Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer reading recommendations for August 20

Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young
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“I really enjoy British chick-lit and was very excited to find this author. It was a very entertaining, if somewhat predictable story. It was a nice escape of a read—perfect for the beach or a rainy day.”
-- Emily K.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
364.1523 LAR
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“This is one of my top 5 favorite books. The reader gets a great understanding of the Columbian Exposition and the story of HH Holmes. I look forward to reading all of Erik Larson’s books.”
-- Marty S.

Los Cuentos de Eva Luna / The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
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“Having read “The Sum of Our Days” by the same author, I got some insight as to where the bizarre characters of this book come from. Some you will hate, some you will identify with—but all character sketches are vivid and imaginative.”
-- Ellen M.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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“This was a pleasure to ‘read’ – I listened to it on CD during a long drive out of town and was thoroughly engrossed. Barbara Rosenblat’s reading of Renée, the concierge, was delicious. I could picture her in her loge.”
-- Jeanne R.