Even though it’s possible to venture out in our “new normal,” reading will likely continue to be a favored pastime of Seabrookers. We hope you’ll continue to send us titles. Here is the latest installment from our readers:
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
by J. Ryan Stradal
In this novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, the characters are rich and the sense of place is wonderfully real. From the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. (2019, 368 pgs; Fiction)
Murder in the Marais
by Cara Black
The initial installment of a series of mysteries set in Paris, this first novel introduces dauntless PI Aimee Leduc. The French-American, whose specialty is computer forensics, is confronted with a seemingly mundane task: to decipher an encrypted photograph from the ’40s and deliver it to an old woman in the Marais. When Aimee arrives at the home of Lili Stein to present the photo, however, she finds the woman dead. (1998, 354 pgd; Fiction)
by Alan Brennart
When Eddie Stopka first visits New Jersey’s Palisades amusement park with his family in 1922, he is so charmed he knows he is destined to come back. When he does return, it is to become a french-fry vendor, marking the beginning of nearly half a century of work at the park. Brennart weaves history through this nostalgic story all the way to the park’s demolition in 1974. (2013, 421 pgs; Fiction)
by Bernard Cornwell
Cornwell’s historical fiction series, composed of several novels and short stories, charts Richard Sharpe’s progress in the British Army. He begins in Sharpe’s Eagle and he is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a lieutenant colonel in Sharpe’s Waterloo. The stories formed the basis for a television series featuring Sean Bean in the title role. (1981, 292 pgs; Fiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
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