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Hollis Woods’s search for a family is a perpetual journey, as she moves from one foster home to another until she meets the Regan family and two rather quirky elderly women who teach her a lot about love, friendship, and belonging.

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including two books Girlfriends Read readers have read and enjoyed:  Lily’s Crossing and Willow Run.

We hope you will join us for the discussion of her book pictures of hollis woods on Sunday afternoon, November 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

In 1993, when the author was twelve, rebel forces attacked his home town, in Sierra Leone, and he was separated from his parents. For months, he straggled through the war-torn countryside, starving and terrified, until he was taken under the wing of a Shakespeare-spouting lieutenant in the government army. Soon, he was being fed amphetamines and trained to shoot an AK-47 (“Ignore the safety pin, they said, it will only slow you down”).

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