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 Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo–until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. (2019, 317 pgs; Fiction)

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. (2015, 396 pgs; Nonfiction)

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of An American Dynasty
by Susan Page
Page, Washington correspondent for USA Today, covers Barbara Bush’s life from her comfortable upbringing in New England to her life in Texas and Washington. This candid First Lady is the only woman able to advise both her husband and son in the Oval Office. (2019, 418 pgs; Nonfiction)

First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas
She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her class at law school in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings — doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. (2019, 476 pgs; Nonfiction)

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in A Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn’t work. (2018, 339; Nonfiction)

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