Tidelines published more than 100 book suggestions in 2020 that showcased the variety of things that 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.
The Accidental Patriot
by Joseph Bauer
After the government’s first choice to design a secret installation is discovered and murdered by foreign agents, the president turns to a lonely widower from Pittsburgh to take her place. Stanley Bigelow’s unusual engineering skills and solitary life make him suitable for the work, but Captain Tyler Brew, the Navy SEAL overseeing the project worries that the man’s age, weight, and lack of physical fitness will make him vulnerable to his predecessor’s fate. Despite round-the-clock protection by female FBI agent, L.T. Kitt, and a specially trained German shepherd from the witness protection program (Augie), the SEAL’s fears prove warranted. All while a terrorist offensive takes shape. (2020, 341 pgs; Fiction)
Did You Ever Have a Family?
by Bill Clegg
On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is devastated when a disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend–her entire family, gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. (2015, 293 pgs; Fiction)
Walk the Wire
by David Baldacci
Amos Decker, the FBI consultant with a perfect memory, and Alex Jamison return to solve a gruesome murder of a young woman named Irene Cramer, in a booming North Dakota oil fracking town. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted an onslaught of newcomers all hoping for a windfall, bringing with them problems, including drugs, property crimes, prostitution, and now murder. (2020, 422 pgs; Fiction)
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
by Walter Isaacson
The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. (2021, 560 pgs; Nonfiction)
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story
by Bess Kalb
A funny, warm, original memoir in which a grandmother speaks to her granddaughter from beyond the grave, telling, with candor and humor, stories from both their lives–of kinship, loyalty, tenacity, and love. (2020, 206 pgs; Nonfiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
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