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Factory Man

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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town Cover Image
$33.00
ISBN: 9780316231435
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 15th, 2014

Compelling and well researched, Factory Man is the story of one man's battle against globalization and the outsourcing of American jobs. John Bassett III, a third generation furniture maker is not without faults but the love of his country, his business and the people who worked for him and made him rich was strong enough to sustain him in this big fight to keep his factories humming on American soil. Factory Man is a fascinating, eye opening, quintessential American story! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781476756677
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 2nd, 2015

A quiet story about a family - their hopes, their dreams, their goals, their reality. One of the best books I've read this year! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


Death of a King

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Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316332767
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

Tavis Smiley walks the reader through the last year of Martin Luther Kings life with deeply rooted compassion, love and respect. He portrays King's struggles with growing criticism over his belief in non-violent resistance and solutions from friends, politicians and the more militant group of civil rights activists. They were profound and weighed heavy on his mind but he never gave up or compromised. Smiley has a strong personal connection to King and it shows in this book. It is short but filled with so much. Martin Luther King was taken way too early, I wonder what our world would be like had he been given the chance to carry his message of peace and equality to the world. ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


My Name Is Mary Sutter

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My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143119135
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2011

This is a memorable, compelling story of horror, discrimination, and futility. A young woman's encounters in the battlefield and in the hospitals of Washington D.C. during the civil War. Powerful and unforgettable! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


The Kindly Ones

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The Kindly Ones: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061353468
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 2nd, 2010

This book stirred up quite a bit of controversy since it's release in the US. I found it challenging, intelligent, intense, and could not put it down. ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812982398
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - July 21st, 2015

An Ingenious Story! A cast of magnetic characters! And Tooly Zylberberg - a young woman trying to unravel the mystery that is her life! All the ingredients you need for a great story! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


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