Stellar Reads, Part 14: Even More Reviews from Adult Summer Challenge Participants

The summer is almost done! Here’s what participants in the Adult Summer Challenge have enjoyed reading this month.

Joy B. on In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero:

This book is for anyone who wants to understand the plight of an undocumented worker in America and how it can affect families and children. This book and Diane’s story took me on an emotional journey that is worth taking.

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Megan M. on Expecting Better by Emily Oster:

Interesting read with lots of useful information about the current research on pregnancy versus the “common sense” suggestions often given.

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Alex on Fear of Flying by Erica Jong:

This book is a feminist blowtorch. Writing in the 1970s, this author is so relevant on subjects like motherhood, female pleasure, the purpose of marriage, and self-satisfaction. A real tour de force that rings true in 2019.

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Heather T. on The Huntress by Kate Quinn:

As a longtime reader of historical fiction, this story brings to life women of war in a way that I have not yet seen. Although I have my favorite character, I am excited to read each player’s part in the story. I cannot use the word “heroine” to describe some of the characters as I feel it denotes something less than what they are…. The characters may be fictional;  however, Quinn’s approach keeps the storyline true to history and invigorates the reader to seek more information about those events. Awesome book.

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Scott D. on Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout:

This moving novel of short stories perfectly captures the emotions and interconnectedness of everyday life. Strout writes with beauty capturing the joys and sadnesses of the simple unremarkable moments that make up life. A wonderful book, where each story keeps you guessing at the connection to the other stories. A joy to read.

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Naomi H. on Total Jazz by Blutch:

Before reading this book I wouldn’t have thought a form of music could be portrayed through images and text. Intrigued? I hope so. This is an absorbing presentation of jazz musicians and its history.

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Laura S. on Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver:

An interesting story that tracks people living in the same house over 100 or so years. In Barbara Kingsolver style, great characters and story.

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