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Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune
by Isabel Allende
An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849 and meets a Chinese herbalist, who becomes her soul mate, on the journey.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Deadline

Deadline
by Chris Crutcher
When he is given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide known as "Hey-Soos."
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Dear One

The Dear One
by Jacqueline Woodson
Twelve-year-old Feni has to adjust when the pregnant young daughter of an old friend of her mother comes to stay with them.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley
by P. D. James
A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Devil in the White City

Devil in the White City
by Erik Larson
A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event--visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths.
Approximate number of books in kit: 12


Disgrace

Disgrace
by J.M. Coetzee
Written with austere clarity , Disgrace explores the downfall of one man and dramatizes with unforgettable, almost unbearable vividness the plight of South Africa-a country caught in the chaotic aftermath of the overthrow of Apartheid.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman
A tale inspired by the massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Dragonwings

Dragonwings
by Laurence Yep
A young Chinese boy in San Francisco's Chinatown supports his poor and ridiculed father in his dream of building a flying machine.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Dreams of Joy

Dreams of Joy
by Lisa See
A continuation of "Shanghai Girls" finds a devastated Joy fleeing to China to search for her real father while her mother, Pearl, desperately pursues her, a dual quest marked by their encounters with the nation's intolerant Communist culture.
Approximate number of books in kit: 12


The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan

The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan
by Jennifer Armstrong
Mairhe, who lives in an Irish slum in Washington, D.C., in the 1860s, struggles to come to grips with the impact of the Civil War on her family
Approximate number of books in kit: 10



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