Get Lost in a Book
Welcome back to the Park Station Blog! Today we will be highlighting some good reads for members of our apartment community, starting with A Thousand Letters Home by Teresa K. Irish. Irish presented copies of her book to over 80 libraries. She had this to say about America’s libraries, “Libraries truly are the social center and lifeblood of their communities, particularly in rural areas. I look forward to sharing my program with libraries across the country!" Head to the Gaithersburg, MD branch of the Montgomery County Public Library soon to pick up some books and get to reading.
And now, on to our book recommendations:
From lonesome, moonlit nights listening to the Hit Parade; to the foxholes and front lines of Germany where Bud would earn the Silver Star, the Purple Heart and the Bronze star; to correspondence from the heartbroken Mothers whose sons had died by his side, A Thousand Letters Home is a moving and historic story of life and loss, hope and perseverance, unwavering faith, and true love. (Goodreads)
Fiction: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. (Goodreads)
Young Adult/Historical Fiction: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, a Newbery-Medal-winning novel by Elizabeth George Speare, has stood the test of time. It tells the story of sixteen-year old Katherine Tyler, known as Kit. After her beloved grandfather dies, Kit is transplanted from her island home in Barbados to New England, where she takes refuge with her aunt and uncle, and where she must adapt to the unfamiliar Puritan life they lead.
Mystery: Into the Blue by Robert Goddard
Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation in Greece, house-sitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and Harry is the number one suspect. While a Greek detective tries to trap him, and the British tabloids pillory him at home, Harry’s conscience is his worst enemy of all. What happened to young, beautiful Heather Mallender?
What do you like to read? What is your favorite book? Let us know in the comments so we can all read some new books!