Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Great books recommended by adult summer readers

If you're looking for a must-read, look through the following rave reviews for well-written page-turners.

The Best of Good by Sara Lewis
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"The Best of Good explores human nature following tragedy. It allows people their crutches, but also allows them to turn over a new leaf. This book is a lovely reminder that you can change the direction of your life at any time. It also encourages readers to do what they love. Allow yourself plenty of time to read this book because once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down."
--Amy R.

"Take a family tragedy equal to Guest's Ordinary People and add unlikely characters brought together similar to Hornby's About a Boy and you get a glimpse of the wonder that is The Best of Good. Rarely has a novel been so satisfying."
--David R.
The Biographer by Virginia Duigan
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"What a great book! The author wrote the book so that the reader felt as if they were in Italy -- you could see artwork, see the facial expressions of people in book. Author left it as you didn't really see the child's expression upon meeting mother but were left feeling that it was all good in the end. Look forward to reading more from this author."
--Mary Beth B.

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond
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"Very interesting! Touching! Who would have thought that a fictional book about an elephant would have been such a page turner."
--Patricia P.

A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova
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"Gorokhova weaves her true-to-life story into Russian history in such a way that you can feel the cold Russian air on your face. Americans learn a lot about capitalism from a communist perspective and quickly pause to wonder,what if? Gorokhova is a master story teller, so much so, that you are startled by the photos in the center of this non-fiction book. A must-read!"
--Amy R.
Promises to Keep by Jane Green
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"This was a truly enjoyable book. I actually liked all of the main characters. A very good story about love in all its forms. I didn't want to put it down."
--Emily K.

A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
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"What a great book. There were two stories in one book -- the mom and then the son. Mystery, humor, and lots of action. I will read more of her books as this is a series, all about the Middle East (Egypt). Author described region in such detail you could almost feel yourself being there."
--Mary Beth B.