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The Galveston County Daily News: Books

July 27, 2015

Books

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Recounting the story of Gertrude Ederle

At the beginning of the 20th century girls were not encouraged to “dream big and believe in yourself.”

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Sunday 07/26/2015
‘Princes at War’ reveals grim story of British royalty
Posted: July 26, 2015

When Edward VIII abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson, the woman he loved, it was supposed to be part of the love story of the century.

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Sunday 07/19/2015
Accepting differences can be the best of 2 worlds
Posted: July 19, 2015

Bean and Ivy were two friends who never meant to like each other. Each of their mothers suggested they play with the 7-year-old girl across the street, but neither was interested. “No, thanks!”

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‘Dragon in Exile’ a good introduction
Posted: July 19, 2015

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have been writing about the science fiction exploits of Clan Korval for nearly three decades. They brought one story arc to a close recently by moving Korval off Liad.

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Sunday 07/12/2015
Getting to know Ben Franklin
Posted: July 12, 2015

There is something about Benjamin Franklin that makes us think we know him. We even call him Ben.

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Telling the colorful history of bourbon, America’s alcohol
Posted: July 12, 2015

If the United States has a national alcohol it is whiskey, especially bourbon. Law defines bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States.

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Sunday 07/05/2015
‘Anne of Green Gables’ a forever charming, delightful experience
Posted: July 05, 2015

Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables from the orphan asylum as a skinny freckle faced little girl, with long red braids.

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A fascinating look at the impact of The Inklings on literature
Posted: July 05, 2015

The Inklings perhaps were the 20th century most influential literary circle. Three members, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Barfield legitimized fantasy as a literary genre, a field which has grown explosively over the last 40 years.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
‘Orphan Train’ a compelling story painting vivid images
Posted: July 01, 2015

In 1854, and for 75 years thereafter, parentless children — orphans — were transported by trains to the Midwest from the east coast, there to be inspected and taken (sometimes adopted) by families in need of farm or other kinds of help. Many were abused and beaten; some were abandoned, and some ran away. Living in one foster home after another was usual.

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