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Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Throughout the year, features adult books from, our site for adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

October 2005

Take one part CHARMING BILLY, a dash of Frank McCourt, add a shot of "Cheers," serve straight up, and you'll have the charming concoction that is THE TENDER BAR. J.R. Moehringer fondly reflects on his youth, however misspent, within the cooling shadows of the town's local bar.

Women's Letters: America From the Revolutionary War to the Present by Lisa Grunwald

October 2005

With more than 400 letters and over 100 stunning photographs, Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler's "anti-textbook" is a work of astonishing breadth and scope, and a remarkable testament to the women who lived --- and made --- history.

Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill

October 2005

Tiny Ursula Wong vanishes down an abandoned mineshaft in front of her horrified parents. The little girl is the culmination of generations of her ancestors, whose fascinating stories over a 2,000-year span form the bulk of this exquisite novel.

Maybe a Miracle by Brian Strause

October 2005

Brian Strause's debut novel is about an American family transfixed by a series of mysterious events. From a comfortable suburb of Columbus, Ohio, emerges a story of rebellion, faith and hope, bridging the cultural gap between those who believe in miracles and those who wish they could.

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

October 2005

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it's more than a year before the victim is identified. And that's just the beginning of the mystery. 


October 2005

Ten years after the publication of WICKED, Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. Following the demise of the Wicked Witch of the West, a young man whom some say is her son begins a journey to the Emerald City with Dorothy and the Scarecrow, encountering many hurdles --- good and bad --- along the way. 

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

March 2005

Emma Corrigan is incorrigible; she has secrets from everyone she knows. So what will she do when a stranger on a plane learns them all --- and spills them?

Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock

March 2005

In many ways, Carrie Parker is like any other eight-year-old --- playing make-believe, dreading school, dreaming of faraway places. But even her imaginative mind can't shut out the realities of her impoverished North Carolina home or help her protect her younger sister, Emma.

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

March 2005

Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Delia Hopkins now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it.