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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 Teenreads.com. Throughout the year, Teenreads.com features adult books from Bookreporter.com, 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 Bookreporter.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss

May 2006

On New Year's Eve 1972, following 18 magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player brilliantly back to life in this first-rate biography.

Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

April 2006

 

In this chilling new thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark weaves

The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky: A True Story by Ken Dornstein

April 2006

In this stunning, emotionally charged memoir, Ken Dornstein interweaves the moving story of his own coming-of-age with the promise of greatness his brother never lived to fulfill. THE BOY WHO FELL OUT OF THE SKY is a heartbreaking but profoundly hopeful book about finding beauty in the midst of tragedy and making sense of it.

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin

April 2006

In a small town square of a sleepy Georgia town, a spirited seven-year-old sits at her lemonade stand, raising money for her own heart transplant. As a beat-up bread truck careens around the corner, a strong wind blows Annie's money into the road. A bearded stranger looks up in time to see Annie's yellow dress fluttering in the wind as she runs into the road. What happens next will change both of their lives forever. 

White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

April 2006

During the steamy summer of 1967 Hong Kong, American teenage sisters Kate and Frankie's devastating personal drama plays out against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. The suspense builds almost unbearably in this dreamlike novel written in a graceful and lyrical voice. 

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April 2006

Seventeen-year-old Thomas Mahey and his lover (who is also his high school teacher), along with the town eccentric, flee his hometown to live in an abandoned house in Vermont. Free of the rules from his old world, Thomas glories --- and struggles --- within his new family. 

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

April 2006

Despite a big beautiful house, a husband and an incredibly successful career, Elizabeth Gilbert was consumed with panic, grief and confusion. After going through a long, painful divorce, a deep depression and another failed romance, she found herself in need of change. EAT, PRAY, LOVE is Gilbert's deeply personal chronicle of the year she spent living in three different countries in order to better understand herself and her ultimate place in the universe. 

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

April 2006

Fourteen-year old Trixie Stone is a popular straight-A student who has always looked up to her father as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family --- and herself --- seems to be a lie.

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson

March 2006

Lawyer Yuki Castellano receives the devastating news that her mother, a patient at San Francisco Medical Center, has died after being given the wrong medication. But this is not the first time the hospital has made this mistake. Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate for themselves and face an unspeakable menace. 

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March 2006

John Feinstein explores what it means to a school, a coach, and a player to be in the Final Four or even at The Final --- the moving stories of players and coaches who thought they'd never make it to college basketball's final weekend, the spectacular triumphs of the winning teams, and the heartbreaking defeats for those who missed the cut.