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.
Plastic: An Autobiography
by Allison Cobb
In this elegiac missive from the frontlines of our plastic-filled world, Cobb uses a variety of narrative forms to convey her deep despair over how plastic has overwhelmed our planet, including a horrifying list of trash found on a Hawaiian beach. (2021, 196 pgs; Nonfiction)
When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship
by Martha Teichner
A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent Martha Teichner. A chance encounter with an old acquaintance changed Martha Teichner’s world. (2021, 246 pgs; Nonfiction)
What She Left Behind
by Ellen Marie Wiseman
The acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty–and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most. (2014, 328 pgs; Fiction)
Eye of the Needle
by Ken Follett
One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies’ greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin — code name: “The Needle” — who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life. All will come to a terrifying conclusion in Ken Follett’s unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart. (1978, 320 pgs; Fiction)
Robert E. Lee and Me
by Ty Seidule
In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy- and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. (2020, 291 pgs; Nonfiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
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