8 Books to Read During Spring Break

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If you are a book lover, we know you will be making your way to as many bookstores as possible these days to stock up on some great reading material for the holidays! Here are a few titles to look for.

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice
By Bill Browder 

A New York Times Bestseller, this memoir tells the story of an American financier, Bill Browder, living in Russia who is determined to expose the Kremlin’s corruption.

This thriller reflects the lows of politics, and the extremes political figures would go to. After a theft in Browder’s office, his tax attorney reveals a criminal enterprise when looking into the case, which lead to his murder. Browder goes against the odds to seek justice for his attorney and to put an end to the dog-eats-dog world.

A Million Little Things
By Susan Mallery

This story takes us through the lives of Zoe Saldivar, a single woman who found herself completely alone after a break up with her long-term boyfriend, Pam, a widowed mother and Jen, Pam’s daughter and the mother of a child she is worried is not developing properly. Eventually forming a very close friendship, their lives take a turn for the complicated when certain lines that should not be crossed by family and friends become blurred and uncertain.

Susan Mallery is the bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep.

We Were the Lucky Ones
By Georgia Hunter 

Based on a true story about a Polish family who were separated during World War II and fought to reunite, this inspirational book shows that in spite of how impossible things may seem, there is always hope for survival and happiness.

We Were the Lucky Ones takes us through the tribulations of the Kurc family, while some are exiled and others flee the country, this book follows them through five continents in six years, where they all are driven by their need to escape death and eventually reunite. From jazz clubs to prisons, readers get a glimpse of how this family perseveres.

Vagabonds in France 
By Michael A. Barry 

This light-hearted, humorous book highlights the different sides of France, following the lives and adventures of the author and his wife after losing their home and picking up their bags to travel around with no return date.

Vegabonds in France gives you a fast-paced glimpse at the history, culture and monuments of the country, allowing the reader to get a personal look into the lives of this couple; traveling with them and witnessing their encounters and experiences.

All the Light We Cannot See
By Anthony Doerr

Another book set during World War II, All the Lights We Cannot See follows the lives of a blind French girl, who escaped with her father with a valuable jewel from the Museum of Natural History, and a German boy, who join paths to try and survive the destruction. This book portrays the kindness of people towards each other even through the darkest times.

A New York Times Bestseller, this novel also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, both in 2015.

This is How it Always Is 
By Laurie Frankel

This novel is about how change is constant throughout the human life.

Frankel highlights the importance of parenting in this book when Claude, Rosie and Penn’s son, grows up deciding he wants to be a girl, and how the entire family comes together to try and keep this secret that eventually explodes.

A Man Called Ove 
By Fredrik Backman

This New York Times Bestseller is a heartwarming novel about unexpected friendships.

Ove is a short-tempered but lovable old man who needs solid, strict structure and principles around him. If he meets anyone he dislikes, he is not afraid to show it. Follow his life turn upside down when a noisy young family moves in next door, and you get to see glimpses of the sadness behind his grumpy exterior.

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit 
By Michael Finkel

The Stranger in the Woods is a true story of solitude and survival that shows readers the life of a man who escaped the fast-paced, modern life and has opted to live alone in the woods for 27 years.

Christopher Knight left his home when he was 20 years old and had not talked to another human being for around three decades, until he was caught stealing food. Readers follow his time in the forest, getting to witness how he survived, stored his food and stayed alive through tough winters, in spite of the fact that he was living in a tent.

Finkel answers fundamental questions about life, community and success through this book.

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