The 2014 All Iowa Reads selection offers a mythic psychological drama played out in small-town Minnesota. If you need a book with all the ends tied up neatly, you may not be satisfied with Little Wolves. But if you are drawn to mysteries within mysteries, especially those dark mysteries of the heart, then this is the book for you.
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Harold is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old friend in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known.
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The best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.
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Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, the Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.
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Drawing on intensive research and a firsthand account of the dangerous 2012 expedition, this thrilling true story of survival, which moves between World War II and today, follows the survivors of a U.S. cargo plane crash in 1942 and their 148 days spent fighting for their lives during a brutal Arctic winter.
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