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The Adult Readers' Blog
Stephen Colbert. Love him or hate him? Either way,the Colbert Bump is a real phenomenon. I've seen it in action right here at the UAPL over the years. The book world without “The Bump “? Things will be un-Colbert-able for a while. It's time for a reverse toss back to Jon Stewart. Stewart has his own formidable book promotion super powers and he's been using them for years.
- The Colbert Report Booklist is a fan site listing all books featured on the show through the years. It's impressive.
- Books Featured on The Daily Show : ditto
- California by Edan Lepucki was a notable beneficiary of the Colbert Bump.
- Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello singing “There Are Much Worse Things To Believe In” from the special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All
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"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis
This novel by a debut author is written in a thoughtful and very approachable style. The story is told through a series of vignettes focusing on Hattie and her eleven children and one of her grandchildren. While it is a relatively quick and easy read, it packs a big punch as the author weaves you through the years and the lives of Hattie's family. The novel is extremely compelling and I would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor or Sandra Cisneros.
"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.
"The Forgotten Garden: A Novel" by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden shifts back and forth through time to solve a mystery about a four year old girl Nell; abandoned and waiting alone on a dock in Australia for parents who never come. The only link to her past is a little white suitcase the child carried when she was found.
Nell embarks on an adventure and attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her past. Her travels lead her to Blackhurst Manor, delving deep into a family's secrets and purchasing a cottage in Cornwall near the Manor. Before she can solve the mystery of her past, Nell dies but her grandaughter Cassandra takes up the quest. This is a fairytale-like novel with old houses and hidden gardens all containing secrets and surprises.