Seabrookers Are Reading 2023

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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. To see the complete list of books from 2019 through 2022, go to the Tidelines website here and look for the Seabrookers Read tab.

The Displacements
by Bruce W. Holsinger
An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe when a Category 6 hurricane hits Miami. (2022, Fiction)Remarkably Bright Creaures

Remarkably Bright Creatures
by Shelby Van Pelt
For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son’s disappearance 30 years ago. (2022, Fiction)

by Richard Powers
From the best-selling author of The Overstory, Powers tells the story of the astrobiologist Theo Byrne who searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. (2022, Fiction)

The Grimkes
by Kerri K. Greenridge
Sarah and Angelina Grimke–the Grimke sisters–are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Greenridge delivers a revelatory study of the Grimke family and their complicated involvement in the fight for racial equality. (2022, Nonfiction)

The Lindbergh Nanny
by Mariah Fredericks
Betty Gow, a 26-year-old Scottish immigrant and Lindbergh family nanny, narrates this poignant crime novel from Fredericks (the Jane Prescott series) which fictionalizes the 1932 kidnapping of 20-month-old Charles Lindbergh, Jr. from the family’s New Jersey home. (2022, Fiction)

The Henna Artist
by Alka Joski
A talented henna artist for wealthy confidantes finds her efforts to control her own destiny in 1950s Jaipur threatened by the abusive husband she fled as a teenage girl.

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
by Allison Pataki
The author specializes in reimagining the lives of prominent women, and now she takes on heiress, hostess, and all-’round mover and shaker Marjorie Merriweather Post. (2022, Fiction)

The Palace Papers
by Tina Brown
The author of The Diana Chronicles takes readers inside the British royal family since the death of Princess Diana, showing the Queen’s stoic resolve as family drama raged around her. (2022, Nonfiction)

Where I Come From
by Rick Bragg
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of eight books, including Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin‘, Southern Living columnist Bragg here offers a collection of 73 previously published vignettes and stories featuring “the South’s gentler, easier nature. (2020, Nonfiction)

Girl in the Blue Coat
by Monica Hesse
In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke–a ‘finder’ of black market goods–is tasked with finding a Jewish girl who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl. Although classed as YA (young adult), Hesse’s book will prove interesting reading for adults as well. (2016, Fiction)

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

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