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THE STREET LAWYER
By John Grisham
 
Another great thriller from one of the world's most popular writers.
Michael is a rich lawyer. He works for Drake and Sweeney. One day, a homeless man attacks him. Michael tries to discover who the man is, but he discovers a terrible secret about Drake and Sweeney. Soon Michael is in danger....
(Level 4)

EVENING CLASS
By Maeve Binchy
 
Thirty people join an Italian evening class. All have their own reasons. Connie needs to escape from an unhappy home life; Lou has criminal intentions. Aidan and Signora have organized the classes. All their lives are changed for ever.
(Level 4)

THE RAINMAKER
By John Grisham
 
I have no job. I have no money. I have debts I can't pay. I do, however, have a case.
Rudy Baylor is ready to finish law school but loses his first job before he has even started. Then Dot and Bud Black ask for his help in their fight against a powerful insurance company. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying. His claim for medical insurance has been refused. Can Rudy, an inexperienced student, really give them any hope?
(Level 5)

BOOK OF THE WEEK
 
THE CITADEL
By A. J. Cronin
 
When Andrew Manson starts work as a doctor, he discovers some unpleasant facts about the medical profession. He struggles against a system that seems to value money more than curing illness.But the system is extremely powerful. Will he win the battle? 
(Level 5)

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Please watch the following video clip.
It is the story of Johnny, the grocery store bagger. It is short, but it will remind you of why and how we make an impact in what we do. You may even want to share it with others, and I hope you will.  

If you can read this, thank a teacher. 

- Anonymous teacher

"We read to know we are not alone."
       - C.S. Lewis