Terry R's Picks

By Books on the Common

By Books on the Common

A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende

$28.00 $25.76

This novel follows what happens to the refugees from the Spanish civil war who go to Chile. A part of history I knew/know little about.

The Fountains of Silence

Ruta Sepetys

$18.99 $17.47

Young Adult Fiction: Life in Spain after the civil war. It follows an American family visiting Madrid and an extended Spanish family trying to survive.

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

$23.99 $22.07

A nice biography of an amazingly strong woman.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Jan-Philipp Sendker

$17.95 $16.51

The most beautiful love story from the heart and the mind. My all-time favorite book!

Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary)

Jacqueline Winspear

$16.95 $15.59

The Masie Dobbs series -This is a great historical fiction mystery series featuring a strong woman character.

This Is How It Begins

Joan Dempsey

$16.95 $15.59

This novel follows a young male teacher who is fired in Massachusetts on the same day as about a dozen of his gay colleagues across the state. The story compares the protagonist's grandparents experiences in Warsaw during World War II with the homophobic politics of today.