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Summer Reads for July (Book Recommendations)

Look at these temporally relevant books, currently available to request…

Mysteries/Thrillers… Fourth of July. If you haven’t read the Women’s Murder Club series, what are you waiting for?  This tremendously popular group of books has enthralled mystery lovers from book one.  

Literary Fiction Independence Day. Frank Bascombe (introduced in the earlier book The Sportswriter), is in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career.  Over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1996.
Childrens …Judy Moody Declares Independence.   A visit to Boston spurs Judy’s interest in Revolutionary heroes and heroines, and she’s soon on a quest for more independence. Ages 9-12.  Also check out The Declaration of Independence in the Abby Hayes series, for younger readers (4-8).
Historical Romance … Sweet Liberty: Freedom and Love Reign at Four Historical Fourth of July Celebrations. Four women, at four different historical periods in American history, are poised on the brink of freedom. Liberty–sweet liberty–can take many forms; how will they find their way to theirs?
Memoir... Born on the Fourth of July. Ron Kovics’ powerful memoir was a New York Times bestseller.  It details the author’s life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version) from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country’s most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.

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