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Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Nicholas County Office
715 Main Street, Suite 100
Summersville, WV 26651-1431

Phone: 304-872-7898
Fax: 304-872-7895
Driving Directions

Purposeful Reading List

2016 Purposeful Reading List

Fiction

The Rope—Nevada Barr
The Aviator’s Wife—Melanie Benjamin
The Walnut Tree—Charles Todd
Tail Spin—Catherine Coulter
The Anatomist Wife—Anna Huber
Blood Money—K.J. Janssen
Life of Pi—Yann Martel
Men from Cribaar—Linda S. Moats
An Irish Country Wedding—Patrick Taylor
Out of Circulation—Miranda James
Unbroken- A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
A Turn in the Road—D. Macomber
Summer Rental—Mary Kay Andrews
The Lady in the Attic—Tara Randel
Outfoxed: A Novel—Rita Mae Brown
The Healing Quilt—Lauraine Snelling
Facing the Giants—E. Wilson
Safe Haven—Nicholas Sparks

Non-Fiction

The Confession, Part II—Beverly Lewis
An Invisible Thread—Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
A Daughter’s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child—Mary Soames
Heaven is Here: A Memoir—Stephanie Nielson
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven—Kevin & Alex Malarkey
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?—Rhoda Janzen
My Journey to Heaven: What I saw and how it Changed My Life—Marvin Besteman
America the Beautiful—Ben Carson, MD and Candy Carson
The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas—Julia Romp

Self Help

Simple Acts of Kindness—Terri Green
Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives—Hoda Kotb
Unglued—Lysa Terkeurst
A Girl’s Gotta Do What a Girl’s Gotta Do: The Safety Chick’s Guide to Living Safe and Smart—Kathleen Baty
Fat Chance-Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease—Robert Lusting, MD
A Rich Spot of Earth—Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello—Peter Hatch

West Virginia Authors

Saints and Villians—Denise Giardina
Along Came a Soldier—June Harman Betts
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart—M. Glenn Taylor
Daybreak Over Appalachia—Don Watts
Chasing Cows: I’m not in the Suburbs Anymore—Lyn Widmyer
Porch Swings and Fireflies—Elizabeth Rose
Long Road Home—Marie Frymier
Where Morning Dawns—Irene Brand
Beauty Before Comfort—Allison Glock
Legend of Mammy Jane—Sibyl Jarvis Pischke
To the Grave—Carlene Thompson
Blood on the Moon—Edward Steers Jr.
A Killing in the Hills—Julia Keller
A Veil of Shattered Dreams—Rachel Stark
Ghosts of Greebrier County—Nancy Richmond, Tammy Workman and Misty Walkup
Frost The Lost Ones—Marilyn Clarke
Child of the Mountains—Marilyn Shank

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