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COMING TO AMERICA: a Finnish Family Story By Carolyn Caines
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The lives of Thomas and Reeta Juntunen are traced through historical records and family stories. They were immigrants from the village of Puolanka, Finland, in the early 1900's, passing through Ellis... More > Island, cross-country to Astoria, and then to Souhtwest Washington. In the hills above Longview and Kelso, they settled in a community of Finns, many of whom came from the same small village. This is the factual account of their lives which was also chronicled in the novel PASSAGE TO LOVE.< Less
Where the Huckleberries Grow By Agnes Rands
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In 1912, teenage sisters Tilda and Ida leave their father and their indentured farm in Finland and immigrate to Portland, Oregon. Here in a bustling city with a large Scandinavian population, they... More > find the good life America promised. Yet, when Tilda marries Charlie, a handsome Swede Finn logger, she moves into a remote logging camp in the Olympic Mountains and finds herself indentured to a life even more severe than the one she left. Logging methods are primitive and camp life is harsh. Forest fires and accidents plague the logging community. Still, with optimism and spirit, these families—primarily Scandinavian immigrants—find ways to enjoy life. This book is about these years—the good times and the bad times. It ends in 1939, when Charlie takes his family and leaves the woods for a less-strenuous occupation.< Less
The Gilded Age, Part 7. By Mark Twain
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April... More > 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Among his writings are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. Excerpt from:< Less
My Paperback Book By Sean McCabe
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Jimmy Devine has quit his band 'Blazes', and it isn't long before a feeling of regret sets in. The question is, does he try to rejoin his old band, or start a new one? When he is asked to play at a... More > benefit for an IRA man who is being held in jail on suspicion of gunrunning for the Irish freedom fighters, he sees his chance. In the meantime, Fintan Gilsenan, the owner of 'The Borderline' pub in Woodside, is not happy that his rival bar, The Gate, is hosting this benefit. When Cathal Finn, the leader of the Irish Unity Party, arrives in New York en route to meet the US President in Washington, Fintan sees an opportunity to gain the upper hand by inviting Cathal Finn to speak in his bar on the same night as the benefit. Unfortunately, a few lines must be crossed in order to put his plan in motion...< Less
25 Favorite Children's Books for Middle and Young Adult Readers By Smashbooks
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This collection will create many happy memories for middle and young adult readers. Includes the following classics: * Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) * Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift) *... More > Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss) * The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving) * A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) * A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne) * Little Women & Little Men (Louisa May Alcott) * The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) * Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) * Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) * Heidi (by Johanna Spyri) * Lorna Doone (R.D. Blackmore) * The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) * The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) * The Call of the Wild (Jack London) * A Little Princess & The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) * White Fang (Jack London) * The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) * Anne of Green Gables & Avonlea (L.M. Montgomery) * Pollyanna (Eleanor Porter)< Less

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Rayisms Rayisms By Ray Shufelt
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