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Reading Lists

Book Lovers Circle 2018 September

The Cabin at the End of the World

The Cabin at the End of the World
When and her two dads are having an idyllic vacation in an isolated cabin in New Hampshire, when four strange men appear and within a short time, convince the loving family that unless one of them sacrifices another member of the family, the world will end. They present just enough evidence to convince the family of the awful possibility that this is true. The author asks the question, "What will they do?" at the same time he is asking the reader, "What would YOU do?" The author has won awards for his novels of psychological suspense, and this is another one to add to his list. Check Our Catalog

Call Me American

Call Me American
This is the true story of a young man, born in Somalia, and his harrowing struggle to escape from his war torn life. He and his brother end up saving the family because of their street smarts, and Abdi, because he has taught himself English by watching videos of American movies, is able to find some helpful Ameican friends, who aid him to escape. His also won a lottery to apply for a green card, a lottery that awards 50,000 visas and has millions of applicants. He is now in America, has a job, but describes how even with his green card, he and fellow immigrants no longer feel safe. It's a great example of what it means to be an immigrant in America today. Check Our Catalog

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and Memoir

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and Memoir
Alexandria has always been against the death penalty-until she interns one summer in a law firm that has taken on the case of a convicted pedophile to keep him from getting the death penalty. In researching his case and hearing about his crime, Alexandria has to confront the abuse she received from her own grandfather and how if affects her own feelings about the death penalty. This book also examines the American justice system, and shows how abuse begets abuse unless we can stop the cycle. Check Our Catalog

From the Corner of the Oval

From the Corner of the Oval
At age 25, Dorey-Stein answers a Cragslist ad and finds herself with a job as one of the stenographers to President Obama. She travels the world with him from 2012-2017, and sees first-hand how his presidency operates. She has a steamy romance with a co-worker. The book is important because it shows us the inside of a powerful man's organization and gives us insight into a young woman who gets to watch history in the making. Check Our Catalog

The Great Believers

The Great Believers
Two stories connect the characters in this novel that takes as its setting the World War I era, the 80's and present day Paris. The novel provides insight into how the characters lives are changed by events from the past, and how the changes are currently impacting upon the present. Check Our Catalog

The Last Cruise

The Last Cruise
Lots of characters end up on this cruise, which is supposed to be the last cruise of the once posh Queen Isabella, the best of the 1950's style liners, which will be going to the scrap heap after this last voyage. And everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. The crew has just been told they will be out of jobs after the cruise finishes, so they are not too happy; to save costs, basic maintenance has not been done on the ship, and the weather isn't shaping up to be too great, either. It's entertaining, but probably should not be the book you take with you on your next cruise. Check Our Catalog

The Life List of Adrian Mandrick

The Life List of Adrian Mandrick
This is a debut novel. Adrian Mandrick is an anesthesiologist who has become addicted to the pain killers he gives his patients, while he tried to avoid the pain in his life. Trying to avoid confronting his personal pain, he nearly destroys his life-he abandons his family and friends while he tries to avoid his issues, and searches instead in hopes of sighting a rare bird. This is a psychological portrait, as well as a travel adventure with a mystery thrown in. Check Our Catalog

The Secrets Between Us

The Secrets Between Us
This is the sequel to the heartbreaking The Space Between Us. Bhirma, who had worked for more that 20 years for an upper - middle class Parsi family, was fired when she told the truth about the householder's son to his family. Without a job, Bhrima has to find a way to support herself and her grand-daughter. Check Our Catalog

The Word is Murder

The Word is Murder
The author, who also wrote "Magpie Murders" has done it again. . This time, the main character is the actual author, Anthony Horowitz, who is hired by a down and out detective (a fictional character) to write the story of a case they are on. But their bromance does not go smoothly. As much as he would like to stay out of this partnership, Anthony finds himself drawn into this duo. You'll want to solve the mystery as well and find out how this partnership plays out. Check Our Catalog

There I Go Again

There I Go Again
This memoir by William Daniels is just fun. Daniels' acting persona, someone often pompous and pretentious, may not be that far off from his real self, but he always seems to be winking at the reader, which makes this book just pure pleasure to read. He has had an interesting life-from a stage mother who could out-stage mother Gypsy Rose Lee's mom, to starting at the bottom and working his way up, Daniels overcame more than a few obstacles, has had a long and fulfilling marriage, and totally accepts that he was not always the leading man, but always did his best in every acting job he felt fortunate enough to take. He's in his 80s and not done yet. Check Our Catalog



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