Seabrookers Are Reading…

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:

Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. (2017, 342 pgs; Fiction)

How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi
In his book, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. He weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. (2019, 304pgs; Nonfiction)

A Burning
by Magha Majumdar
Kolkata-born and Harvard- and Johns Hopkins–educated book editor Majumdar presents an electrifying debut that serves as a barometer measuring the seeming triviality of human life and the fragility of human connections. (2020, 293 pgs; Fiction)

Olive, Again
by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge is back, crustier than ever, and just as unapologetic as she was when she first appeared 11 years ago. In this new collection of linked stories about the residents of Crosby, ME, Olive is never far from wielding her influence, even if she’s offstage. A retired schoolteacher with very few filters from brain to mouth, Olive once again has opinions about everyone and everything–baby shower games, her husbands, motherhood, adult diapers, the ravages of aging. (2020, 289 pgs; Fiction)

We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.

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