Seabrookers Are Reading…

We’ve had a tremendous response from our readers who want to share the joy of reading. Here is the next installment.  Let us hear about the books you recommend.

The Land of the Feathered Serpent by Richard C. Brusca
In the 1980s, many countries in Latin America were struggling to break free from decades of dictatorial rule by despots. This is the story of a bright but naïve young marine biologist, Odel Bernini, who finds himself on a Homeric journey of discovery in Central America and Mexico during this period. As with Odysseus, his journey takes place both in the physical terrain and in the landscape of his mind as he travels through the lowland jungles of the Petén rainforest and the high sierras of Guatemala’s Maya realm. He gets caught up with dirty politics and the CIA and is swept into the world of Maya mysticism. Odel’s journey explores themes of truth and deception, trust and love, the dark heart and bright hope of humankind, and personal growth. (2019, 475 pgs; Fiction)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. (2018, 370 pgs; Fiction)

The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Stranded behind enemy lines, brave bomber pilot Nina Markova becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress and joins forces with a Nazi hunter and British war correspondent to find her before she finds them. (2019, 530 pgs; Fiction)

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination. (2018, 334 pgs; Nonfiction)

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James Edward Wright
The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows. (2017, 464 pgs; Nonfiction)

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