SUMMER READING! As we prepare for summer vacations to end, try to get one more great ‘read’ on your list. Here’s some of what our crew has been reading the the last few months at Oberon:
Ghost Written by David Mitchell: a great introduction to the work of this prolific writers collected works including Cloud Atlas.
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl: Pearl (The Dante Club) is a great writer of diverse stories involving famous historical writers such as Dickens, Stevenson & Poe.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: a post apocalyptic tale about a traveling orchestra and Shakespearean acting troop. NY Times best sellers list.
Take This Man by Brandon Skyhorse: a memoir about growing up in Los Angeles in a crazy household and his search for a father figure. Funny & sad.
Doc by Maria Doria Russell: a fictionalized, beautifully written rendition on the life of John Holliday otherwise known as Doc Holliday. For those who like audio books, Mark Bramhall gives a brillant performance at narration of this moving story.
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky: a deeply moving WWII story about love and occupation during war time, made into a awarding winning film released this year starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenae.
Possession by A.S. Byatt: Byatt won the Booker prize for this novel, that tells two love stories, the tale of a pair of two young scholars researching the lives and love story of two Victorian poets. Made into a great film starring Jeremy Northam.
Atticus by Ron Hanson: Hanson, author of Mariette in Ecstasy, weaves a tale about a father’s unfathomable love for a lost son and the journey he undertakes to solve the mystery of his troubled son’s disappearance. One of Hanson’s best.
The Singing Life of Birds by Donald Kroodsma: For anyone fascinated by bird song and bird life. Learn how birds acquire their songs, how
songs vary from bird to bird and place to place, how some birds’ singing
is especially beautiful or ceaseless or complex, how some do not sing
at all, how the often quiet female has the last word, and why.
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