IndieBound September 2017 Book Recommends

Each month IndieBound puts out a list of books to read, and I race to my local mom/pop bookstore, literally brick and mortar run down shop in San Francisco, and grab the flyer so I can plan out my next set of stories to tackle. And so, here it is, my list from their list:

“Little Fires Everywhere is a breathtaking novel about art, motherhood, and truth. Mia and her daughter, Pearl, move to the perfectly planned community of Shaker Heights as the last stop on their nomadic adventure, bringing some much-needed permanence to teenager Pearl’s life. They both find friendship, but the connections they create with their landlord’s family will soon change all of their lives. Impossible to put down or stop thinking about. A great read.” {source}

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The World of Tomorrow is so wise and so ambitious in scope, with characters so complex, sympathetic, and real, that you will be hard-pressed to set it aside at a reasonable hour. Mathews’ success in rendering the physicality of New York City just before WWII, the complexities of the Irish-American experience, and the first awful rumblings of the Holocaust, along with all the details of class, race, family, tragedy, comedy, heroics, and jazz, make this a truly immersive reading experience. With beautiful prose, a plot that manages strand after strand of narrative without ever becoming knotted or coming undone, and a cast of characters as alive as any on the page, this novel is a masterpiece.” — Robert McDonald, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL

 

 

 

 

“This is the novel John Boyne was born to write: A brilliant book of identity and redemption, both heartbreaking and humorous, intimate and expansive. Cyril Avery has been constantly reminded he doesn’t belong, first by his adopted parents, then by the church and his country. As we follow him on his journey to acceptance, we are shown the cruelty of fate and the surprising kindness of ordinary people. Boyne perfectly constructs every story told, unveiling the humor and hypocrisy of humanity in each character and illuminating how the arc of Cyril’s story is also the arc of modern times. An amazing feat from the first page to the last.” — Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

These should get me through the next six weeks. How about you – do you see a story you want to read? Or have read recently that you recommend?

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