Good Reads ~ Recommendations by the Friends

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What Happened is a 2017 book by Hillary Rodham Clinton about her experiences as the Democratic Party’s nominee and general election candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election.


Celine by Peter Heller (Fiction)
A luminous, masterful novel of suspense–the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past. 
Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. But when a young woman, Gabriela, asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela’s father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming. He was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park, investigating a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed–that this is a case someone desperately wants to keep closed. 

thA Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert (Historical Fiction)27427416
When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok—Hick—is assigned to cover Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the wife of the 1932 Democratic presidential candidate, the two women become deeply, intimately involved. Their relationship begins with mutual romantic passion, matures through stormy periods of enforced separation and competing interests, and warms into an enduring, encompassing friendship that ends only with both women’s deaths in the 1960s—all of it documented by 3300 letters exchanged over thirty years.

30267929._UY630_SR1200,630_We were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (Fiction)
Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.


The Alice Network: A Novel by Kate Quinn  (Fiction)
During the chaotic years after WWII, an American college student seeks her missing cousin. During her search she finds a crusty former spy who tells of the contribution of female spies during WWI and WWII.

 51+wiE3vHKL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The Address: A Novel by Fiona Davis (Fiction)
New York’s Dakota Apartment Building takes center stage in this love story that develops during the opening of this unique landmark.



Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure by Bianca Bosker (Non-fiction)
Non-fiction account of one woman’s exploration of the world of a Sommelier and fine taste.

27276364._UY630_SR1200,630_Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave (Fiction)
When an internet taste-maker’s secret is exposed, she has to spend some time on serious self-reflection to tease out what is real and what is fiction about herself.

ParisAllOwnBA Paris All Your Own by Eleanor Brown
An anthology of essays written by 18 female authors who have written books about Paris about their own experience in the City of Lights.

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