If you’re reading this, it’s safe to guess you’re fond of books, reading, and being transported to different times, places, experiences, and viewpoints. We invite you to check out what others are reading and share your recommendations of favorite titles with us.
The Innovators: How A Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
by Walter Isaacson
This revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. (2014, 542pgs; Nonfiction)
The Sweetness of Water
by Nathan Harris
In the waning days of the Civil War, two freed brothers, Prentiss and Landry, seek refuge on the homestead of George and Isabelle Walker whose only son perished in the war. The boys are saving money to try to reunite with their mother up north. Parallel to their interwoven story runs another of forbidden romance. When the secret is discovered, the resulting chaos unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community of Old Ox. (2021, 363 pgs; Fiction)
The Lost Apothecary
by Sarah Penner
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientèle. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. Meanwhile, in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate, and not everyone will survive. (2021, 301 pgs; Fiction)
Putting It Together
by James Lapine
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. (2021, 391pgs; Nonfiction)
The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict
This is the remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true. (2021, 341 pgs; Fiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
- Include your name (although it will not be published), the title, and author of the book you are recommending and email this to Tidelines at email@example.com. (You may be able to click on the email address to open a new message.)
- For audiobooks, include the name of the narrator.
- Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the book and add the book jacket image.
- Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.
(Image and bibliographic credit: CMPL)