WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES ...
... 3 BRIGHT IDEAS
A delightful and absorbing novel about three families spanning 3 centuries whose lives are interconnected revolving around art and love.
For lovers of historical fiction this is a joyous read. ‘The Personal Librarian’ is a collaboration from Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray based on the true story of an African American woman who helped J. P. Morgan build his prestigious and famous manuscript and art collection during the beginning of the 20th century all the while passing as a white woman.
As summer departs September always feels like a fresh start and chance to recap and catch up, so welcome back!
The Reading Den has been busy reading over the summer and has picked 3 contrasting and enticing Bright Ideas for you and your book club. For paperback fans, our Book of the Moment is The Testaments, a much loved and deservedly hyped novel of 2019 by Margaret Atwood which is out in this format from 1st September - hooray! For those who missed out on their Spanish break we discovered Berta Isla by Javier Marías, a beautifully observed story of love which starts and is rooted in Spain. Our Wild Card choice is Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami, a collection of imaginative short stories by this well regarded Japanese writer. We may have missed the Olympics but this is a great slice of Japanese life.
Send your great reads of the summer with us at email@example.com.
Love Anne & Jenny
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