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:

Searching for Sylvie Lee
by Jean Kwok
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women–two sisters and their mother–in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge. (2019, 317 pgs; Fiction)

All the Devils Are Here
by Louise Penny
Penny’s 16th novel featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec finds him investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. (2020, 439 pgs; Fiction)

The Castle on Sunset
by Shawn Levy
Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to. The result is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel. (2019, 366 pgs; Nonfiction)

Last Boat Out of Shanghai
by Helen Zia
The dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist Revolution–a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. (2019, 499 pgs; Nonfiction)

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation (1838-1839)
by Fanny Kemble
In 1863, Kemble published an account of her plantation experience, “Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation,” in a very successful attempt to influence British public opinion against the Confederate states. This piece circulated among abolitionists prior to the American Civil War and was published in England and the United States once the war broke out.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. (2016, 288 pgs; Memoir)

Fair Warning
by Michael Connelly
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered. McEvoy investigates – against the warnings of the police and his own editor – and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. (2020, 399 pgs; Fiction)

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

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