Summer Reads
June 9, 2019
recommended books
showing author, title, publisher and (in parentheses) contributor
Brennert, Alan - Moloka'i: A Novel, St. Martin's Griffin, 2004 (Johanna Hatch)
Butler, Nickolas - Little Faith, Ecco, 2019 (Orange Schroeder)
Desai, Kiran - The Inheritance of Loss, Grove Press, 2006 (Suzzane Gerrandt)
Doig, Ivan - Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel, Riverhead Books, 2016 9Mary Frantz)
Galbraith, Robert - The Cuckoo's Calling, Mulholland Books, 2013 (Karen Deaton)
Gonzales, Laurence - Lucy, Knopf, 2010 (Bob Park)
Karon, Jan - The Mitford Years, Penguin Books, 2006 (Kathy Converse)
Kay, Guy Gavriel - Tigana, Penguin Canada, 2010 (Robin Proud)
Lloyd, Natalie - A Snicker of Magic, Scholastic Press, 2015 (Amanda Z.)
McGuire, Seanan - Every Heart a Doorway,, 2016 (Jessie Garst)
Miller, Madeline - Miller, Back Bay Books, 2019 (Anne Pryor)
Owens, Delia - Where the Crawdads Sing, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018 (Nancy Wunderlin)
Rowling, J. K. - The Casual Vacancy, Back Bay Books 2013 (Anne Pryor)
Setterfield, Diane - Once Upon a River: A Novel, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2019 (Orange Schroeder)
Smith, Haywood - Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch: A Novel, St. Martin's Press, 2002 (Kate Liu)
Tan, Lucy - What We Were Promised, Back Bay Books, 2019 (Orange Schroeder)
Towles, Amor - A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, Penguin Books, 2019 (Rick Ruecking)
Walls, Jeannette - Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, Scribner, 2010 (Chris Porter)

Atwood, Margaret - Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, House of Anansi Press, 2008 (Evan Creed)
Bronson, Po - What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question, Ballantine Books, 2005 (Kent Wenger)
Cullen, Art - Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper, Viking, 2018 (Al Nettleton)
Egan, Dan - The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, W. W. Norton & Company, 2018 (Johanna Hatch, Orange Schroeder)
Leverich, Lyle - Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams, Crown, 1995 (Mary Mullen)
Noah, Trevor - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Spiegel & Grau, 2019 (Kate Liu)
Sedaris. David - Calypso, Back Bay Books, 2019 (Orange Schroeder)
Shapiro, Dani - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, Knopf, 2019 (Orange Schroeder)
Wilkerson, Isabel - The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Vintage, 2011 9Aileen Nettleton)
Wilson, Diane - An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2006 (Rita Reffner)
Wohlleben, Peter - The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate?Discoveries from A Secret World, Greystone Books, 2020 (Chris Porter)

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