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Your reviews from the Adult Summer Reading Club

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littlelifeA little life : a novel / Hanya Yanagihara.
A powerful moving story of the impact of sexual abuse but also friendship. Have the tissues nearby. -Sherri

The Sandman. world ‘ s end / written by Neil Gaiman , pencilled by Bryan Talbot. Recommended but not for everybody. Very Chaucerian with visitors telling stories in a pub to pass the time. _Many_ literary allusions. -Frank

Fortune is a woman / Elizabeth Adler .
Tale of several people whose paths cross after 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. Enjoyed characters. -Connie

Ana ‘ s story : a journey of hope / Jenna Bush , based on her work with UNICEF ; photographs by Mia Baxter.
Easy read. it’s a true story and you really care about Ana. I wanted to know more about her when it ended. -Tori

Schindler ‘ s list / Thomas Keneally.
True story of rescue of Jewish from the Nazis by a German industrialist. -Madelyn

The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo ; translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano.
You will start cleaning out your closets immediately. -Roberta

Dispatch / Bentley Little .
A riveting novel on the power of the written word with macabre twists. -Andrea

I capture the castle / by Dodie Smith.
A cross between Pride & Prejudice and Cinderella-The book is about a teenage girl growing up in poverty in rural England while her sister follows romantic ambitions to improve their status. -Casey

The girl with no shadow / Joanne Harris .
The little known sequel to Chocolat. This books get into the intriguing magical aspect of the chocolate shop. -Casey

The dead town : a novel / Dean Koontz .
A don’t miss continuation of the Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series. You hope there’s an encore even though it says “The Final Volume.” -Andrea