Winter is the perfect time of year to snuggle by the fire with a hot chocolate, a warm blanket and a really good book. Here are some recommendations – and be sure to check out our Packages – we have two of these authors coming for our “Evening with An Author Series”!
by Lisa Genova
The main characters, Richard, a world-famous pianist who develops ALS, and Karina, his ex-wife and caregiver, are about as far from perfect as two humans can be. At times, neither is overly likable–they certainly both have their faults. This is an eye-opening account of ALS and how it affects both the patient and caregiver.
We will be hosting Lisa on her “Every Note Played” book tour on March 27th – tickets here.
If you liked her book “Still Alice” you’ll love this!
by Stephen McCauley
A hilarious account of a middle-age gay man, David Hedges, who has made a nice life for himself in San Francisco. Introduce ex-wife, Julie Fiske, who lives in a seaside village outside of Boston. Julie and David broke up years ago for obvious reasons, but they’ve remained – vaguely – in touch. His book is about love and friendship and what relationships can look like when you truly love someone.
If you liked Tara Westover’s “Educated: A Memoir” you’ll love this!
by Martha Hall Kelly
The million-copy bestseller “Lilac Girls” introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now “Lost Roses”, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.
We will be hosting Martha on her “Lost Roses” book tour in May – tickets here.
If you liked her novel “Lilac Girls” you’ll love this!
by W Bruce Cameron
A humorous and touching tale of the life(s) of a dog, written from the dog’s perspective. It’s an accurate recollection of the love and belonging you feel with a dog. It preys on every emotion, tapping into any animal lovers heart and resonating – be sure to have a box of tissues nearby!
If you liked John Grogan’s “Marley & Me” you’ll love this!
by Liane Moriarty
I have to be honest here, I’m a big Liane fan but thought this book didn’t hold up to her other blockbusters – “Big Little Lies” and “The Husband’s Secret”. I was initially intrigued about the nine characters gathered at a remote health resort, but found myself getting bored with the progress. It was definitely worth reading – there are some funny moments and I stuck it out till the end – just not one of my favorites!
If you liked Celeste Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere” you’ll like this!
I hope these suggestions encourage you to grab a book, relax and let the story take you to another place! If you have any book suggestions, please feel free to send me an email at [email protected].