Since we’re all practicing “social distancing,” it’s important for us to connect in other ways. What are you listening to or reading to pass the time? Send us a list of what you’re reading. Here is the latest installment from our readers:
by Christine Mangan
This debut novel–a chilling portrait of a female friendship set in the 1950s– follows two young women, Alice and Lucy. After a mysterious accident at college, Alice impetuously marries John and they move to Tangier where Lucy unexpectedly appears. Then Alice’s husband goes missing and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind. (2018, 388 pgs; Fiction)
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
by Michael Ruhlman
Ruhlman dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. He examines how rapidly supermarkets–and our food and culture–have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, the author seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones. (102, 307 pgs; Nonfiction)
Dimestore: A Writer’s Life
by Lee Smith
Candid and unsentimental, Smith’s book sheds light on her beginnings as a writer while revealing her resilience and personal transformations over the course of a remarkable life. (2016, 202 pgs; Memoir)
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship. (2014, 337 pgs; Fiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
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