Readers' picks

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Readers' picks

I've just finished The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and found much beauty in such a tragic story. What terrific insights into the recent history of Afghanistan drawn from the lives of two boys.– Kristin Shewfelt, Lafayette, Colo.

My wife has trouble going to sleep at night and the sound of my voice reading aloud usually does the trick. But we've been reading J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series and it is so entertaining that she can't wait for me to turn the page. – Art Aceto, Joliet, ILL.

I am halfway through Animal's People by Indra Sinha and am enjoying every page. This is an important tale for all the world to hear, and particularly American ears. The story is told by an unforgettable character – one that this reader came to deeply care about (despite his profane tongue). – Marc Regan, Blocksburg, Calif.

A friend sent Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin. I reread this charming dog story at least a hundred times and am still fascinated by the illustrations.– Amanda Eagle, Santa Ynez, Calif.

Once I started The Proud Possessors: The Lives, Times and Tastes of Some Adventurous American Art Collectors by Aline Saarinen (the wife of the architect Eero Saarinen) I couldn't wait to get back to it. – Robert Schmidt, Armonk, N.Y.

In Memo to the President Elect, Madeleine Albright writes on serious issues with such an easy style that she makes a profound subject enjoyable. – Edie Anne Hutchinson, N. Waterboro, Maine

I am reading Hoof Prints by Melanie Sue Bowles. People might think this is only for horse lovers. Not true! Themessage is about finding something to be passionate about, giving back to the world without expecting anything in return, and living a selfless life. Everyone should read it.– Sarah Ross, Mena, Ark.


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