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memories of the ’80s – The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The mid 1980s was a fertile writing time for author John Irving, who published his sixth novel The Cider House Rules. Set in the 1930s and 1940s America, the story centers around Homer and his relationship with Wilbur. Homer is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

It started with one book – and has turned into a series beloved my several generations of readers – The Baby-Sitters Club. Starting with an idea from an editor at Scholastic Books, writer Ann M. Martin developed the first book, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

In the mid 1970s, young adult fiction was tackling the tough issues of growing up – and one of the books of the time period that exemplified many teen realities was Rumble Fish. Written by S. E. Hinton (who also … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

At the beginning of a new decade, the launch of a unique book series started jumping onto bestseller lists across North America: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. The Earth’s Children series focuses on the possible interaction … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Watership Down by Richard Adams

In the early 1970s, a fantasy novel about the life of rabbits in England became a bestseller on the literary lists: Watership Down by Richard Adams. Inspired by his home in Hampshire, England and the writings of British naturalist Ronald … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Published in 1984, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera focused the turbulent year of 1968 and the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Kundera’s five┬ácharacters, sugeon and intellectual Tomas, his photographer wife Tereza, Tomas’ mistress Sabina, her … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Helter Skelter

Four years after the grisly revelations surrounding the actions of cult leader Charles Manson and the Manson Family came the book, written by the lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter. The name comes from a theory that there would be … Continue reading

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