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reading great books for springEditor’s Note:  Our friend, Jane from Wellesley Books never disappoints us with her book suggestions…here’s what she is suggesting for great reads for Spring, 2017– I just started “Pachinko” and love it! 

Take a break from spring cleaning and indulge yourself with one of these great books!

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A sprawling saga about a poor Korean girl who emigrates to Japan to avoid the shame of an unplanned pregnancy

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel – The incredible story of the hermit who lived in the Maine woods for 22 years!

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – A compelling twist on the complexity of life in the Middle East

Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato – A wonderful character study of a struggling mother and her iconoclastic son

Lab Girl by Hope Jahrens– The author, a geo-biologist, intertwines stories of her personal life with essays about plant life.

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink– A thoughtful story of life, love, and art.

And look for these great new upcoming releases for this summer! As an added bonus, EACH of these authors will be at Wellesley Books! Please check our website for ticketing details.

May 4 – Anita Shreve (The Weight of Water, The Pilot’s Wife) – The Stars are Fire

May 5 – Graeme Simsion (The Rosie Project) – The Best of Adam Sharp

May 11 – J. Courtney Sullivan (Maine, Commencement) – Saints for all Occasions

June 14 – Julia Glass (The Three Junes) – A House Among the Trees

June 15 – Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove) – Bear Town

Please support your local independent bookstore! After all, Amazon didn’t write this post – a real, live person working in a bricks and mortar bookstore did. Come visit us for more great recommendations!

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