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“Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould.
“Old Age: A Beginners Guide” by Michael Kinsley
“Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World” by Peter Wohlleben
“The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George
All of us who work with books know they have magical powers. If you’re stressed by the world around you, a perfect treatment is to re-read something you’ve loved—dig out Pride and Prejudice or Charlotte’s Web or whatever title has meaning to you. George’s book is a hymn to the power of readers- its main character, a bookshop owner, recommends books his customers most desperately need to read.
“Katerina’s Wish” by Jeannie Mobley
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
“The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende
“Lucky Boy” by Shanthi Sekaran
“Leaving Lucy Pear” by Anna Solomon
Set in Gloucester and Cape Ann in the roaring 20’s, when the rich were very rich, and the poor were very poor, this beautifully written novel covers many aspects of motherhood. The story revolves around the wealthy young unwed mother who abandons her infant and the struggling mother of several who finds the baby and raises her as her own. Fine character development and haunting scenes makes this a book you won’t easily forget.