Keebe's Escapism List

By McIntyre's Books

By McIntyre's Books

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Laura Hillenbrand

$18.00 $16.56

Fabulous story about a plucky little horse who was not built for speed, but was the epitome of an underdog. Tue story of three men and a horse that captivated the world during the Great Depression.

Garden Spells

Sarah Addison Allen

$17.00 $15.64

The first book in her Wavery family series centers on the Waverly sisters who live in western North Carolina. Nice dash of magical realism makes for great escapist reading.

The Long Goodbye

Raymond Chandler

$16.00 $14.72

Kinda want to raise my lip and lisp "pork chops and applesauce" when I see this book. Raymond Chandler is oft parodied, but he is the man when it comes to noir. And it is the sincerest form of flattery, no?

Corelli's Mandolin

Louis De Bernieres

$16.95 $15.59

A love story that takes place during the WW2 Italian occuaption of a Greek isle. Dazzling writing!

Bertie and the Tinman

Peter Lovesey

$16.95 $15.59

A bumbling Prince Albert becomes a detective. Fun fun fun. One of the first mysteries I read along with The Black Dahlia and A is for Alibi. Loved this book!

Handling Sin

Michael Malone

$24.99 $22.49

Raleigh Whittier Hayes (forgetful husband, baffled father, prosperous insurance agent, and leading citizen of Thermopylae, North Carolina), learns that his father has discharged himself from the hospital, taken all his money out of the bank and, with a young black female mental patient, vanished in a yellow Cadillac convertible. Left behind is a mysterious list of seven outrageous tasks that Raleigh must perform in order to rescue his father and his inheritance. Need I say more?

The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

$17.00 $15.64

Want to get away? Lose yourself in this story of Quoyle, a fisherman in Newfoundland. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, you will thank me later if you have not already read this book.

A Confederacy of Dunces (Anniversary)

John Kennedy Toole

$16.00 $14.72

One of those rare books that made me laugh and laugh. Loved this books so much I took my daughter to Boston to watch Nick Offerman take on the role of Ignatius in a play.

Love in the Ruins

Walker Percy

$21.00 $18.90

This book has stayed with me over time and is great reading right now. This finalist for the National Book Award starts out with a shoot out on a golf course, and follows Dr. Tom More as he battles a spiritual flu.