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middlemarchMiddlemarch [sound recording from UDPL’s downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive] / by George Eliot. Read by Nadia May.
Another “read at least once in your life” classic. This performance was really well done. Someone famous said that this was the only novel ever written for grown-ups. She might be right. -G.

The Nazi officer ‘ s wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust / Edith Hahn Beer ; with Susan Dworkin.
Unbelievable tale of one woman’s perseverance and courage in the face of unspeakable evil. Told with a matter-of-fact voice that only increases your sense of horror at the life she and others led. -Ingrid

Orphan train : [a novel] / Christina Baker Kline . A great story that connects a  young foster child and an elderly woman that rode the orphan train. -Sharon

The Storyteller : a novel / Jodi Picoult .
It’s strategically written to capture two perspectives of an event while joining unlikely “friends” together. -Kelli

Jala ‘ s mask / Mike and Rachel Grinti .
The authors do a wonderful job of combining Native American history and fantasy. -Nicole

The husband ‘ s secret / Liane Moriarty .
I loved the way the characters lives were interwoven. -Ilene

On Sunset Beach / Mariah Stewart .
I have read this series and have loved every one-hope it continues “Chesapeake Diaries.” -Madelyn

The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown.
A great book. Learn about crew, the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany and the amazing life of Joe Rantz. -Jack

The portrait of a lady [sound recording from UDPL’s downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive] / Henry James.
Brilliant narration. A class book everyone should read-or listen to-at some point. -G.

So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures / Maureen Corrigan.
This book gives you various angles to appreciate/enjoy “The Great Gatsby”. -Minoru