Pam's Summer Picks
I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy listening to classic rock or fans of Fleetwood Mac. This is the story, told in transcript, about a fictional rock bands rise to stardom during the late 1960's through the early 1970's.
Wow, this book is an unexpected page turner. Immediately you are drawn into a fascintaing story line about an unimaginable tragedy which results in the death of an adult and child. If you enjoy suspense, drama and mystery this book is for you.
I highly recommend this funny story for any mother who has a child going to/or is in college. Our story begins with our heroine Eve, a single mother, sending her beloved son and only child off to his first year of college. Eve is alone for the first time in 18 years and feels like something is missing and so begins her journey to bring meaning and fulfillment back into her life.
Little Fires Everywhere is a beautifully written story filled with lies, secrets, drama and angst. This novel is about two very different families that reside within the seemingly perfect community of Shaker Heights a suburb of Cleveland.
First love, heartbreak and second chances, this book has it all. While in London traveling with their grandparents Tate and Sam meet and experience an intense two week romance but fate has other plans and they each leave London heartbroken and alone. Fourteen years later, they are reunited when Tate is cast as the leading actress in the movie version of Sam's novel Milkweed.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see (Mark Twain). This is one example of a powerful quote/saying you will find within this book. Each chapter begins with a "pearl of wisdom" which is followed by a short essay explaining its significance. I enjoyed reading this motivational book and found it to be a source of comfort during this uncertain time.
This is an entertaining novel, set in the 1940's, from the author of Eat, Pray, Love. Vivian, who is 95 years old, is looking back and reflecting upon her life. At the age of 19 she was kicked out of Vassar because she did not attend class. So, her parents send her to New York City to live with her eccentric aunt who runs a playhouse and here Vivian is quickly embraced by the theater community and meets an interesting cast of characters.
If you are looking for a novel to read on the beach this is for you. This is the story of two young women, Rachel and Darcy, who have been best friends since elementary school and now live in New York City. Rachel is the level-headed friend while Darcy is the fun-loving party girl and engaged to Dex an attorney. As the summer of their 30th year unfolds, and wedding plans are made, an infidelity is discovered and tests the bonds of love and friendship.