At the convention, internationally known literature expert and Librarian Nancy Pearl convened a group of renowned editors to give us their best summer reading recommendations. Some are listed below! You can order most of them from our catalog with just a click on the title. If we don’t have it on order yet, try back in a week!
Nancy Pearl’s Book Buzz Recommendations:
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
A girl tastes her mother’s emotions through cake
What havoc can ensue if a postmistress keeps a letter instead of delivering it?
Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia
A mother struggles to save her daughter from anorexia.
Broken Glass Park
A young Russian immigrant in Berlin.
Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
Friendship formed over a dog walk sustains two women through life and death of one of them.
Cameron, W. Bruce
A Dog’s Purpose
What happens when a dog has unfinished business and can’t get to heaven?
Pray for Silence: A Thriller
In Ohio Amish country Police Chief Kate Burkholder comes face to face with pure evil.
Wanna Get Lucky?
Set in Las Vegas with a protagonist named Lucky.
Cousteau, Jean-Michael and Daniel Paisner
My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau
Just what it sounds like – a tribute to a father and his life’s work by his son. (Not yet listed in the library catalog)
An apocalyptic novel.
Author brings 1919 mining in the Butte, Montana area to life.
Contemporary woman finds links to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine.
A woman disappears and 20 years later her boyfriend, undercover cop Frank Mackey, has his life turned upside down when evidence about her surfaces.
Heart of the Matter
The Dead Lie Down
British author, Hannah, provides a tale of breathtaking tale of psychological suspense.
Heath, Chip and Dan Heath
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Personal and business life advice.
The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay
A big family saga of two sisters in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia in 1916 dealing with a hard way of life.
Kaguri, Twesigye Jackson
The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village
The author’s account of building a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda.
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Big, bold fantasy set in a Tang Dynasty-like country.
Bill Warrington’s Last Chance
A book about Alzheimer’s Disease. (Not yet listed in the library catalog)
Becoming Jane Eyre
Unravels the connections between Jane Eyre and the Bronte sisters.
I’d Know You Anywhere
A happy woman’s life is disrupted when she receives a letter from a serial killer.
McClure, Tory Murden
A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
Tory McClure rowed across the Atlantic.
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel
Pearl of China
In Maoist China Min was ordered to denounce Buck, now she tries to make peace with action.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel
In 1799 a handful of Dutch traders are in Nagasaki Harbor and must deal with a very different culture.
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
This novel delves into the imaginary world of the author.
The News Where You Are: A Novel
A TV anchorman’s search for the truth about the disappearances of people and what they do and do not leave behind.
This Is Just Exactly Like You
A story about family survival in suburban North Carolina.
A strange take on the murder mystery.
Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg
An inheritance saga (600 pages) loosely based on the life of Ted Hughes.
A soldier in India learns cooking from a master chef.
It is 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, when a writer begins collecting the stories of black women who have raised the children of the people who employ them.
The mystery about the death of a Philippine novelist.
The Red Door (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery #12)
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
Yuri Trush finds himself hunting a tiger that stalked and ate a poacher. (Not yet listed in the library catalog)
Think of a Number
Clever police work in finding a killer who is unstoppable.
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree
An account of African American homesteaders. (Not yet listed in the library catalog)