Out Stealing Horses
by Per Petterson
Beautiful writing coupled with a compelling family story that vividly portrays life in rural Norway during World War II.
Mary, Palmer Ranch
Girl, Woman, Other
by Bernardine Evaristo
A beautifully written series of stories about women of color living in modern England, presented in rich and loving detail. The stories are different yet they touch each other in significant ways.
Frank, Downtown Sarasota
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Agent Running in the Field
by Lohn Le Carré
John Le Carre’s Agent Running in the Field asks a retiring British agent facing a Brexit world, where it is no longer clear whose allegiance Britain serves -- except, of course, Le Carre’s often unpleasant Americans -- to make difficult choices.
David, North Sarasota
The Audacity of Inez Burns: Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold
by Stephen Bloom
As a woman, this book is a well done story about a time when women "suffered" abortions, etc. I believe that while times have changed, women still struggle on many levels.
Candace, Downtown Sarasota
by Chris Whipple
Chris Whipple's The Gatekeepers taught me more about presidents than any other book. In fact, I learned about the influences of powerful first ladies!
Bill, Longboat Key
The Bartender's Tale
by Ivan Doig
Incredibly well written. It makes you feel the Montana winters and the amazing characters.
Jim, McClellan Park
Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal
by Renia Spiegel
Yes, another Holocaust story, but Renia's journey through war is a gripping, detailed account of human suffering, persistence to survive, and a premature fate.
Dennis, Downtown Sarasota
by Mary Oliver
If you have ever loved a dog, you must read this collection!
Taylor, Bayou Oaks
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