Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

The Story of My Life / Catching Fire | September, 2009 September 1, 2009

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (unofficial)

Selected by Holly Kartchner

     

From Amazon.com (The Story of My Life):

In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller tells the extraordinary tale of her childhood and her mentor, teacher, and companion Anne Sullivan. Before she was two years old, the otherwise healthy Helen became ill with an unidentified condition from which she recovered—but not without losing both her sight and hearing completely. Helen’s inability to communicate beyond a few rudimentary signs became a source of despair for the Keller family until a young and ambitious Anne Sullivan was asked to become Helen’s personal instructor. Helen’s incredible true story is an inspiration to anyone who has faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

From Amazon.com (Catching Fire):

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

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The Story of My Life             Catching Fire

 

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Mutant Message Down Under / The Message | November, 2008 November 1, 2008

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Mutant Message Down Under  by Marlo Morgan and The Message by Lance Richardson

Selected by Holly Kartchner

      

From Amazon.com (Mutant Message Down Under):

Mutant Message Down Under is the fictional account of an American woman’s spiritual odyssey through outback Australia. An underground bestseller in its original self-published edition, Marlo Morgan’s powerful tale of challenge and endurance has a message for us all.

Summoned by a remote tribe of nomadic Aborigines to accompany them on walkabout, the woman makes a four-month-long journey and learns how they thrive in natural harmony with the plants and animals that exist in the rugged lands of Australia’s bush. From the first day of her adventure, Morgan is challenged by the physical requirements of the journey—she faces daily tests of her endurance, challenges that ultimately contribute to her personal transformation.

By traveling with this extraordinary community, Morgan becomes a witness to their essential way of being in a world based on the ancient wisdom and philosophy of a culture that is more than 50,000 years old.

From Amazon.com (The Message):

On Christmas Day, 1998, Lance Richardson was involved in an accident which later left him in a comatose state for several weeks. While his body was being kept alive by medical support equipment, his spirit passed into the world beyond. In “The Message,” Lance describes his experience in the world of spirits and delivers to us a message giving a greater understanding of the importance of families and the future of America. He was also taught concerning a most important principle of their society of peace, which, if followed by the people of this great nation, would rescue us from self-destruction.

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Mutant Message Down Under    The Message