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Summer Reads

As you head for the beach or backyard, bring a book or two to keep you company. Here are some suggestions for you to consider. Stop by for more choice picks!

For animal lovers:

"The World According to Bob" by James Bowen--a touching and true sequel to “A Street Cat Named Bob” about one man and the cat that changed his life.
As James struggles to adjust to his transformation from street musician to international celebrity, Bob is at his side, providing moments of intelligence, bravery, and humor and opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together, James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high-five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.
Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the many fans who read "A Street Cat Named Bob," will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.

For teens:

“City of Heavenly Fire: Mortal Instruments #6” by Cassandra Clare--Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

For romance:

“The Marriage Pact” by Linda Lael Miller--The women of Bliss County are ready to meet the men of their dreams! See how it all begins in this enthralling new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

For a thriller:

“The Cursed” by Heather Graham—At a haunted house in Key West, danger and desire bring Hannah and Dallas together, but to survive, they have to solve the mysteries of the past--and stay alive long enough to solve the crimes of the present!

For historical fiction:

“Mrs. Hemingway” by Naomi Wood tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary: each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.
Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, "Mrs. Hemingway "reveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages. Spanning 1920s bohemian Paris through 1960s Cold War America, populated with members of the fabled "Lost Generation," "Mrs. Hemingway" is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak.

Thanks to Deb Horan, owner of Booklovers' Gourmet, for these summer reading suggestions. Booklovers' Gourmet is at 55 East Main Street in Webster, 508-949-6232.