale of redemption and transformation, set during the Christmas season.

    The book is divided into five chapters, which Dickens titled " staves ". A Christmas Carol opens on a bleak, cold Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge 's business ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Little Women

    by Louisa May Alcott
    A timeless story of sisterhood, family, and female empowerment in the backdrop of Civil War America.

    Four sisters and their mother, whom they call Marmee, live in a new neighborhood (loosely based on Concord ) in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is serving as ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    by Fannie Flagg
    A nostalgic tale of friendship, courage and resilience set in the American South.

    Throughout the novel the narrator and time period change, and the reader relies on the chapters' headings to establish the date and the source of the chapter. Some of the narration comes in the form ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Pax

    by Sara Pennypacker
    A fox and a boy form an unlikely bond as they embark on a journey of survival and friendship.

    New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * National Book Award Longlist Finally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps. From bestselling and award-winning author ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Home Front

    by Kristin Hannah
    A family's struggle to survive in wartime, and the emotional toll it takes.

    In this powerhouse of a novel, Kristin Hannah explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. All marriages ... (Goodreads)

  9. Nicholas Nickleby

    by Charles Dickens
    Exploring themes of morality and justice through the story of a young man and his family.

    Nicholas Nickleby's father dies unexpectedly after losing all of his money in a poor investment. Nicholas, his mother and his younger sister, Kate, are forced to give up their comfortable lifestyle ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Stone Soup

    by Ann McGovern
    Three clever soldiers convince a village to contribute ingredients for a delicious soup.

    A clever young man tricks an old woman into believing that soup can be made from a stone. As the pot of water boils with the stone in it, he urges her to add more and more ingredients until the soup ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

    by Susan Wojciechowski
    A grumpy woodcarver is hired to make a nativity scene for a widow and her son, leading to a heartwarming transformation.

    Booksellers, reviewers, and readers immediately embraced The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey as a moving tale of the spirit and generosity all people hold in their hearts, especially during the ... (Goodreads)

  12. I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

    by Caitlin Alifirenka
    True story of the meaningful friendship between an American teen and a girl from Zimbabwe, sparked by a letter.

    The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's ... (Goodreads)

  13. Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together

    by Ron Hall
    A story of unlikely friendship and redemption, set in the backdrop of racial and economic divides.

    A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so ... (Goodreads)

  14. An Invisible Thread

    by Laura Schroff
    A miraculous story of an unlikely friendship that changed two lives forever.

    From #1, New York Times, bestselling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young readers edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. Charlotte's Web

    by E.B. White
    A young farm girl and a brave pig form an unlikely friendship, teaching us all about love and loyalty.

    After a little girl named Fern Arable pleads for the life of the runt of a litter of piglets, her father gives her the pig to nurture, and she names him Wilbur. She treats him as a pet, but a month ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

    by Maya Van Wagenen
    A teenage girl follows a 1950s popularity guide for a year, learning valuable lessons about self-confidence and acceptance.

    A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen, Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t ... (Goodreads)

  17. Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes

    by Shauna Niequist
    An exploration of the power of food, hospitality, community and relationships.

    Author of the, New York Times, bestseller, Present Over Perfect,, Shauna Niequist provides the perfect read for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

    by Katarina Bivald
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery and finding her place in the world.

    Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen... Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. ... (Goodreads)

  19. A Lineage of Grace

    by Francine Rivers
    A retelling of five Biblical women, detailing their strength and faith in the face of adversity.

    In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced ... (Goodreads)

  20. Just Like Jesus: Learning to Have a Heart Like His

    by Max Lucado
    A guide to becoming more like Jesus by emulating his heart and actions, with practical advice and biblical teachings.

    God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus. Can you think of a better offer? Jesus felt no guilt; God wants you to feel no guilt. Jesus ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. The Princess

    by Lori Wick
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery and love as she navigates the challenges of being a princess.

    Return to the Romance of Pendaran, In the Land of Pendaran, Shelby Parker lives a humble but good life. Her special qualities are eventually noticed by the king and queen of the House of Markham, who ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Lover at Last

    by J.R. Ward
    A vampire romance filled with action and suspense, exploring the power of love and redemption.

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against ... (Goodreads)

  23. A Christmas Carol / The Chimes / The Cricket on the Hearth

    by Charles Dickens
    Stories of redemption and hope, showing the power of the spirit of Christmas.

    A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth , by Charles Dickens , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. Be Here Now

    by Ram Dass
    A spiritual journey exploring the power of mindfulness and how to make the most of life.

    Describes one man's transformation upon his acceptance of the principles of Yoga & gives a modern restatement of the importance of the spiritual side of human nature. Illustrated. The book is divided ... (Goodreads)

  25. Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America

    by Mike Yankoski
    A young man spends five months living on the streets to experience the plight of the homeless and find his faith.

    An updated and expanded edition of the gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating portait of the homeless crisis,., Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless?,Mike Yankoski did more than ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

    by Cheryl Strayed
    Collection of heartfelt advice from a wise and compassionate storyteller.

    Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills - and it can be great: you've had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the ... (Goodreads)

  27. Pollyanna Grows Up

    by Eleanor H. Porter
    Pollyanna returns to her hometown and faces new challenges, but her optimistic outlook helps her overcome them.

    The sequel to, Pollyanna, finds the effervescent orphan on the verge of womanhood. Her crippled legs cured, Pollyanna takes her glad heart to cheer new friends in Boston before travelling to Europe ... (Goodreads)

  28. A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

    by Dean Koontz
    A touching tribute to a beloved pet and the lessons of living a life full of joy and love.

    In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was ... (Goodreads)

  29. Gratitude

    by Oliver Sacks
    A collection of essays on the importance of gratitude in life, written by the renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks.

    “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Gardener

    by Sarah Stewart
    A young girl writes letters to her friend, a gardener, who lives far away. Through their correspondence, they share their love of gardening and life.

    By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling, The Library, Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds, plenty of stationery, and a passion for gardening to the big gray city, where ... (Goodreads)

  31. Chicken Sunday

    by Patricia Polacco
    Three children work to buy their grandmother a special Easter hat, but face discrimination from a shopkeeper.

    After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter ... (Goodreads)

  32. Heart and Soul

    by Maeve Binchy
    A group of doctors and nurses come together to open a heart clinic in Dublin, facing personal and professional challenges along the way.

    Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters Adi and Linda were no problem during the usually turbulent teens. Now Adi is always fighting for or against something: the environment or ... (Goodreads)

  33. Pay It Forward

    by Catherine Ryan Hyde
    A young boy's inspiring acts of kindness to others, sparking a movement of generosity and compassion.

    When twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney begins seventh grade in Atascadero , California, his social studies teacher gives the class an assignment to devise and put into action a plan that will change ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Leaders Eat Last

    by Simon Sinek
    Explores the power of trust and how leaders can create a real connection with their teams.

    The highly anticipated follow-up to Simon Sinek’s global bestseller, Start with Why, Simon Sinek is an optimist, a visionary thinker, and a leader of the cultural revolution of WHY. His second book ... (Goodreads)

  35. Sure of You

    by Armistead Maupin
    The sixth book in the Tales of the City series, following the lives of a group of friends in San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic.

    Set in 1988, three years after the previous novel, the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have all left to pursue their lives. Recognizing that it has been a long time since she took a vacation, the ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Light from Heaven

    by Jan Karon
    A small-town pastor's journey of faith, as he learns to accept the challenges of life.

    It's never too late. Father Tim Kavanagh has been asked to "come up higher" more than once. But he's never been asked to do the impossible-until now. The retired Episcopal priest takes on the revival ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Gift of the Magi

    by O. Henry
    A young couple's story of love and sacrifice as they give up their most prized possessions for one another.

    On Christmas Eve , Della Young discovers that she has only $1.87 to buy a present for her husband Jim. She visits the nearby shop of a hairdresser, Madame Sofronie, who buys Della's long hair for ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

    by Dalai Lama XIV
    Exploring how to find true and lasting happiness in a constantly changing world.

    Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in ... (Goodreads)

  39. Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

    by George Saunders
    A commencement speech on the importance of kindness, empathy, and compassion in life.

    Three months after George Saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University in 2013, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father

    by Jim Wight
    A son's tribute to his father, the beloved author of "All Creatures Great and Small," and a glimpse into the man behind the books.

    No one is better poised to write the biography of James Herriot than the son who worked alongside him in the Yorkshire veterinary practice when Herriot became an internationally bestselling author. ... (Goodreads)

  41. Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

    by Gordon B. Hinckley
    An exploration of morality and values, advocating for the restoration of ethics in modern life.

    In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world—and how to stand ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Wish You Well

    by David Baldacci
    A family's journey to reclaim their heritage in the Appalachian Mountains.

    The story starts out with the Cardinal family going on a trip to relieve them from some unknown stress. On the way back, it is revealed that the Cardinal family plans to move to California, due to ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    by Vicki Myron
    The heartwarming true story of a library cat who touched the lives of a small-town community.

    How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually ... (Goodreads)

  44. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

    by Fannie Flagg
    A comedic journey of self-discovery and identity as a woman in the modern world.

    Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of ... (Goodreads)

  45. Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

    by Nadia Bolz-Weber
    An exploration of faith, grace, and redemption through the stories of ordinary people.

    What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today?,...And what if that's the point?, In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invites ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. A Week in Winter

    by Maeve Binchy
    A tale of friendship, love, and unexpected connections in a small Irish village.

    Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the ... (Goodreads)

  47. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

    by Linda Sue Park
    A boy's story of courage and perseverance, as he faces the civil war in Sudan.

    A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ ... (Goodreads)

  48. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

    by Molly Wizenberg
    A memoir of food, family, and life told through recipes and stories.

    • An irresistible story of cooking that goes beyond the kitchen: Molly Wizenberg shares stories of an everyday life and a way of eating that is inspiring, playful, and mindful. From her father’s ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. When Calls the Heart

    by Janette Oke
    A young woman's struggle to find her place in the Canadian West, navigating faith and family.

    Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined ... (Goodreads)

  50. Eight Cousins

    by Louisa May Alcott
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery and transformation through the guidance of her seven uncles and one aunt.

    When Rose Campbell, a shy orphan, arrives at "The Aunt Hill" to live with her six aunts and seven boisterous male cousins, she is quite overwhelmed. How could such a delicate young lady, used to the ... (Goodreads)

  51. Nigella Express: Good Food, Fast

    by Nigella Lawson
    A cookbook full of delicious recipes that can be prepared quickly and easily.

    This is the first time that we've ever launched a cookbook alongside a brand new show. Nigella's ratings are through the roof, and she was recently featured in In Style . The cookbook is all of the ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Knitting Circle

    by Ann Hood
    A group of women come together to knit and share their stories of loss, grief, and healing.

    After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a ... (Goodreads)

  53. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

    by Gregory Boyle
    A memoir of Father Boyle's work with gang members in Los Angeles, emphasizing the power of compassion and kinship to heal and transform lives.

    Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years working with gangs in LA. How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a ... (Goodreads)

  54. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A lighthearted exploration of romance, tradition, and family ties in contemporary Botswana.

    Precious Ramotswe is taunted by a dream in which she is driving her old white van. She discovers that her van is fixed up and running well again, so she hopes to retrieve it. Charlie is accused of ... (Wikipedia)

  55. Don't Be Sad

    by عائض القرني
    رحلة نفسية يجريها شاب من الأحزان إلى الإبداع للكشف عن الحقائق السرية المخفية تحت السطح.

    "خطّ المؤلف في هذه الصفحات علاجاً لمن عاش ضائقة أو ألمّ به حزن أو هم، أو طاف به طائف من مصيبة، أو أقضي مضجعه أرق، وشرد نومه قلق. وأينا يخلو من ذلك. هنا في طيات هذا الكتاب آيات وأبيات، صور وعبر، ... (Goodreads)

  56. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

    by Bob Burg
    A fable about the power of giving, teaching the principles of successful business.

    A new edition with expanded content is available now, “,The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea,” An engaging book that brings new relevance to the old proverb ... (Goodreads)

  57. At Home in Mitford

    by Jan Karon
    Small town life in Mitford, filled with spiritual and comedic moments.

    Enter the world of Mitford, and you won't want to leave. It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Christmas Shoes

    by Donna VanLiere
    A journey of redemption and the power of love during the Christmas season.

    Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe.... ... (Goodreads)

  59. Little Lord Fauntleroy

    by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Rich and poor boy switch places, discovering the power of kindness, goodness and love.

    In a shabby New York City side street in the mid-1880s, young Cedric Errol lives with his mother (known to him as "Dearest") in genteel poverty after the death of his father, Captain Cedric Errol. ... (Wikipedia)

  60. Shakespeare Saved My Life

    by Laura Bates
    A Shakespeare professor teaches a prison inmate to find redemption through the Bard's plays.

    Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. She had created the world’s first ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? the Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World

    by Richard Stearns
    Investigating what it means to be a Christian and how to live out the gospel in our lives.

    What Does God Expect of Us? Is our faith just about going to church, studying the Bible and avoiding the most serious sins-or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. The Family Under the Bridge

    by Natalie Savage Carlson
    A homeless man's life changes when he meets a family living under a bridge in Paris.

    In the early 1900s a Parisian hobo named Armand dislikes children; but after meeting three children, Suzy, Evelyn, and Paul and their mother – he reluctantly allows them to share his space under a ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Christmas Jars

    by Jason F. Wright
    A heartwarming story of a journalist who discovers a jar filled with money and sets out to find the source of the Christmas jars tradition.

    Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others, more needy ... (Goodreads)

  64. Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

    by Conor Grennan
    An inspiring account of a man's journey to reunite lost Nepalese children with their families.

    “Funny, touching, tragic….A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land—and one man’s extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.” ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. 16 Lighthouse Road

    by Debbie Macomber
    A heartwarming story of a family's struggles and triumphs in a small town, with a touch of romance and mystery.

    Welcome to Cedar Cove, where the extraordinary bonds that hold family and friends together are only the beginning. Only from #1, New York Times, bestselling author Debbie Macomber., Family court ... (Barnes & Noble)

  66. The Rent Collector

    by Camron Wright
    A poor Cambodian family's story of resilience in the face of hardship.

    Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

    by Jacqueline Novogratz
    A memoir of a woman's journey to fight poverty and empower communities through entrepreneurship and social justice.

    For the first 5,000 copies of The Blue Sweater purchased, a $15 donation per book will be made to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that invests in transformative businesses to solve the problems of poverty., ... (Goodreads)

  68. Sullivan's Island

    by Dorothea Benton Frank
    A woman returns to her childhood home on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, and confronts family secrets and personal demons.

    The New York Times bestseller—in paperback for the first time! Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island tells the unforgettable story of one woman's courageous journey ... (Goodreads)

  69. Some Luck

    by Jane Smiley
    A saga tracing five generations of a farming family in midwestern America.

    On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn ... (Goodreads)

  70. When I Found You

    by Catherine Ryan Hyde
    A man finds an abandoned baby in the woods and raises him as his own. The boy's birth mother resurfaces years later, and they must confront their pasts.

    While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still ... (Barnes & Noble)

  71. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

    by Jan Karon
    A heartwarming story of life in a small town, exploring the joys and struggles of friendship and family.

    After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at ... (Goodreads)

  72. A Chair for My Mother

    by Vera B. Williams
    A young girl's journey to support her mother, by saving coins for a special chair.

    After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. ... (Goodreads)

  73. Wonderland Creek

    by Lynn Austin
    Alice journeys to the Appalachian Mountains to deliver books, but finds herself caught up in a mystery and a love triangle.

    Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend breaks up with her, accusing her of ... (Goodreads)

  74. As Long As I Have You

    by Dean Hughes
    A heartwarming story of a young couple's love and devotion during World War II.

    “Bea, I'm excited about the way things are falling together for our family,” President Thomas said to his wife. “It sounds like Wally wants to be part of us now. And Alex already got his feet wet at ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

    by James Marshall
    Collection of short stories about two best friends, George and Martha, and their humorous adventures.

    35 Stories. George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, ... (Goodreads)

  76. The Next Always

    by Nora Roberts
    Romance blooms between two people in a small town, as their lives intertwine.

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett ... (Goodreads)

  77. Stone Soup

    by Marcia Brown
    A group of strangers come together to contribute to a magical soup that satisfies their hunger.

    First published in 1947, this classic picture book has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. The story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a ... (Goodreads)

  78. Peony

    by Pearl S. Buck
    A Chinese family's life in the late 19th century, focusing on the bond between a young Chinese girl and her Jewish neighbor.

    Peony is set in the 1850s in the city of Kaifeng , in the province of Henan , which was historically a center for Chinese Jews . The novel follows Peony, a Chinese bondmaid of the prominent Jewish ... (Wikipedia)

  79. Stone Soup

    by Jon J. Muth
    Three monks arrive in a village and teach the importance of sharing by making soup from a stone.

    Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever ... (Barnes & Noble)

  80. The Wedding Dress

    by Rachel Hauck
    A wedding dress connects the lives of four women across generations, revealing their stories of love, loss, and redemption.

    Four brides. One Dress. A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love. Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with ... (Goodreads)

  81. Minding Frankie

    by Maeve Binchy
    A struggling single father, aided by a community of unlikely friends, learns to care for his special needs daughter.

    Emily Lynch arrives from America to the fictional Dublin neighborhood of St. Jarlath Crescent and, in her encouraging and resourceful way, rehabilitates the lives of everyone she meets. The main plot ... (Wikipedia)

  82. Harvey

    by Mary Chase
    Elwood P. Dowd's best friend is an invisible 6-foot rabbit named Harvey, causing his sister to question his sanity.

    Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch (192 cm) tall pooka resembling an ... (Wikipedia)

  83. The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook

    by Paula H. Deen
    A collection of Southern recipes passed down through generations, with a focus on comfort food and traditional dishes.

    From one of the most frequently visited restaurants in Savannah, The Lady & Sons, comes this collection of down-home Southern family favorites. Paula H. Deen, the owner and proprieter, has created a ... (Goodreads)

  84. Moonlight Road

    by Robyn Carr
    A woman moves to a small town to start over and finds love and healing.

    With her beloved younger siblings settled and happy, Erin Foley has empty nest syndrome. At age thirty-five.,So she's hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded (but totally ... (Barnes & Noble)

  85. P.S. Be Eleven

    by Rita Williams-Garcia
    Three sisters navigate adolescence in the 1960s while dealing with family drama and their own personal struggles.

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    Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – ... (Goodreads)

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    Story of a Dublin restaurant, its diverse patrons and the lives they weave together.

    Ella Brady, a young science teacher, falls in love with a handsome, suave businessman (Don Richardson) who is married but assures her that his marriage is "dead". For some time she is happy with the ... (Wikipedia)

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    A group of quilters embark on a cross-country trip, sharing their stories and bonding over their love of quilting.

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    A Texan cowboy falls in love with a woman who is running away from her past, but their love is threatened by secrets and danger.

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