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 Lying Life of Adults
by Elena Ferrante
Italian teenager Giovanna searches for a sense of identity and clear perspectives when she finds herself torn between the refinements and excesses of a divided Naples. (2020, 322 pgs; Fiction)
Mr. Dickens and His Carol
by Samantha Silva
Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses … On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. (2017, 276 pgs; Fiction)
“Read as a cautionary tale or a terrifying what-if, this dystopian alternate reality makes riveting, provocative reading.” (2013, 342 pgs; Fiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
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