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The Chosen Mothers by Erma Bombeck

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Erma Bombeck, humorist, author, columnist, journalist, television personality, mother, wife, friend, and all-around witty spark of knowledge in a sometimes dark world began what would become her careers during just junior high. In an effort to support her mother after losing her father at a young age, Bombeck set out to make history as one [...]



The Sweet Porridge by The Brother’s Grimm

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The Brother’s Grimm were a sibling pair of German authors who penned a collection of fantastical feats and extraordinary human magic known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales (or Grimms Marchen in their native tongue.) The stories, adventures, and myth captured by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have inspired, stunned, and even scared children and adults since first [...]



The Man Who Loved Islands by D.H. Lawrence

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English novelist, playwright, literary critic, essayist, poet, painter, and former teacher David Herbert “D.H.” Lawrence is considered one of the most influential and opinionated artists of the 20th century. WIth themes centered around issues of poverty, oppression, instinct, vitality, morality, spontaneity, and even sex, Lawrence and his artistic integrity faced harsh criticism. Upon his later [...]



Under The Knife by HG Wells

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British writer and “Father of Science Fiction” Herbert George “H.G. Wells” was one of the most prolific authors of the late 1800s and early 1900s. His contributions to literature traversed genres and offered readers an insightful glimpse into history, politics, moralization, Darwinism, possibility, and social dynamics. Among Wells’ most highly acclaimed works are such classics [...]



Knives by Louis Erdrich

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American poet, author, and novelist Karen Louise Erdrich has been paid to write since she was a young child and her father gave her one nickel for every story she penned. Many years later, her abilities grew to encompass a Pulitzer prize nomination and international praise for blazing the path as the first Native American [...]



The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs

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William Wymark “W.W.” Jacobs followed a slow, yet steady road to becoming a well known British author during the turn of the 20th century. This London born writer began his career as a clerk for the postal service where he continued to write until he felt he had earned enough money to support his writing [...]



A Riddling Tale by The Brother’s Grimm

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The Brother’s Grimm were a sibling pair of German authors who penned a collection of fantastical feats and extraordinary human magic known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales (or Grimms Marchen in their native tongue.) The stories, adventures, and myth captured by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have inspired, stunned, and even scared children and adults since first [...]



That Brute Simmons by Arthur Morrison

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British author, journalist, editor, and novelist Arthur Morrison was a prominent twentieth century writer best known for his ability to effectively harness reality. Highly praised for his contributions to literature and art, Morrison is best known for his books, A Child of the Jago, and Tales of Mean Streets. Almost all of his works involve [...]





The Kings of Orion by John Buchan

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Scottish historian, politician, and novelist John Buchan was an adventurer who based much of his craft in the experiences he had as a diplomat. Buchan’s posts as the Governor General of Canada, Parliament member to the Combined Scottish Universities, and WWI British propaganda writer earned him significant praise and recognition from the top leaders of [...]




The Hammer of God by G.K. Chesterton

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English philosopher, poet, journalist, lecturer, critic, biographer, debater, and author Gilbert Keith “G.K.” Chesterton was best described by close friend George Bernard Shaw as a “man of colossal genius.” Chesterton’s mark on 20th century literature, politics, and religion is indelible. His abilities a “prince of paradox” have astounded generations of thinkers, readers, critics, other writers, [...]