Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer reading recommendations for August 30

Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies
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“This book really gives a great understanding as to what happened outside and away from the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family. Mrs. Gies is riveting in her approach. She goes in to detail about the Second World War and what it was like to hide someone and also stay one step ahead of the Nazis. I highly recommend this book to adults and children over ten.”
-- Camille B.

Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
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“Great audiobook! The story starts with a body in a lake that’s found while the lake is being drained. The victim is Dominic Como who was a mover & shaker among San Francisco multimillion dollar non-profit community. This community and its various entities start anteing up thousands of dollars in reward money. And then another body is found.”
-- Jeanne

A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett
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"To be honest it took me awhile to get into this book. The first 100 pages or so seemed to take awhile but after that it flew by! Buffett took awhile to set up the setting and characters, which in the long run really was a benefit to the story. I loved his descriptions of characters and settings -- I could really see the beaches in my head and the personalities of the characters."
-- Emily G.

The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
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"She did it again -- great book. Kept you guessing till end if original family would accept new family. Will definitely read more from this author."
-- Mary Beth B.