John Muller

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Book Cover For The Guest Book
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for August. Here are the previous lists June and July . Enjoy! Top Fiction Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Unsolved by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Lost And Found by Danielle Steel Redemption by David Baldacci Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Guest Book by Sarah Blake City Of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by Tara Westover...Read more...
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Book Cover For Girl, Spot Apologizing
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for July. Here are the previous lists for May and June . Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The 18th Abduction by James Patterson Unsolved by James Patterson Redemption by David Baldacci Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Reckoning by John Grisham Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The Chef by James Patterson Skin Game by Stuart Woods Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by Tara Westover...Read more...
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Book Cover For Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for April. Here are the previous lists for April and May . Enjoy! Top Fiction The 18th Abduction by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Reckoning by John Grisham The First Lady by James Patterson Neon Prey by John Sandford Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The Chef by James Patterson Redemption by David Baldacci Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by...Read more...
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Book Cover For Waling The Complete Book
When A Typical Work Day Nearly Sparked An International Incident We all have our daily work routines. However every once in a while something occurs that shakes up the status quo. In the case of my great great Uncle George Muller it came in the form of a minor celebrity by the name of Dr. Barbara Moore. Apparently there was a disagreement over fruits, vegetables, and a turtle she had brought from Sydney, Australia. California law prohibits the importation of fruits and vegetables for health reasons and Dr. Moore failed to declare them. When Customs Inspector Muller tried to compromise...Read more...
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Book Cover For Jewel City
Unique Connection To History And Art The San Jose Public Library has various pieces of art here at the main library and throughout its many branches for customers to appreciate and enjoy. This got me to thinking about my own connection to the the art world, and to that of my great-great-great aunt's husband Godfrey Lundberg. He painstakingly hand crafted a piece so intricate that it took some three years to complete, required a magnifying glass just to view it, and the artist had a physical breakdown when it was over. So what was this unusual artwork and why is...Read more...
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Book Cover For The Secret Solider
Unique In More Ways Than One In one way or the other we all have various family traditions. One in my family is a long established and fairly distinguished military tradition, which included my grandmother, who served in the Woman's Army Corps during World War II. I always found this fascinating mostly because she had various options with which to aid in the war effort, yet she chose active duty. I recently discovered another pioneering female relative who had a unique distinction, my 3rd cousin 8 times removed was a Private during the American Revolution, and her name was Deborah...Read more...
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Book Cover For Atomic Habits
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for April. Here are the previous lists for March and April . Enjoy! Top Fiction Redemption by David Baldacci Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Past Tense by Lee Child Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The First Lady by James Patterson The Reckoning by John Grisham The Chef by James Patterson Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama Educated by...Read more...
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Book Jacket Home Body
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for April. Here are the previous lists for February and March . Enjoy! Top Fiction The First Lady by James Patterson Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Past Tense by Lee Child Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Chef by James Patterson The Reckoning by John Grisham Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama...Read more...
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Book Cover For The Wedding Guest
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for March. Here are the previous lists for January and February . Enjoy! Top Fiction Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Past Tense by Lee Child Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly The Reckoning by John Grisham The Chef by James Patterson Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman Top Non-Fiction Becoming by Michelle O'Bama...Read more...
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Book Cover For Bill Mauldin : A Life Up Front
Forgotten Recognition Chances are pretty good if you have a relative that served in the armed forces, particularly during World War 2, they either never received or otherwise lost track of the various military medals they were awarded for their service. This was certainly the case for three of my grandparents who served in the US Army during WWII. The cartoonist and WWII veteran Bill Mauldin put it succinctly when he said in his book Up Front , " Civilians may think it's a little juvenile to worry about medals, but a civilian has a house and a bankroll to...Read more...
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