WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES ...
... 3 BRIGHT IDEAS
From the bestselling author of 'A Gentleman in Moscow' Amor Towles transports its audience to a new moment in time. On this occasion it's 1954 in Nebraska and readers join four young 'band of brothers' in an epic journey on The Lincoln Highway - an imaginative adventure that you willingly want to be part of. But don't try to predict where this journey starts and ends. This is a mesmerising story with brave, complex and (some) loveable characters that you won't want to leave behind.
This is a poignant and beautifully told WWII story following four young people trying to save themselves from the invading Red Army. Based on one of the lesser known maritime disasters of the second world war – Ruta Sepetys opens our eyes to this appalling tragedy.
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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