Monthly Archives: July 2012

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand

A Nantucket car crash leaves one high school student dead, and three survivors left to pick up the pieces and confront their guilt, imperfections and family dysfunctions in this very moving novel by the author of Barefoot and A Summer Affair.

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Calico Joe by John Grisham

Grisham takes a break from his usual legal thrillers to pen a baseball novel.  Volatile Warren Tracy is an aging mediocre major league pitcher who comes up against young hitting prodigy Joe Castle.  Then Tracy delivers a fastball that changes the course of both their lives.

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The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Trigiani’s stand-alone new novel is a romantic epic that takes you from the mountains of northern Italy to the tenements of New York and then on to plains of the midwest. Love, triumph and heartbreak in classic Trigiani style.

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Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

Charlie Beale arrives alone in Brownsburg, Virginia with his butcher knives and a suitcase of money.  Working in the local butcher shop, he keeps to himself until he meets the teenage wife of the town’s wealthiest resident.   For her, Charlie would do or buy anything…until the price becomes too high.

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Swimming Studies : a memoir, by Leanne Shapton.

As the days count down to the Olympics (and the days get hotter and hotter), this personal study of swimming and the role it plays in one woman’s life is an inspiring & creatively written summer read.

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