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Southern Cross the Dog by Bill Cheng

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This is a well written first novel about Robert a poor eleven year old black boy in Louisiana. The great flood of 1927 hits and his life takes many turns.  He travels full circle from his childhood friends back to those same friends enduring the loss of his family, his jobs, his freedom and his dignity all the while taking care of those he considers his friends.  Robert wants nothing more than to be rid of his terrible life yet he keeps a talisman around his neck to keep the “dog” that follows him at bay.

Southern Lights by Danielle Steel

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I have read maybe ten of Danielle Steel’s seventy plus books, and I believe this is one of her better ones.An easy fast read about the lives of a divorced couple and their child.The story takes place in the high society life style of Charleston S.C.This is a story about a bond between a mother and daughter, and a loving father who welcomes his daughter home at last.
A happy ending makes this an enjoyable read. -- submitted by Michelle

Tula Pink's City Sampler

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I am a quilter so I was delighted when we got some new quilt books in this spring. They inspired me to begin not one but two quilts. Hopefully they won't take me as long as the last one (5 years of my life).

Tula Pink's City Sampler will get you thinking outside the box of traditional pieced block patterns. Her unique ideas will set your mind in a new direction for that one of a kind modern quilt.



These three scrap quilt books offer bright colorful design ideas to brighten your bed or wall and will help you use up your stash (or just buy more)!

Scraptherapy Scraps plus One! by Joan Ford





Seamily Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh




Scrap-Basket Beauties by Kim Brackett

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11 –Year Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff

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This is an inspiring story of how a young panhandler and a busy sales executive become friends for life.  Laura sees 11 year old Maurice begging for money on the streets of New York and offers to buy him lunch at McDonalds.   Poverty and family drug problems are all Maurice has ever known.  This begins a friendship and the beginning of a new and better life for Maurice. “According to an old Chinese proverb, there’s an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other’s live.”  As you read the story you will see how much Laura and Maurice needed each other.  A very touching story about courage, trust and love. -- submitted by Michelle