Reading List

Thanks to everybody who voted and helped select our reading materials for the second-half of 2012.  Click on the titles for detailed information via LibraryThing.  Survey says… 

July 16, 2012
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Fiction (192 pages)
“[A] mysterious, suspenseful, and radiant fable . . . The smart and resourceful housekeeper, the single mother of a baseball-crazy 10-year-old boy the Professor adores, falls under the spell of the beautiful mathematical phenomena the Professor elucidates, as will the reader, and the three create an indivisible formula for love.”
– Booklist

August 20, 2012
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Non-Fiction (320 pages)
West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham–aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty–and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and ’30s. Regarded by many as one of the best adventure books ever!”

September 17, 2012
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Fiction (335 pages)
“…an exploration into the mysteries of friendship…this is a wonderfully rich, warm, and affecting book. Highly recommended.”
–Library Journal

October 15, 2012
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Non-Fiction (496 pages)
“A master class in narrative storytelling…Extraordinarily moving…A powerfully drawn survival epic.”
–The Wall Street Journal

November 19, 2012
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
“Told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, is a richly imagined portrait of bohemian 1920s Paris, and of American literature’s original bad boy.”
-Town & Country

December 17, 2012
My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Fiction (384 pages)
“Rich with historical detail-including cameo appearances by Abraham Lincoln and Dorothea Dix, among others-My Name Is Mary Sutter is certain to be recognized as one of the great novels about the Civil War.”

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