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The Personal History of Rachel Dupree. Much of this book takes place in the Badlands of South Dakota--a MUST-SEE drive for anyone traveling to the Black Hills.

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30 Books to Read Out Loud to Older Kids

Looking for some books to read out loud to older kids? This is such a fantastic list with suggestions straight from moms!

The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) by James Lee Burke http://www.amazon.com/dp/1439128294/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_T.Z7ub0Q9XHFW

#audiobook #staffpicks This book is based on two families that lived in isolation on San Miguel Island. The characters’ blindness to the environmental consequences of their struggle to make a life alone on the island allows Boyle to convey the moral of the story without getting heavy-handed. Barbara Caruso interprets the inner turmoil of Boyle’s characters so well, I wanted to jump into the action and save them from what was coming. Read full review at http://www.santacruzpl.org/readers/

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'Descent' Is A Twisty Thriller-Plus

Descent: One summer morning while vacationing with her family in the foothills of the Rockies, a young girl, a high-school athlete in her senior year, goes out for a run in the higher altitudes — and disappears.

Blood on the Water by Anne Perry Shut out of the investigation of a massive bombing he witnessed, William Monk takes over when evidence surfaces that the person executed for the crime was innocent, a situation that places him in the center of a violent power struggle for control of the Suez Canal.

One of Ours - Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of a young Nebraska farm boy and World War I. I think it's my favorite of her books.