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017 Favorite Autumn Books & 9/11 Stories That Make Ambre Cry

Harvest time, blowing leaves, sweet sister books, and water rescues

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Stories from the Ashes Catalogue

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Featured books in this episode:

  • Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear by N. M. Bodecker, illustrated by Erik Blegvad

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

  • Ann Radcliffe as a recommended gothic author

  • The Haunted Lake by P.J Lynch

    Our Complete Autumn Book List

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

  • Down Buttermilk Lane by Barbara Mitchell, illustrated by John Sandford

  • Maple by Lori Nichols

  • Maple & Willow series by Lori Nichols

  • Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols

  • Mousekin’s Golden House by Edna Miller

  • Mr. Hermit Miser and the Neighborly Pumpkin by Christine Noble Govan (Link is to read for free on Archive)

  • Christopher’s Garden by Elsa Beskow

  • Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen

  • Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman

  • Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 by Julie Gassman *clarification from the episode- the 9/11 water evacuation was second only to the evacuation of Dunkirk

We Remember 9/11 Booklist

  • Boatlift documentary- BOATLIFT - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

  • A Map Into The World by Kao Kalia Yang

    “Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”

    ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

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  • Do you have any autumn chapter book recommendations for Ambre?

  • What are your favorite fall picture books?

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Reshelving Alexandria
Stories from the Ashes Podcast
A Reshelving Alexandria podcast where we pontificate on good books and the stories that define and refine us. Join Ambre and friends as they discuss what they're reading and interview others in the literary world. We talk stories in all their forms because stories have the power to shape and change hearts and minds.
Amanda Rossman
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