More Reader Recommendations

Enthusiastic readers continued to offer their recommendations at the summer reading display table. Here’s the last batch, but don’t hesitate to keep adding suggestions in the comments.

Fiction

 Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins: “Hilarious! Creative!”

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen: A skillfully-told tale of “ordinary people caught in tragic circumstances.”

The Alchemyst: The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott: “Charming, magical, and relatable” tale of two modern-day teenage twins who get caught up in a centuries-long conflict between two alchemists. First in a series.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey: “A beautiful little book,” this one was a staff pick as well.

 Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi: This novel is set in a small town in Germany, and spans both World Wars.

The Little Book by Selden Edwards: “Magical…historical fiction with an element of time travel.”

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt: “Like a Coen brothers movie, but better.”

Nonfiction

 The End of Illness by David B. Agus, M.D.: Get ready to rethink some basic ideas about health; this book is “unbelievable.”

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand: yet another vote for this “detailed narrative of survival and resourcefulness.”

How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran: “For the women who question whether feminism is dead – it’s not, and it’s funnier than ever.”

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