We're heading off to Florida on Saturday and I'm needing a few good books. All I want to do is lie in the warm, moist air and get rid of my lingering flu. I've been tearing through books recently and have managed to read a lot of the newer books at our little local library such as:
Resistance --a story about Wales/England set during World War II--what would have happened if Germany had invaded?
Farewell Shanghai --a story set in Shanghai during World War II--Shanghai was one of the last "open" cities that admitted Jews, yet became administered by Germans.
Someone Knows My Name --the life story of a woman captured into slavery in Africa and her experiences in the United States. She eventually is freed and ends up in Nova Scotia and then England. I particularly liked this book because I have been to many of the sites in the book.
The Lemon Tree --a non-fiction book about two families--one Arab, one Jewish--and their interwoven lives going back to before World War II. This was an important read for me because I now have a much more grounded opinion of what is going on in Israel.
Out Stealing Horses --a Norwegian novel about an elderly man contemplating events in his childhood. A quiet novel that I sank into.
And one more I can't remember about a woman in the Middle East just after World War I--the Europeans are dividing up the Middle East--again, like the Lemon Tree, some history I'm really glad to have learned.
N has Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (a book we saw on Jon Stewart). Hels has the latest Bloody Jack novel, and Lou is deep into Misty of Chincoteague.
I have three books on reserve at the library--
Song Yet Sung (another slavery book), People of the Book and In Defense of Food --however I doubt they'll arrive by Saturday.
So, any book suggestions for poor me?
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