Weekly Book List: Week 25 (6 or more words in the title)

The Florabama Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sewing Circle / Lois Battle

A close-knit group of settled small-town ladies bands together to help each other through their most difficult life passage–middle age. (FIC BATTLE)

 

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend / Katarina Bivaldi

As luck would have it, the day Sara arrives in Broken Wheel, IA, from Sweden to meet her book -loving pen pal Amy, the townsfolk are just leaving Amy’s funeral. Tourists are rare in this tiny, depressed town and the residents gather around Sara, sharing their stories of their departed friend. Sara stays in Amy’s house, surrounded by her huge collection of books, and is comforted by the warmth of this quirky community. (FIC BIVALDI)

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All / Allan Gurganus

Lucille Marsden, 99, recalls her husband (whom she married when she was 15 and he was over 45) and his experiences in the Civil War and afterward during Reconstruction. (FIC GURGANUS)

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time / Mark Haddon

Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother. (FIC HADDON)

 

The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love / Joan Medlicott

Grace, Amelia, and Hannah decide that the last thing they want to do is live out their lives in a group home, and so, to the dismay of their children, they pool their resources and move to Covington, North Carolina, and new lives. (FIC MEDLICOTT)

 

The Last Letter from Your Lover / Jojo Moyes

More than forty years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and seeks the truth in the hopes of revitalizing her career. (FIC MOYES)

 

Things I Want My Daughters to Know / Elizabeth Noble

Having received letters and a journal from their mother written at the end of her life, four sisters struggle through their first year without her, a time marked by their bereavement and efforts to achieve joy and passion. (FIC NOBLE)

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / Mary Ann Shaffer

In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. (FIC SHAFFER)

 

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court / Mark Twain

This satirical novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander, who brings to King Arthur’s Age of Chivalry the “great and beneficent” miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and Yankee ingenuity. (FIC TWAIN)

 

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree / Ann Weisgarber

Agreeing to a marriage of convenience involving a share of land granted by the Homestead Act, an African-American boardinghouse owner’s son and a hired woman stake a claim and begin a pioneer life together in the South Dakota Badlands. (FIC WEISGARBER)

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