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Coming of Age
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Coming of Age - that exhilarating and bittersweet time that we all pass through on the way to adulthood. Full of challenges, joy and pain, the transition...Show more Coming of Age - that exhilarating and bittersweet time that we all pass through on the way to adulthood. Full of challenges, joy and pain, the transition is from relative naïveté to (hopefully) maturity and understanding. This Life Stages - Coming of Age booklist highlights a few of the many titles written on this theme, spanning most of the century. Show less
Family Life
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From the joys and trials of parenthood to sibling relationships and family dysfunction, this list presents comtemporary writers and their "take"...Show more From the joys and trials of parenthood to sibling relationships and family dysfunction, this list presents comtemporary writers and their "take" on this experience of our shared humanity. Bookmarks magazine notes that their selections are within a fairly traditional concept of what makes a family, recognizing that the exploration of the various forms the word "family" can describe would require a separate list. Show less
First Love
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The romance of first love - who doesn't remember their first kiss, or the heartbreak of rejection and loss? This new First Love booklist features fiction...Show more The romance of first love - who doesn't remember their first kiss, or the heartbreak of rejection and loss? This new First Love booklist features fiction by contemporary writers whose stories tell of the joy, pain and disappointment of first love. Divided by decade or era, the stories in each are influenced and shaped by the events of the time. Many of the stories focus on the challenges of romance across the lines of culture or class. Show less
Careers
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Our chosen career - such an integral part of our path through life. If fortunate, we get to feel the rush of excitement that comes with finding our life'...Show more Our chosen career - such an integral part of our path through life. If fortunate, we get to feel the rush of excitement that comes with finding our life's passion in work, followed by growth and discovery - and sometimes, disappointment. The titles in this booklist are not memoirs or books about business, but fiction about people pursuing their life passions in work - artists and out-of-the-ordinary professions are most often represented - and covering decades during the last century. Whatever their work, these characters communicate a vibrancy and focus that is palpable and inspiring. Show less
Marriage
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Reading allows us to have experiences in our imagination that we may not ever be able to have in real life. It can also provide illumination and insight ...Show more Reading allows us to have experiences in our imagination that we may not ever be able to have in real life. It can also provide illumination and insight to our shared experiences. The stories in this Marriage booklist are set over the timespan of a century, so represent how the institution has changed, as well as the fact that some things remain happily (or not so) the same. Happy Reading! Show less
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