September Reading Recommendations
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On Writing by Stephen King
This slim volume is part memoir and part master class on writing by one of the best-selling authors of all time. King’s advice on the basic tools of a writer’s craft is grounded in his own childhood memories in northern Maine, his struggling early career, and his near-fatal accident in 1999. On Writing will empower and enlighten all who read it. It is a model of a well told story and an interesting read.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
This novel tells of the love story between Ernest Hemingway and his first of four wives, Hadley Richardson. Set in the 1920’s, it features bohemian Paris and the “Lost Generation” which included Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Although Hemingway and Richardson’s love was strong, they were ill-prepared for the hard drinking, fast life style of Jazz Age Paris.
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
On 9/11, U.S. airspace was closed and 38 jetliners bound for the states were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada, swelling the small town’s population from 10,300 to 17,000. This book recounts the inspiring story of how the residents of Gander opened their hearts, homes, and pantries to touch the lives of thousands of strangers. Over the course of 4 days, life-long friendships were forged and hope in humanity was restored.