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BOOKS FOR BOOMERS – 10.18.16

–by Sue Schafer Manager, Sylvania Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library
PUBLICATION DATE: 10.18.16

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Do you enjoy historical fiction? Take a trip back in time that will have you hooked from beginning to end. Brew a pot of tea, plug in the electric blanket and settle down for some of these page-turning suggestions. 

Brooklyn, Scribner, 2015
By Colm Toibin
Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.

The Light Between Oceans, Scribner, 2012
By M.L. Stedman
After moving with his wife to an isolated Australian lighthouse where they suffer miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences.

Mrs. Poe, Simon and Schuster, 2013
By Lynn Cullen
Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife.

Secrets of a Charmed Life, New American Library, 2015
By Susan Meissner
Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades…beginning with whom she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden–one that will test her convictions and her heart.

The Nightingale, St. Martin’s Press, 2015
By Kristin Hannah
Reunited when the elder’s husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

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