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6 Romantic Classics Sure to Fire up Your Valentine’s Day

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 9, 2012

Instead of an over-priced dinner at a crowded restaurant, you may want to consider a quiet night at home for Valentine’s Day with a good book.  Below are 6 excellent classic novels renowned for their passion and romance. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet, literature’s most perfect heroine, and her Mr. Darcy banter […]

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The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on April 30, 2010

Opening lines: I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw New Hardbine’s father over the top of the Standard Oil sign. I’m not lying. He got stuck up there. About nineteen people congregated during the time it took for Norman Strick to walk up to the Courthouse and blow the whistle for the volunteer fire department. They eventually did come with the ladder and haul him down, and he wasn’t dead but los his hearing an din many other ways was never the same afterward. They said he overfilled the tire.”


Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on April 22, 2010

Opening line:
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”



Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on January 21, 2010