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Looking for a New Book? Here's a Few Ideas

Patch picks goes book crazy for Read Across America.

Looking for a good book to read? In honor of Read Across America, Patch Picks has compiled a list of some recommended reads. Here's a few suggestions:

  • The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Before the acclaimed movie, there was the book. And you know what people always say about liking one better than the other...
  • Caribou Island by David Vann. This novel, whose author also wrote Legend of a Suicide, is about an Alaskan couple who build a cabin on Caribou Island in an effort to save their marriage, and their daughter who spectates the ordeal.
  • J.D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski. The reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye stayed out of the limelight as much as he could during his life. In this book, Slawenski examines the mystery man, who spend the majority of his years living in New England.
  • Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfield. Though it could not possibly be as entertaining as his interview with comedian Louis CK on the Opie and Anthony show, Rumsfield has seen a great deal in his political life, working for the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, H. W. Bush and W. Bush administrations.
  • My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. This children's book tells the story of a young boy determined to rescue a poor baby dragon being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island. 
Deb & Dan March 04, 2011 at 02:30 PM
I just finished The Book Thief by Zusak with my adult book club - what a fantastic story - a must-read for everyone so we never forget.

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