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Contrary to popular belief, we don't sit around and read all day long. BUT we do our best to get through as many books as we can so that we can look for and find those great reads that you are looking for! We all have slightly different sensibilities so we made sure who to mark who was recommending what. Enjoy the list and feel free to let us know what you think, too!
THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach
Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.
As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness
This is not your Twilight kind of vampire story. I read through the night and was thrilled and crushed to learn that there was going to be a sequel. Why crushed? Because I knew I would have to wait to see how everything turned out!
HUSBAND AND WIFE by Leah Stewart
What happens after his confession makes for a great story about love, fidelity, children, family and what it means to forgive. Sarah’s journey is funny, heartfelt and ultimately satisfying. I loved her children in all their “kid” moments. And Stewart has managed to perfectly portray all those difficult and joyous ups and downs of a marriage. This is a wonderful summer read.
STILL MISSING by Chevy Stevens
Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor, gets abducted from an open house and taken to a remote cabin in the wilderness by a sadistic psychopath. Many of the details about the year she spent there unfold during sessions with her therapist – and it was a harrowing, horrific time. The second narrative of the novel follows her as she tries to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor. Check your locks before you read this one – but definitely read it!
THE SENATOR’S WIFE and THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED by Sue Miller
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