A few months ago I listed the books I had read during the summer and asked for recommendations from my blog readers. Good job, my friends. I liked every book that I read. In fact, I have tracked down several other books by the authors and they are waiting for my winter read ing session.
Lorrie Grainger Abdo recommended "Stones from the River". It is the story of a small German town during WWII and the people who lived there. Great characters and intertwining stories kept me reading.
Bonnie Boyle recommended two books. One was the "Book Thief", again a WWII novel about a young German girl and how she comes to understand what is happening to her friends and family. Good book.
Bonnie's 2nd recommendation was a true story called "Devil in the White City. It is quite a story and more so because it is true.
Next was "Star of the Sea". From the first paragraph I was hooked and liked it to the end. What a storyteller the author, Joseph O'Connor is. Thank you, Andrea Harchar for recommending this one.
Last is "Cutting For Stone". The author is a surgeon and he writes about Ethiopia during the 50s and a Mission Hospital with great, almost gory detail.