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.
September is the time to refocus our energies and this month The Den has 3 stand out bright ideas to revitalise your reading. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, a contender for the Women’s Prize for Fiction announced later this month, follows the lives of twins whose lives take very different paths after leaving their small town black community in Louisiana. With the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11 our Missed Opportunity is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, telling the story of Oskar who discovers a key belonging to his father who died in the September 11th attacks. Our Wild Card choice is Selected Stories, a collection of short stories by Nobel Prize winner Alice Monro, each one exquisitely serving up a slice of life. Three distinctive reads to revive your reading this month.
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