1st Oct 2018 READ IT

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Introducing the MC Book Club…

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss

We are proud to announce the kick of The MC Book Club! Every few months we’ll be picking our favorite books for your kids, young adults and most importantly… you! Books that will inspire, open up new worlds and expand your families imaginations before bedtime. Happy reading…

KIDS:

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: Journeys to the end of the world with fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in this seven series novel. Each story is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations. The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to readers of all ages, even fifty years after they were first published. Barnesandnoble.com
  • Gangster Granny by David Williams: A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words. The hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is forced to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup; but there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma: 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help… Amazon.com
  • Little Peope, Big Dreams by Isabel Sanchez: From designers like Coco Chanel and artists like Georgia O’Keefe, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for young children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world! MarieChantal.com

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YOUNG ADULTS:

  • Misery by: Steve King: Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after a horrible car accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her, and little does he know she has a lot of ways to spur him on…  Amazon.com
  • The Boy in The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne: Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance, but Bruno longs to be an explorer. He decides that there must be more to this desolate new place that meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. Amazon.com
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini:  Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, loss and fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them – in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul. They come to form a bond that makes them both sisters, that will ultimately alter the course of not just of their own lives, but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, this novel shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice.  Amazon.com

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PARENTS:

  • The Magus, By: John Fowles: Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island. He develops a friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate, which leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, erotic encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life.  The Magus is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining; rich with symbols, conundrums and a labrinthine of twisted events. Amazon.com
  • The Secret History by Donna Tart:  Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill Amazon.com
  • Small Fry by Lisa Brennan Jobs:  Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents (artist Chrisann Brennan and Apple founder Steve Jobs)―Lisa Brennan Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice. Amazon.com

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