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Want a Read to Make You Think?

Looking for a book that will make you think long after you close the covers? Try one of these to get the grey matter working.

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

I finished this book right before I went to sleep and I woke up thinking about it the next morning. Wow. The book jacket appeals to those that have read this book NOT to share what it is about, so I will not do so. I will tell you that this is the story of two women from very different worlds whose lives are intertwined in complex ways. This book is optimistic with an undercurrent of pessimism. It is thoughtful, yet rife with hasty decisions. It is heartwarming and horrific. It is a book that needs to be experienced to be appreciated.

The Popular Fiction Book Discussion Group will be meeting at Borders of Bridgewater on Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00pm to discuss Little Bee.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

This is a coming of age story set in Seattle during the internment of the Japanese in World War II. It is the story of a Chinese boy who befriends a Japanese girl and the blossoming of their relationship and the turmoil that surrounds them because of the war. The author brings you into the streets of Seattle, the temporary housing for the Japanese at the state fairgrounds and the newly constructed internment camp in Idaho. This is a heartwarming story about a period of our history that is rarely brought to light.

Caught by Harlan Coben

On the surface this is a story of a suspected sex offender getting caught by a reporter in the act of meeting an underage girl. Dig a little deeper and it is a rumination on the effect of accusations (founded or not) on the lives of the accused. It’s a story that looks at how a rumor of infidelity, corruption or crime can taint a person’s reputation; even if no proof is ever found. The multiple plot lines weave together seamlessly in this reflective and fast-paced read.

By | 2017-05-08T20:10:35+00:00 July 15th, 2010|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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