Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Fiction suggested by Lynnie 1660s: Bethia, 12 year old Puritan, and Caleb, young son of a chieftain, form a secret bond. Old ways vs new ways. Caleb eventually becomes the first Native American graduate of Harvard. From Amazon – A tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure. Bethia Mayfield […]
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Fiction suggested by Susan From Amazon – Four boys set out to travel the country in search of a fresh start: Emmett and Billy want to find their mother who left them when they were young, and Duchess and Woolly are on the hunt for a stashed wad of cash. […]
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Non-Fiction suggested by Nader Our earliest experiences shape our lives. Here is powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.
What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies Fiction suggested by Romie From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood, through various mysterious encounters, the events in Francis’ life were not always what they seemed. From Amazon – Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to […]
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Fiction suggested by Terry Winner of 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. An Oprah’s Book Club selection. Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, grows a boy with a fierce talent for survival. Brilliant re-imagining of David Copperfield, set in modern-day Appalachia.
Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia by Natasha Lance Rogoff Non-Fiction suggested by Romie Interesting and suspenseful, making Sesame Street in Russia. A tale of perseverance and creativity, and how disparate cultures find common ground. Russia’s people, culture, and their complicated relationship with the West. From Romie […]
Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon A young poet tells the inspiring story of his treacherous migration from El Salvador to the US at the age of nine. A memoir of bravery, hope, and finding family. From Amazon – A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El […]
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin Non-Fiction suggested by Shirley A series of short essays written >100 years ago about California’s southeastern Sierra mountains and deserts and some of their most interesting characters. From Shirley – I very much am liking “The Land of Little Rain” by Mary Austin. Different versions of […]
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land Non-fiction suggested by Barbara From Amazon – Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land’s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. At 28, Stephanie Land’s plans […]
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal Non-Fiction suggested by Lynnie Waal is a world-famous ceramicist who inherits 264 pieces of Japanese netsuke carvings. He uncovers their history and also his family’s five generation history. From Amazon – Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making […]