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.
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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