Readers Recommend

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Winnifred Shawcross of Courtenay, British Columbia recommends Medicine Walk.  The Globe and Mail describes Medicine Walk as “very much a novel about the role of stories in our lives, those we tell ourselves about ourselves and those we agree to live by…. Medicine Walk is also testament to the redemptive power of love and compassion.”  Author  Richard Wagamese is one of […]

Whereabouts by JHumpa Lahiri

Readers may enjoy Whereabouts by JHumpa Lahiri which recommended by Katherine LaGrave, Deputy Editor of AFAR Travel Magazine and Guide ( recommends. Whereabouts (Knopf, April 2021) is Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest novel which is about a single, unnamed middle-aged writer and professor in an unnamed Italian city who reflects on her broader place in the world.  Lahiri, who moved […]

Normandy ’44: D-Day and the pic 77-day Battle for France by James Holland

Terry Dorsey just finished Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France by James Holland which staff at E. Shaver Booksellers recommended to him during a recent visit to Savannah, Georgia. Terry found Normandy ’44 to offer much more detail on the battle, from both sides (Allies and Germans) than any other book he […]

Greenwood by Michael Christie

This month, Debbie MacDougall of Brampton, Ontario recommends “Greenwood” by Canadian author Michael Christie.  The Toronto Star describes Christie’s book as “a literary page-turner that manages to be both nostalgic and modern, personal and political, intimately human and big-picture historical. In an era of so much uncertainty, it is comforting to see novelists begin to work […]

In the Shade: Friendship, Loss, and the Bruce Trail by Marg Heidebrecht

Jim Sweetman – “This is one of the most poignant and thoughtful books I have ever read. It seems to me a very brave and selfless thing to share your experience and insights so openly and honestly. I have almost finished reading it for a second time. I will read it a third time before […]

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

This month, Bookhawks of Walnut Creek suggest The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Bookhawks rated The Giver of Stars 8.1 out of a possible rate of 10. They describe the book as “an enjoyable read about the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project which saw Kentucky Packhorse Librarians bring not only literacy to rural areas in Appalachia but much more. Eleanor Roosevelt’s project gave women a purpose, […]

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