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Exquisitely written story of a Russian count who is sentenced to house arrest, in an elegant hotel, by a Bolshevik tribunal. The setting of the book is 1920’s Russia, a fascinating time, rich in history and social change. My favorite book of the year. Read it slowly and enjoy every page of this book. Charming.
Jillian Cantor brings to life the story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were both tried for espionage in the 1950’s. Beautiful story of friendship amid a time of Cold War unrest and intrigue.
A biography of one of my favorite actresses, Meryl Streep. This book shares Streep’s upbringing in suburban NJ, her Ivy League education, and her early acting years, as a hard-working, passionate performer. The author covers the early years of Streep's career. A great read for her fans!
This Oprah Pick did not disappoint. Colson Whitehead tells a story of the Underground Railroad as I have never heard it told before. A tragic, yet hopeful story. An important read.
This book is about Mariah Reddick, former slave of Carrie McGavock, the Widow of the South, the title of Hick’s previous book. Orphan Mother tells the story of what happened to Mariah and other slaves who were freed after the Civil War. Both books take place in Franklin, TN. I highly recommend visiting this town to see the actual Carnton Plantation and the resting place for Confederate soldiers, which was established and tended by Carrie and Mariah.
This book was chosen for the bookshop’s Women’s Business Book Club in September by facilitators from the Doylestown Food Co-op. Its author, Judy Wicks, visited the book club to share her story! Wicks’ founding of Philadelphia’s White Dog Café and her support of other locally-sourced endeavors is inspiring. Wonderful book for anyone interested in localism and sustainability.
A young Jewish girl flees Nazi-occupied Berlin with her family, boarding a ship bound for Cuba. This story, based on an actual historic event, is epic in its multi-generational scope. Beautifully written. This is an immigrant story of a family searching for a safe place to call home; a story of Cuba and the revolution in 1950’s Havana; and a story of a young American girl searching for a family when she loses her Cuban-born father in the 9/11 attack. Captivating.