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Laura Hillenbrand Answers Your Questions About Unbroken

Hi, Bookies: When Laura Hillenbrand published Seabiscuit: An American Legend in 2001, she won raves for her captivating account of the unlikely champion of the racetrack. But she won admiration, too, for the fact that she’d written the book while suffering from a chronic fatigue syndrome that often left her unable to leave her bed, let alone her home. She […]

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Unbroken: Part V

Hi, Bookies: Wow, I can’t believe our story has finally come to an end. I think that we all pretty much agree that Hillenbrand has told a gripping tale of survival and endurance. We witnessed what it really means to embrace the power of faith, forgiveness, and redemption. We met a modern-day hero. When Part V opens, Louie returns to […]

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Unbroken: Part IV

Hi, Bookies: Thank you again for all of your comments and for sharing so many links. It’s amazing that so many of you have had the privilege of hearing Louie speak in person. Section IV hit me very hard. As soon as I started reading, I knew the worst wasn’t yet over for Louie. The power of Hillenbrand’s words brought […]

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Unbroken: Chapter 9 of Part II Through Part III

Hi, Bookies: Thank you all for your honest and insightful comments on last week’s post. I know many of you have already read the book and am so happy that you’re sharing your feedback with us as we read. I must confess, I keep stopping myself from getting too far ahead. I think it’s fair to say that in this […]

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Unbroken: Part I Through Chapter 8 of Part II

Hi, Bookies: I hope everyone is enjoying the book so far. I’m completely immersed in Unbroken and had to restrain myself from reading ahead. Laura Hillenbrand truly has a gift for telling a remarkable story. In Part I, we’re introduced to 12-year-old Louis Zamperini, who is the son of Italian immigrants. Louie, as Hillenbrand calls him, is wild and unruly: […]

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Welcome to September’s Book Club!

Hi, everyone! I’m Krissy Tiglias, a deputy editor on Realsimple.com, and I am excited to be leading–for the first time–this month’s discussion. Here on the site, I spend most of my time working on the Home & Organizing and Holidays & Entertaining content. That means lots of fun stuff like gift guides, product roundups, and photo shoots. In fact, earlier […]

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